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Technical Architect Expert High
Ref No.: 18-00816
Location: Albany, New York
Start Date: 07/24/2018
Agency: Information Technology Services (ITS)
 Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
•           Daily administration of Splunk utilizing web interface and Linux Command Line Interface (CLI) for new agent installs, repairs and other administrative tasks
•           Daily administration of Splunk monitoring and environment
•           Manage Change Requests and Incidents via Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) system
•           Meet with and discuss monitoring solutions and issues with customers
•           Diagnose and troubleshoot Splunk Monitoring issues focusing on Tivoli and System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
•           Research and plan for new monitoring offerings and features
Which Service Group is required?
Service Group 1. STANDARD TITLES
What is the number of staff being requested?
(maximum of 5)
Which Job Title Category is required?
Technical Architect
Which Skill Level is required?
Which Skill Demand is required?
How many Candidate Response Forms are being requested per Contractor per position?     (1 or 2)
When is the Target Start Date?
(30 Business Days minimum from date of request)
How long is the engagement? (in months)
When is the estimated completion date?
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)?
Full Time
If  Part-Time, enter approximate number of hours per week:
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time):
Negotiable within normal business days and hours. 
Where is the Home Base Region?
Region 1 - Capital Area
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
Swan St. Building, Core 3, Room #234, Albany, New York, 12228
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
Linux, Windows, Oracle and IBM Shop
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
IBM, Client, CISCO, Arista, Dell, Lenovo
Position Mandatory Qualifications
 Technical Architect
- Technical expert centered around a technology, technologies or a portfolio of applications- Designing and implementing Information Technology solutions
84+ Months: Candidate is able to provide leadership of large teams and/or extensive industry experience and is considered at the top of his/her field​
 Requested Qualifications

60+ months researching, testing, evaluating, recommending and administering enterprise monitoring management systems to support over 3000 servers in a government or state multi-tenant enterprise environment.
84+ months architecting and supporting Splunk Enterprise or Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring on Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012, AIX, Linux, Client, and Solaris based operating systems in a multi-tenant enterprise environment.
36+ months utilizing ITSM system, i.e. ServiceNow, for Change Management and Incident Management.
60+ months gathering and analyzing data relating to system failures.
24+ months introducing new SCOM Management Packs, Web Consoles and other specialized monitoring needs.
36+ months of experience working directly for a
Federal, State or Local government entity.
Bachelors of Science or Bachelors of Arts degree.
24+ months working with prospective customers to onboard new data sources like unix, windows and application logs so they can be indexed by Splunk and be available for searches
24+ months of experience organizing, promoting and acting subject matter expert from the Splunk team to Splunk training classes.
24+ Months administering security and access requests and the associated LDAP configuration for users who want to use data available in Splunk.
Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
Mandatory ITS Security Agreements and Fingerprint-based Background Check.
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
Additional training offerings from Microsoft, Splunk, ELK
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
It is expected that knowledge transfer to ITS staff will occur throughout the engagement through daily interaction, documentation, and scheduled design and staff meetings.
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel: