JOB TITLE: Senior Systems Administrator (Splunk)
LOCATION: Hyderabad, India
The Cloud Hosting Business Intelligence team provides comprehensive awareness, correlation and analysis of technical and business events, performance, and capacity management as well as other key business metrics in order to maximize business value creation and optimize the end user experience. The Cloud Hosting Business Intelligence team’s service offerings and analysis enable the organization to be proactive in managing end user experience and customer relationships in a way that creates value and enables customer satisfaction.
As a Senior Splunk Systems Administrator, you will be the primary resource for managing a large and diverse Splunk environment. This includes the administration and configuration of Enterprise Splunk monitoring suites including application performance management, end user experience monitoring and log correlation tools. The role will serve as an escalation point for team members working to make dashboards who require assistance with complex queries or performance optimization. The resource will serve as a Splunk Subject Matter Expert for system performance analysis, and troubleshooting as needed through escalations.
The Sr. Splunk Administrator should have an infrastructure and systems operations background and evolved into a Splunk Subject Matter Expert including the integration of all data sources.
Designing system solutions, implementing new features, assisting in resolving complex incidents and problems, and consultation with application support and development staff
Experience with managing Splunk in a high-volume environment
Administer linux Splunk environment in intermediate size deployment
Experience with planning for future Splunk growth on premise
Administer Splunk users and roles
Create advanced searches, reports, dashboards and visualizations
Create field aliases, lookups, and calculated fields\
Create and manage alerts
Implementing and configuring index and source types as well as Splunk Apps
Develop or customize Splunk Apps through python coding as needed to suit requirements
Install and manage forwarders, indexers, search heads.
Create and manage configuration files like inputs props, transforms, and lookups
Deploy, configure and update Indexers, Search Heads, Heavy Forwarders, and Universal Forwarders as appropriate
Configure/optimize current Indexer configuration, Search Heads/Search Head Clusters, Deployment server & Monitoring Console
Configure/optimize current storage as neede
Splunk performance optimization of queries through best practices and indexes
Implement and maintain comprehensive high availability of the splunk ecosystem
Implement and maintain a comprehensive monitoring of the splunk ecosystem
Effectively manage and optimize the data ingestion into Splunk eliminating waste and minimizing additional expenditures on splunk licensing
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must have implemented, rebuilt or performed major version upgrades on a splunk environment demonstrating a complete understanding of the Splunk ecosystem
Must have experience integrating numerous infrastructure and web applications, systems & platforms into splunk
Must have strong hardware and software troubleshooting skills
Must have working knowledge of Windows server administration
Must have general understanding of IT network and security procedures and standards
Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate with team members & other personnel outside of the team
Must have a well-rounded working knowledge of infrastructure systems, software and application stacks such as Vmware Vcenter, Windows, Linux, routers, switches, firewalls, IDPs, IIS, Apache etc
Education, Training and Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Technology, Management Information Systems or equivalent experience Required
3+ years’ experience in Splunk Systems Administration enterprise level environment.
3+ years Infrastructure systems experience including linux, windows, vmware and Cisco UCS administration required
Splunk Certification is preferred
ELK stack experience is strongly desired
Experience of working in a 24 x 7 Data Center environment
Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law