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Sr. Splunk Engineer in McLean, VA at Spartan Resources, LLC

Date Posted: 6/21/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    McLean, VA
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

Sr. Splunk Engineer McLean, VA6 month contract (potential contract to hire) Part of a Splunk Project Team that maintains and improves a large, existing Multi-Site clustered Splunk instance in an Enterprise environment.  Your two key areas of responsibility are to a) Design & Build new features, b) Run the System 
  1. Design & Build new features: 
    1. Help refine business requirements 
    2. Assist with release planning activities 
    3. Visualize architecture aspects such as multisite clustering, DR capabilities, failover scenarios, etc. 
    4. Be responsible for the Design of the Data Integration piece of that solution 
    5. Document and visualize the Data Integration Designs as well as the interface specifications 
    6. Be responsible for hardware sizing to cover possible extension of the infrastructure 
    7. Cover all security policies in terms of Access Management, Data Protection etc. and include that in the Architecture 
    8. Work with users and other stakeholders to implement new features 
    9. Guide the configuration of the Enterprise Security App to reflect use cases 
    10. Build solutions in the DEV environment (e.g. data on-boarding, Apps and Add-on's, configurations etc.) 
    11. Document all design artifacts 
    12. Estimate efforts for all tasks 
    13. Support the Quality Manager by testing the solution, generating suitable test data etc. 
    14. Be responsible for troubleshooting 
  2. Run the System 
    1. Help troubleshooting + issue fixing efforts 
    2. Liaise with other support groups (e.g. UNIX admins) to get issues resolved 
    3. Prepare the deployment of new features 
    4. Support Go Live activities 
    5. Improve the System and its Monitoring, and Configuration automation capabilities 
    6. Support the day-to-day running of the System 
 Required Skills
  • Several years of proven experience with large scale Splunk Projects including Splunk clustered, distributed Splunk environments etc. at Terabyte/Petabyte scale 
  • Proven experience with the implementation of Use Cases in Splunk 
  • Proven experience with the use and configuration of the Splunk Enterprise Security App to cover security related use cases 
  • At least 5 years of experience with IT Projects in large Enterprises 
  • Solid experience with typical Enterprise policies, especially concerning Infrastructure, Access Management, Data Protection, etc. 
  • Versed in Security Information Management & Operational Intelligence 
  • Solid and proven experience with Network Security Concepts 
  • Splunk Certified Administrator 
  • Excellent communication skills in English (German nice to have) 
  • Team player 
  • Proven ability to visually illustrate complex processes and IT systems in a comprehensive manner (e.g. Visio) 
  • Experience with performance critical data processing at large scale using files, data streams, or databases 
 Preferred Skills:
  • Splunk Certified Architect
  • Locals strongly preferred
  • Background in Enterprise IT Architecture and Solution Design 
  • Background in IT Security 
  • Experience with testing IT Systems and Data Integration systems 
  • Experience with working in internationally distributed cross-functional teams 

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