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Site Reliability Splunk Engineer

Position Summary: 

This Site Reliability Engineer role is responsible for designing, architecting, and implementing Splunk solutions in support of cybersecurity and IT operations analysts and data scientists. It also engineers, maintains and monitors a large Splunk deployment in a distributed and clustered environment. This Engineer will help build and direct the Splunk technical capability by collaborating with diverse end users and a geographically distributed team.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design new Splunk deployments based on customer requirements
  • Assist in refining existing Splunk deployments by applying Splunk best practices
  • Deploy Splunk in clustered and non-clustered environments including indexer clusters and search head clusters
  • Manage Splunk knowledge objects, e.g., Apps, Dashboards, Saved Searches, Scheduled Searches, Alerts
  • Deploy Splunk Enterprise Security in support of Security Operations Center activities at customer sites
  • Develop custom Splunk apps to meet customer needs in various domains, e.g., IT security, financial, IT ops, human resources, physical security, etc.


Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills: 

  • 3+ years of experience with Splunk in a distributed, enterprise, and cloud environment
  • Must have strong Linux system administration and engineering skills
  • Must be very comfortable administering servers from the command line and working with configuration files. (Ansible Automation, Python, CentOS 7, RHEL 7)
  • Strong skills with a scripting language; Python preferred, JavaScript and/or Perl also valuable
  • Comfortable working with bash, PowerShell, and batch scripts; ability to develop scripts in these languages to support Splunk deployments
  • Strong experience and expertise engineering Splunk solutions for a variety of customers
  • Experience in building Splunk Technology Add-ons and configuring field extractions for various data sources
  • Experience deploying/managing Splunk indexer clusters and search head clusters
  • Deployment experience with Splunk Enterprise Security and/or Splunk IT Service Intelligence premium solutions
  • Strong understanding of the underlying Splunk infrastructure and components (lookups, modular inputs, standard inputs, relationships between varying configuration files, etc.)
  • Experience working with other big data analytics solutions (Elastic Stack, Palantir, HP ArcSight, etc.) is a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a globally distributed team
  • Strong sense of self-motivation; ability to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Ability and willingness to learn new things


Nearest Major Market: Miami

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