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Manager of Splunk Engineering

Posted on Dec 12, 2018 by Request Technology - Anthony Honquest

Reston, VA 20190
Information Technology
Immediate Start
$150k - $160k Annual

Manager of Splunk Engineering
$150-160K +Bonus
Reston, VA

Prestigious Enterprise Organization is seeking a Manager of Splunk Engineering. Do you enjoy mentoring and managing engineers, but still have a passion to design, implement, and maintain innovative technologies? If you have proven experience in monitoring capabilities particularly in log aggregation/analytics tools and dash-boarding, apply to Platform Services team. This team is modernizing application and security monitoring and is also in the process of establishing an IT data lake. Our goal is to equip our operations teams with timely information on availability, performance, and capacity for applications and infrastructure. This is achieved in a hybrid environment and allows us to maximize business resiliency. As an Engineering Manager, you will have the opportunity to not only transform our technical capabilities and sharpen your skills, but to also play a key role in shaping the future of our services across the enterprise.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Team Management

Manage and develop a team of engineers in a DevOps environment

Attract, recruit, retain, and develop top talent

Ensure the team is operating in the most effective way possible and have the appropriate level of skills and resources to be successful

Motivate direct reports to work through obstacles and coach them to be productive and at the same time help develop their careers

Gain cooperation from other areas by influencing positively and by building relationships

Technical Leadership

Engage with business users, application and platform owners, and other parties to understand business needs and processes; guide project teams and sponsors in identifying the best solutions

Participate in technology assessment; design based on requirements and architectural guidelines, prototype if necessary, and implement reliable solutions

Develop and enhance appropriate operational procedures to ensure consistent service delivery and compliance

Ensure all systems have high availability and disaster recovery in place per design

Establish appropriate metrics and collect periodic measurements to monitor and report on availability, performance, capacity, and any other relevant metrics

Change Agent

Champion technology and tools change that improves delivery processes

Act as an agent for change to reflect the latest standards in new technologies and tools

Serve as an enterprise subject matter expert (SME) and advocate of IT standards and reference architectures

Qualifications 8-10 years of elaborating and relevant Information Technology experience

2+ years of management skills with a passion for leading and developing staff

2+ years of hands on experience of implementing Splunk and maintaining its operations

Proven track-record in designing Splunk in the cloud, particularly AWS, and migrating from a sizable on-prem installation

In depth experience designing solutions that are: secure, resilient, scalable, transformative

Experience using or administering Linux and Windows operating systems

Fluent in Unix Shell and other modern Scripting languages

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Sciences, any related field, or equivalent experience

Strong work ethic, self-motivated, independent, and works with minimal direction

Key to success in this role

Self-starter and self-motivated

Ability to work and collaborate effectively in a team environment

Sense of urgency and able to apply risk based approach to prioritize work

A sense of humor

Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, persuasively with technology and business stakeholders

Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies

Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess

Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance

Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through your own and team's actions

Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

Experience designing and monitoring containerized infrastructure solutions following Microservices and DevOps principles

Knowledge of data lakes particularly Hadoop implementation

Exposure to the financial services industry

Reference: 599005840

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