Splunk Administrator

St louis, MO 63146

Posted: 03/12/2019 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Database Administrator Job Number: 52308

Splunk Administrator

The Splunk Administrator will provide support for the Splunk environments throughout all technology environments. The Splunk administrator will work with the different application development teams to assist in the gathering of data and logs in alignment with the team' s telemetry requirements. The Splunk Administrator will work with and take direction from the Splunk Architect, deploying and configuring Splunk products. The Splunk Administrator will focus on core Splunk installations and gathering Splunk data across the enterprise to feed into core Splunk and Splunk Apps. The Splunk Administrator will play a central role in data centralization and standardization including writing code for data collection, data correlation, and dashboard presentations. 3-5 years of experience functioning in a Systems Administrator capacity is required.


Responsibilities:
• Support the Splunk environment (Dev, QA and Production)
• Aid in the design/development of equipment and systems in order maintain the Splunk environment
• Work closely with internal application teams and business analysts in Splunk data collection on-boarding efforts
• Troubleshoot software and configuration errors as needed
• Install and patch the Splunk environment as needed
• Provide L2 support to Product Development application teams for Splunk issues
• Raise tickets and track problem/incident resolution with Splunk directly
• Analyze and provide hardware and software server specifications
• Triage system issues and outages, raising and responding to incidents as needed
• Deploy Splunk forwarders across the enterprise infrastructure
• Provide escalation to appropriate resource(s) for problem resolution
• Initiate and participate in timely communication to stakeholders during planned and unplanned outages
• Assist in technical evaluations, proof of concepts, and/or provide technical recommendation within discipline
• Provide mentoring and guidance to application teams for logging standards and best practices
• Implement operation readiness best practices and standards
• Implement ITSI and other Splunk functional add-ons
• Test interoperability in the environment
• Provide input to other Splunk teams
• Assist Security Teams with Splunk specific requests


Requirements:

• Bachelor' s degree in MIS or Computer Science, or equivalent experience in related field
• 2+ years using Splunk
• 2+ years technical systems administration experience
• 4+ years technical experience supporting and configuring application and web servers
• 4+ years linux/windows systems engineering experience
• 4+ years’ experience supporting web applications, including database connection configurations
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