Senior Application Engineer

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Cyber & Technology, Cyber Security

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  • Contact:

    Steven Da Silva

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Senior Application Engineer

Develops or enhances engineering designs or manufacturing processes using CAD, CAM or CAE applications. Uses computer-aided systems to assist and instruct end-users about design and tooling tasks. Designs, develops and/or implements front-end graphics application programs in one or more computer-aided environments or platforms. Uses data exchange methodologies to facilitate effective data sharing between systems and/or applications. May be responsible for technical writing, presentations and development of training curriculum.

Administer and monitor Splunk environment across all RDC's Plan, deploy and document architecture components, monitoring & alerting setup, troubleshooting guides Plan, develop, document and deploy automation and orchestration activity through integration with Security Use Cases. On-boarding new data as well as new customers to Spunk. Work with new customers to insure they are getting the most out of the data and help design new applications for their specific use. Test new versions and components in QA environment for promotion into Production. Development of new applications, views, file and database look ups, dashboards, reports, alerts, data collection, scheduling of alerts and reports. Create, configure, and manage summary-based reporting and data model acceleration and oversee strategies for improved performance. Build a strong enterprise-level model for data normalisation, naming conventions, and Splunk application development standards. Work with Splunk team to establish priorities, deficits, and strategic goals for all aspects of team operations. Assist with the development and implementation of document configuration standards, policies and procedures for operating, managing and ensuring the security of Splunk infrastructure. Collaborate with architects, designers, requirements analysts, database and system administrators and developers on system and application design. Promote changes and releases through the various test, quality assurance and production systems. Assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical issues causing the unavailability of systems or applications for users. Assist in disaster recovery planning, documentation and implementation

Experience required:

  • Hands-on experience with Splunk 7 (>7.1 would be ideal)
  • Splunk 6/7 Certified Administrator or Architect
  • Hands-on experience with Splunk Enterprise Security 4/5 running on a Search Head Cluster and Multi-site Index Cluster configurations.
  • Scripting experience with Regular Expressions, Python, Javascript, XML or other languages.
  • Working knowledge with Enterprise technologies (SiteScope, SCCM, Nagios, Puppet, etc.).
  • Expert administration knowledge in a number of technical areas which could include Microsoft operating systems, WebSphere, Microsoft SQL Server, PeopleSoft, upgrades, installations, and architecture.
  • Experience with technical consulting, big data and/or statistical and analytical modeling.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to other technical staff members as well as non-technical members of the organization.
  • Programming with Java, Ruby, PHP, or other Splunk-supported development languages.
  • Working knowledge with automation technologies (Puppet, Chef, CFEngine).
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to other technical staff members as well as non-technical members of the organization.
  • Strong data analysis skills specializing in system and application log data.
  • Strong data organizational skills, proven knowledge of data taxonomy and knowledge-based modeling.
  • Detailed understanding software development life cycle principles, practice, & disciplines.
  • Programming experience in scripting, regular expressions, HTTP/XML, and data modeling.
  • Strong understanding of enterprise-level architecture, operating systems and management.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral.
  • Strong documentation and organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of Data Security principles and practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills are essential.
  • Strong Linux/Unix background with scripting for automation and troubleshooting.
  • Advanced knowledge of logging and troubleshooting.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science and two years of administration and support experience or relevant experience or certification in computer science, information technology and at least five years administration and support experience or the equivalent combination of experience and training considered.

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