Splunk Engineer (W2 Contract)

  • Owings Mills, MD
  • Posted 25 days ago | Updated 25 days ago


$55 - $58.14
Contract - W2
Contract - 6 Month(s)


Splunk Cloud
Log Data
Log Management
Log Data Engineer
W2 only

Job Details

  • Support systems engineering lifecycle activities for large hybrid Splunk and Cribl deployments, including requirements gathering, design, testing, implementation, operations, and documentation.
  • Implementing log data pipelines through automation in Python to ingest logs into log management platforms like Splunk, Open Search
  • Automating platform management processes through Ansible or other scripting tools/languages
  • Troubleshooting incidents impacting the log data platforms
  • Coordinating and collaboration with users of the platform
  • Develop training and documentation materials
  • Support log data platform upgrades including coordinating testing of upgrades with users of the platform
  • Gather and process raw data from multiple disparate sources (including writing scripts, calling APIs, writing SQL queries, etc.) into a form suitable for analysis
  • Enables log data, batch and real-time analytical processing solutions leveraging emerging technologies
  • Build log data pipelines to help with the development and testing of log data engineering


  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose complex issues
  • Able to demonstrate experience supporting technical users and conduct requirements analysis
  • Can work independently with minimal guidance & oversight
  • Experience with IT Service Management and familiarity with Incident & Problem management
  • Highly skilled in identifying performance bottlenecks, identifying anomalous system behavior, and resolving root cause of service issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work across teams and functions to influence design, operations, and deployment of highly available software
  • Knowledge of standard methodologies related to security, performance, and disaster recovery

Required Technical Expertise

  • 3-5 years experience managing and configuring Splunk Enterprise and/or Splunk Cloud
  • Developing and managing requirements, and making data-driven decisions
  • Experience with Linux and Windows agents (Splunk, Fluentbit/Fluentd) for log data engineering
  • Experience in designing, developing, and deploying cloud-based solutions using AWS
  • Experience in onboarding new data, configuration, creating new dashboards, extracting information through Splunk, Cribl
  • Experience in development of systems for data extraction, ingestion and processing of large volumes of data
  • Demonstrated proficiency with scripting and automation (bash, python, other programming languages)
  • Familiarity with Splunk rest API s
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (prefer AWS) and container + orchestration technologies
  • Experience with data pipeline orchestration platforms

Preferred Technical Experience

  • Splunk Certification (Admin or Architect)
  • Experience with Ansible tower automations
  • Experience using Gitlab
  • Experience with large platform migration efforts
  • Experience with AWS OpenSearch
  • Experience with Cribl
  • Familiarity with data streaming technologies such as Kafka, Kinesis, spark streaming, etc
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