Senior Splunk Monitoring Engineer

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

Reston, VA 20190
Information Technology
Immediate Start
$120k - $143k Annual

Senior Splunk Monitoring Engineer
Reston, VA
$120-143K +Bonus

Prestigious Firm is seeking a Senior Splunk Monitoring Engineer. Do you have a passion for monitoring, log aggregation, analytics, big data, and machine learning? If you are an experienced engineer and have proven skills in Splunk and ELK, apply to join IT Platform Services division. You will be joining a team that is revolutionizing business and infrastructure monitoring while closely working with Information Security. As a senior engineer, you will implement, maintain, and enhance the systems, create user solutions, contribute to DevOps and cloud efforts, and optimize continued operations.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:


Collaborate with cross functional Information Technology Services, Information Security, and business teams to achieve desired outcomes

Establish trusting relationships across the enterprise

Establish appropriate metrics and reporting on availability, performance, capacity, growth, and utilization

Support of Design and Builds

Install and maintain systems for monitoring, log aggregation, search, and dashboarding

Providing technical expertise to design most efficient and cost-effective solutions for Splunk, ELK, and other monitoring tools

Evaluate technology standards, products, and the risks and benefits of technology introduction

Define backup/recovery strategies and standards

Provide certification and rollout of upgrades and patches

Support Operations

Develop and maintain operational procedures

Automate repetitive tasks and performance tuning

Ensure overall system and environment availability, performance, and capacity

Engage in incident management, resolve complex issues, and provide long term solutions

Participate in on-call on a rotation schedule but also be available to assist with during major issue or outages


5-7 years of elaborating and relevant Information Technology experience

At least 2 years of full time experience working as a Splunk Administrator/engineer

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

Experience using or administering Linux and Windows operating systems

Fluent in Bash, Python, and Ruby Scripting

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

Customer Focus - Engage with business and technology users to learn their needs and deliver against their projects

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of multi-cloud technologies, containerization, and microservices

Software development experience in DevOps environment

Experience with data lakes and Hadoop implementation

Reference: 599005842

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