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Senior Splunk Engineer ^

Software ENG & DEV | Pleasanton, CA | Full Time, Part Time, and Temporary

Job Description

Senior Splunk Engineer 1203 ^ 

This position is responsible for all technical aspects of Splunk. You will be responsible for working closely with the Security Operations, Network, Security, and IT teams in architecting Splunk ITSI monitoring solutions and driving Splunk projects to increase operational visibility into the company and the company's infrastructure. This is a technical role with the expectation that you are fluent in Splunk architecture, IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), search processing language (SPL), automation, security concepts, network concepts, and compliance. 

The team that you would be a technical leader for designs, deploys and manages all internal and external customer facing Splunk services. You'll be an inventive engineer, with a taste for challenging problems that lesser engineers shy away from. You'll revel in designing elegant solutions using whatever languages, tools, and hardware you deem most appropriate. You'll have a good grasp of broad Splunk design principles and best practices 

Your training and development budget will see you mandated to attend at least one major off-site training course annually (SANS, Splunk Educations, etc) and at least one major security conference (Blackhat, Defcon, .conf, RSA, CanSecWest, etc) as well as having a budget for local conferences and events. You'll be encouraged to keep your skills up to date with other events such as internal red/blue team events, hackathons, membership of various groups and societies. You'll be provided a budget to grow a reference library for you and your team. You will have a lab and development pipeline to run the proof of concept projects in. We also reserve one afternoon a week for side projects.


  • Design, deploy and administer multi-site, multi-terabyte/day, distributed Splunk environment. Including Multi-site Clustering, Search Head Clustering, HTTP Event Collector, Both Universal and Heavy Forwarders, Deployer, Deployment Server 
  • Install, build and maintain Splunk Apps and add-ons in a distributed environment 
  • Advanced level Splunk Dashboarding 
  • Maintain CIM compliance and perform data normalization 
  • Work with internal teams to ensure Splunk Best Practices, and increase adoption of Capabilities and Processes 
  • Advanced level Splunk ITSI administration
  • Liaise with other internal organizations for cross-team efforts 


  • Minimum of B.S. Degree in STEM field or clear evidence of engineering excellence 
  • 8+ Years of experience in IT/Security 
  • 3+ years of which include experience in senior Splunk engineer role 
  • Proficient skills in: 
    • Python scripting 
    • Linux administration (ideally RHEL/CentOS) 
    • Version Control (ideally Git) 
    • Continuous integration tools (ideally Jenkins, Bamboo) 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in IT Operations 
  • Experience open-sourcing and supporting home-grown tools

$90-$100 per hour              Pleasanton, CA 94588               12 Month Assignment