Remote Senior Splunk Engineer/SME

Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 21, 2022 (8 d ago)

Job Description

The Splunk Engineer will serve as a Splunk subject matter expert. They will be responsible for updating, engineering, and creating Splunk dashboards. They will provide technical and administrative direction for problem definition, analysis, requirements development, optimization, and implementation for complex to extremely complex systems in the subject matter area. The Splunk Engineer would make recommendations and advise on organization-wide implementation, integration, and optimization of the tool (Splunk).

The Splunk Engineer will interpret customer requirements, develop internal requirements, and design solutions. The Splunk Engineer will be responsible for designing and setting up the ingestion of various customer data flows to include pre-processing data into a useable format. The Splunk Engineer will also be responsible for designing and integrating Splunk with a wide variety of data sources and developing associated knowledge objects such as dashboards, reports, alerts for Network Monitoring and Analytics.

The Splunk Engineer/SME should have the following skills:

  • Strong with Splunk Development and Dashboards
  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of Splunk "Search" language and building complex queries
  • Implement KV stores, lookups, and data model acceleration to optimize search performance and reporting
  • Knowledge of how to customize Dashboards via the simple XML, advanced XML source, JavaScript, CSS, advanced HTML
  • Expert-level capabilities with regular expression and statistical functions
  • Experience with creating Splunk knowledge objects (field extractions, macros, event types, etc.)
  • Ability to understand the business process flow and design & develop an "End-2-End" business transaction visibility, including large scale processing, integration, and analysis of system logs and databases in Splunk
  • Ability to discover and mine data to develop meaningful insights into Failed, Unexpected, Incomplete or Delayed business transactions
  • Ability to architect, implement, administer, and troubleshoot Splunk

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Architect, design, support, and maintain high availability, distributed multi-clustered and multi-tenant Splunk deployment
  • Perform capacity planning, data integration, data transformation, field extraction, event parsing, data preview, and configuration management of Splunk platform
  • Design and customize complex search queries, and promote advanced searching, forensics and analytics, develop dashboards and visualizations, data models, reports and optimize their performance
  • Onboard and maintain a wide variety of data sources including various OS, appliance, and application logs
  • Work closely with Linux and Windows server administration teams to diagnose and resolve configuration issues
  • Perform data mining and analysis, using various query and reporting methods
  • Solve/troubleshoot complex integration challenges and configuration issues
  • Manage Splunk knowledge objects
  • Implement and maintain Splunk monitoring of microservices
  • Analyze and optimize log collection and reporting to increase value and reduce unnecessary collection
  • Identify and handle data discrepancy issues within the Splunk monitoring system
  • Assist with training application team members on Splunk functionality
  • Support Splunk capacity and performance analysis

Job Requirements:

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher and 10 years of related experience
  • 3+ years of experience in Splunk development (Create Dashboards, Visualizations, Statistical reports, scheduled searches, alerts, and knowledge objects)

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate strong working knowledge/experience with several of the following skills, concepts, and technologies:

  • Enterprise Applications deployed as microservices
  • SQL Server, PostgreSQL, platform administration on Linux and Windows
  • Security Tools such as IDS/IPS, Anti-virus, firewalls, Switches, Endpoint Management
  • Cloud providers such as AWS GovCloud
  • Scripting/Programming experience in Python, Perl, Powershell or Bash.
  • Firewalls and internet proxy devices
  • Unix or Linux shell environments
  • Event flows (i.e. Syslog)
  • Strong problem solving, logic, and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Certification Requirements

  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect
  • Splunk Core Certified Admin
  • Splunk Core Certified Advanced Power User

Clearance Requirements

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen, possess DHS Suitability background investigation or be eligible to qualify for DHS Entry of Duty background investigation followed by DHS Public Trust Clearance

Other (Travel, Work Environment, DoD 8570 Requirements, Administrative Notes, etc.)

  • None

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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