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Splunk Engineer

Position: Splunk Engineer
Category: Security Operations Center
Ref. Code: SPLKENGR
Location: Riyadh, KSA

The Splunk Engineer that will be responsible for the installation and administration of large scale Splunk deployments, as well as the integration with large number of log sources consisting of systems, services and applications. In addition to the engineering work, content development expertise is required in terms of reporting, queries, dashboards and use cases conceptualization and implementation.

The engineer will work closely with and report to the OBRELA solution design and project management team, to ensure that each project’s technical and business goals are met.

 

Responsibilities

  • Install and administer Splunk and Splunk Application for Enterprise Security (ES) log management
  • Support, and maintain Splunk infrastructure for a highly available and disaster recovery configuration
  • Standardize Splunk agent deployment, configuration and maintenance across a variety of UNIX and Windows platforms
  • Integrate Splunk forwarders with log sources and organize/maintain the integration of the scope
  • Troubleshoot Splunk server and agent problems and issues
  • Monitor the agent and server infrastructure for capacity planning and optimization
  • Design and maintain production-quality dashboards
  • Mentor users and other groups on their use of Splunk
  • Technical writing/creation of formal documentation such as architecture diagrams, technical designs, and SOPs

 

Required skills and expertise

  • Splunk experience – minimum 3 years of experience architecting, configuring, deploying, and customizing Splunk
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or an equivalent combination of formal education, and experience
  • Strong understanding of Splunk configuration files and architecture
  • Knowledge of advanced search and reporting commands
  • Demonstrated ability to create complex dashboards, forms, and visualizations
  • Sound Knowledge of a scripting language (eg bash, python) and UNIX command line
  • Understanding of System Log Files and other structured and non-structured data
  • Intermediate level understanding of Solaris, Linux and Windows operating systems

 

Required soft skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that include the ability to describe highly technical concepts in non-technical terms
  • Ability to prioritise, organize and manage a complex workload, and to work well under deadlines and pressure
  • Ability to respond appropriately to client queries and address effectively troubleshooting needs
  • Able to work both as part of a team or under own initiative (without supervision)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must aspire to a culture of service excellence

 

Certifications

  • Splunk Enterprise Security certification required
  • Redhat Certified System Administration preferred

 

What we Offer:

  • Dynamic and respectful environment – our people are the core of our business, we value each and every individual and support initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance.
  • Continuous coaching – work with passionate people and receive both theoretical as well as hands-on training
  • Career development. Expand your career internationally and work alongside knowledgeable people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • A competitive compensation package dependent upon your experience and qualifications. We’re focused on rewarding efforts. Our salaries and benefits package will keep you motivated throughout your career

 

Qualified applicants can forward their CV quoting reference code(s) to: career@obrela.com

All applications will be held and treated with confidentiality.