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Splunk, Linux and VMware Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 16-06816
Location: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Individual must possess excellent working knowledge of Splunk (version 6+), Red Hat Linux and VMWare. Any working knowledge of AIX 5.3 through 7.1 and Client-UX 11.x operating systems in addition to any supporting tools, management environments and virtualization technologies are a significant plus. Seeking individual with 3-5+ years working directly with Splunk, Red Hat Linux and VMWare technologies as their primary job focus.


Splunk Role and Responsibilities:
o Splunk cluster design, development, integration and management. Design, support and maintain the Splunk infrastructure in a highly available configuration
o Standardize Splunk forwarder deployment, configuration and maintenance across a variety of UNIX and Windows platforms.
o Troubleshoot Splunk server and forwarder problems and issues. Assist internal users of Splunk in designing and maintaining production-quality dashboards. Mentor and train Splunk users and administrators
o Participate as an escalation point for 24x7 operations support for Splunk. Monitor the Splunk infrastructure for capacity planning and optimization
o Design core scripts to automate Splunk maintenance and alerting tasks. Support Splunk on Unix, Linux and Windows-based platforms. Proven track record of automating processes and procedures

Systems Engineering/Administrative Roles and Responsibilities
o Engineer solutions to complex issues and projects. Provide technical directions and lead technology decisions and discussions to drive positive change
o Proficient in cloud based solutions and technologies, specifically within the IaaS space. Proficient in using UNIX performance tools such as sar, top, nmon, vmstat, iostat, etc along with other performance and monitoring tools
o Proficiencies with the installation, integration, tuning, and troubleshooting of mulit-vendor UNIX Environments
o In depth knowledge and experience RedHat Enterprise Linux, VMware. Knowledge of AIX, Client-UX and other platforms a plus
o Working knowledge and understanding of Networking/Routing, firewalls, load balancer technologies, and other network concepts and appliances.
o Knowledge and understanding of Web and Middleware technologies is a plus such as Apache, TomCat, Mule, DataPower, XML Appliances, PEGA, Cognos, BroadVision, SOA, J2EE.

Other Qualifications, Roles and Responsibilities
o Detail oriented and experience working in a production environment using Change Control practices, creating and working under technical project plans and timelines. Possesses an expert level knowledge of UNIX Operating Systems and tools
o Serve as technical lead and fill role of SME instructing, directing, and mentoring peers and co-worker. Participate in cross-functional teams that design, develop, & implement systems architecture and supporting infrastructure.
o Manage continuous enhancement of the systems infrastructure to meet challenging business requirements.
o Formulate & recommend standards for achieving maximum performance & efficiency of the system. Participate in the planning for retirement of systems programs, and migration of systems infrastructure.
o Participate in cross-functional work groups to assess business needs, develop a systems architecture strategy, & implementation plans.
o Determine feasibility, cost & time required, compatibility with current system, and system capabilities. Implement system architecture strategies
o Design, develop and implement operational processes and procedures. Write documentation describing systems design & architecture, logic and operational processes. May develop user manuals & operating procedures.
o Spearhead the implementation of IT Roadmap Strategies to ensure technical systems are scalable, reliable, secure, supportable, and achieve Business and IT performance and budgetary objectives.
o Provide guidance Best Practices, approved Technologies, and tools/solutions. Present and champion infrastructure concepts and ideas across all levels of the organization.
o Individual will be key member of a technology team which has been commissioned to maintain, support and engineer across a multitude of open system platforms and architectures.
o Must be a motivated individual who can participate with other resources with planning and execution of IT strategies.


College degree in Information Systems or related field and 8+ years' experience

Proficient knowledge with
o Splunk (6.x) architecting, design and support, dashboarding, reporting etc
o Red Hat Linux operating system across multiple hardware and virtual environments
o VMware virtualization environments

Working knowledge and experience with:
o container and cloud based solutions
o IBM AIX operating environments running AIX 5.3 through AIX 7.1
o IBM VIOS operating environments running VIOS 2.2.2.x and higher
o IBM System P/PSeries hardware platform
o HPUX a plus

Required understanding of data networks and SAN network topologies

Employee Status:
More Information About the Job
Is Relocation Available?
Yes, nationwide

Are you open to sponsorship?

Are there flexible work hours?

Is there a possibility to work remote?

This position is:
New Position

Is there a bonus structure?

Is there equity?

Who does this position report to?
Greg Murphy - IT Director

Does this position have direct reports?

What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements on this position?
Splunk SME Linux VMware

What is exciting about this opportunity? Please use this section to describe team and company culture.
New role - need SME in Splunk toolset Intake call:

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