Senior Splunk Engineer

Senior Splunk Engineer

Job Title: Senior Splunk Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH17035_1621336361
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 18, 2021 12:12

Job Description

Our client is an expert in the defence, aerospace and security sectors, solving some of the world's most important problems, offering high-end technical knowledge, research and innovation support to their clients. They are currently in the process of modernising and automating the monitoring of security, service and machine data using Splunk, Splunk Enterprise Security and Splunk IT Service Intelligence and are seeking a Senior Splunk Engineer to join their team.

Senior Splunk Engineer

The Senior Splunk Engineer will have Splunk Security and Systems Engineering knowledge as well as Administration expertise.

Key Accountabilities

*Continual development of the Splunk Platform, Centre of Excellence and Service.
*Mentoring and training operational staff to use and support Splunk.
*Devising of solution concepts which capture the problem to be solved and/or essential features of the outline solution.
*Engaging with customers, other stakeholders, suppliers, and other technical disciplines to help develop an appropriate understanding of the problem and to form the basis of viable solutions.

They are looking for previous hands-on day-to-day Splunk experience, with Splunk related activities making up the majority of their role as this role will be working on configurations and updates of the system, as well as mentoring other engineers in how to use the system.

Applicants may be in an Engineer level role, seeking a move up to Senior Engineer level.

To be considered, applicants will need to have:

*Administration of an Enterprise scale distributed Splunk implementation. i.e. Search Head and Indexer Clustering.
*Strong core Splunk skills - Searching, Reporting, Alerting, making dashboards etc.
*Onboarding of a wide range data sources using Splunkbase or custom TA's ensuring CIM compliance.
*Splunk Enterprise Security operation and management. Design and Creation alerts and correlation searches as well as aid security professionals in their development.
*Splunk IT Service Intelligence Administration. Design and Creation of services and their associated KPI, alerts and correlation searches.
*Linux Centos/Redhat for Splunk Administration.
*General IT systems engineering design and implementation. Need to have a decent overall understanding of Enterprise IT systems. Networks, Platforms, Infrastructure.
*Ability to manage and resolve complex issues relating to Splunk capability.
*Able to communicate effectively, think creatively and working collaboratively with the wider IT Team.

In addition, experience/interest in the following would be desirable:

*Working with adaptive thresholds, correlation searches, metrics and metrics analysis, alerting and such.
*Security Engineering
*Business Systems Services and Requirements. I.e. non-IT Data (not all pie charts are about hard drives).
*Experience in working in Agile teams, DevOps environments and processes.
*Automation processes, systems and tools like Ansible.
*Modern documentation practises.

Senior Splunk Engineer
Farnborough or Malvern
Salary to £55k per annum

Key Skills: Splunk, Splunk Engineer, Splunk Administration, Splunk implementation, Search Head, Indexer Clustering, Core Splunk, Searching, Reporting, Alerting, Dashboards, Splunkbase, Splunk IT Service Intelligence Administration, Linux Centos, Redhat.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's sites, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a PERMANENT position.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.