Senior Splunk Administrator

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  • Splunk is seeking a Senior Splunk administrator with proven experience in implementing, improving, and administering Splunk deployments from simple single instance stacks to complicated clustered environments.
  • Individuals applying should be ready to discuss complex application deployments of Splunk Enterprise software, modular inputs, lookups, field extractions, dashboard creation and the Splunk JavaScript application framework.
  • Complex knowledge of the Splunk Search Processing Language is a must, and candidates will need to understand the impact of complex searches on both clustered, and non-clustered environments.
  • This role is on the Engineering Services team at Splunk. The Engineering Services team at Splunk is a service and support organization for Splunk Engineering focused on providing leading-edge engineering platforms which are the foundation for productive, frictionless software development lifecycles.
  • The successful candidate is passionate about providing world-class customer service with a sharp focus on implementing and deploying reliable, robust, high quality, Splunk based continual deployment targets and their associated services.


  • Engage with software development, QA and project management teams to prepare for customization or enhancements required for new and updated Splunk deployments.
  • Provide recommendations to monitor and improve Splunk’s continual deployment infrastructure.
  • Provide timely, world class customer service for requests from all engineering customers including; software development, QA, sustaining and project management.
  • Help keep key systems and servers up and operational ensuring all systems are securely servicing all customers
  • Capable of prioritizing and executing critical and blocking issues in a timely fashion
  • Provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring for the existing staff.
  • Provide recommendations to monitor and improve CI/CD based engineering infrastructure.
  • Identify issues, collaborate with stake holders on solutions and provide follow-up on the implementation.
  • Analyze and adapt Splunk deployment targets to support changing needs and environments.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree and minimum 5+ years of experience in a technical field or equivalent.
  • 3+ years’ experience administering Splunk on a large enterprise level
  • Experience with deploying Splunk premium apps such as Splunk ES or ITSI is not required, but would be welcomed
  • Experience and familiarity with IT management processes and software products, networking, server, application monitoring, security patching and/or web technologies.
  • Experience in interacting with customers and onboarding, configuration, and optimization in Splunk
  • Experience with using scripting languages to automate tasks and manipulate data
  • Strong preference for those with extensive experience architecting/developing/deploying/configuring/administering simple to complicated Splunk deployments.
  • Ability to multitask and solve complex technical problems
  • Experience working in a multiserver environment
  • PERL/Linux shell scripting/Regex experience would be highly preferable
  • Splunk training and/or certifications are a major plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent follow up and communication and presentation skills. Ability to keep things conversational and organized while getting things done.
  • Experience with container technology – Docker, UCP or Kubernetes
  • Experience with two or more of: Ansible, puppet, chef, Artifactory, Nexus
  • Cloud-deployment expertise with AWS CloudFormation, Terraform; GCP or Azure a plus
  • Experience with multiple build tools - GCC, Visual Studio, Xcode, Make.
  • Experience in package managers, e.g. npm, yum.
  • Familiarity with modern, CI/CD based engineering processes and tools is a big, big plus.

Splunk has been named one of San Francisco Bay Area's "Best Places to Work" by The San Francisco Business Times, ten years in a row. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and a plethora of benefits and we take pride in the diverse and innovative culture that sets us apart as a company.

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