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Splunk Architect

Temporary
NSW, Sydney
Posted on 31.07.2017
750.00 -> 1000.00 per day

Exciting Government Project
Long Term Contracting Role
Good Rates of Pay

Our Client, NSW Government is seeking to appoint a Splunk Architect for a contract role running for 12 months with potential for further extensions.

The role is to deliver complex, Client Splunk deployment and configurations.

Extensive experience operating and maintaining Splunk log management infrastructure and leverage knowledge on a number of areas:

This includes:


    • IT operations, DevOps, Analytics, Information Security, and networking.

    • Comprehensive experience communicating and interfacing with key project stakeholders.

    • Engineer, configure, & deploy Splunk products.

    • Log management solutions.

    • Develop automation for security tools management.

    • Create customized search heads.

    • Develop adhoc searches using your programming & development expertise in languages such as Java, Python, Shell scripting, and/or regular expression



    Key deliverables of this role are:


    • Perform ongoing system administration

    • Monitor and resolve issue/bug tickets related to Splunk.

    • Help drive end-user adoption of Splunk through documentation, support and training of new and current employees.

    • Create and maintain documentation on processes, policies, application configuration and help related materials for users (eg. Splunk Reference Guide).

    • Drive standards within Splunk implementation.

    • Project manage activities related to Splunk customizations and/or developments.



    Key Challenges


    • Maturing and formalising the processes around Splunk Support in conjunction with Group IT Departments, Business stakeholders/sponsors and external parties for improved collaboration and outcomes.

    • Managing the Splunk Platform which requires the coordinated cooperation of multiple internal and external parties to deliver outcomes.

    • Identifying, prioritising and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders, multiple change and work programs and a complex business environment undergoing significant change and increasing the maturity of how they work with Group IT.

    • Maintaining high availability for the Splunk platform.

    • Keeping up to date with fast moving developments in the industry and professional practice to embrace and implement best practice or contemporary approaches to improve both quality and efficiency.



    Selection Criteria:


    • Minimum 3+ years of experience with rule and advanced logic creation within SPLUNK

    • Experience with scripting languages to automate tasks and manipulate data

    • Experience with integrating solutions in a multi-vendor environment, including SaaS environments

    • Knowledge of enterprise logging, with a focus on security event logging

    • Knowledge of regular expressions

    • Splunk Certified Administrator, Splunk Certified Architect and/or Splunk Certified Consultant

    • Knowledge of ITIL processes including technical change management principles and approaches and experience in contributing to change advisory board activities.

    • Well-developed understanding of application lifecycle management, application/solution architectures, tools, methods, standards, processes and information, particularly in relation to Splunk.

    • Highly developed organisational, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely to a wide range of stakeholders.

    • Expert level competency with the MS Office suite and other MS products, particularly: Powerpoint, Visio, Project, Excel and Word.

    • Ability to operate within the values of impartiality, integrity, trust, service, accountability and safety. To carry out responsibilities with professionalism, fairness and commitment and to do so in order to place the customer at the centre of all that is produced and delivered.

    • The Splunk monitoring implementation, administration and development will be delivered as part of the ITRP Program where these skills are required.

    • Extensive experience in complex client Splunk deployments and configurations.

    • Must have extensive experience to operate and maintain Splunk log management infrastructure and leverage knowledge on a number of areas including: IT operations, DevOps, Analytics, Information Security, and networking.

    • The ideal candidate will have comprehensive experience communicating and interfacing with key project stakeholders.

    • The Splunk Architect will engineer, configure, & deploy Splunk products and log management solutions, develop automation for security tools management, create customized search heads, and develop adhoc searches using your programming & development expertise in languages such as Java, Python, Shell scripting, and/or regular expression.



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