Principal Engineer I - Splunk

  • Spectrum,
  • Greenwood Village, CO
Architecture, Database, Development, Disaster Recovery, DNS, Hardware, Linux, Linux Administrator, Management, Networking, Oracle, Perl, Protocols, Python, SQL, Telecommunications, Unix
Full Time, Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Client Reference Code: 233428


The Principle Engineer 1 (Splunk Environment) is responsible for assisting in design, development, and implementation of the enterprise-wide Splunk architecture, both hardware and software applications as well as their associated operating systems and databases. The individual acting in this role is also responsible for mentoring other Splunk team members as a subject matter expert on multiple platform related applications, though not in a management capacity.


  • Provide end to end network management and support for the enterprise Splunk deployment
  • Development and document standards, process and procedures for forethinking operational efficiencies on the Splunk network
  • Provide cutting edge solutions for internal customer applications
  • Working closely with other teams and collaborating with other team members
  • Planning and implementing future developments on all OSS platform deployed applications
  • 3rd level support and problem resolution for all major outage or complicated technical challenges that may arise on any OSS platform related application
  • Work closely with team management and team on all architectural decisions
  • Work in a team environment and collaborative role with other members of the OSS platform team as well as selected vendors to provide state of the art long term, technical solutions
  • As a principle engineer 1, this role is not only to provide the highest level of expertise to the Splunk environment but to offer your skills to other team members in a non-management, SME role.
    • Provide guidance on technical decisions for support
    • Collaborate on design and implementation for internal application customers with team members
    • Provide team members with training on new applications and designs for their respective responsibilities


  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; or equivalent training, education, and work experience
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years of Systems Engineering experience
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of experience working with Splunk and large database repository environments
  • At least Five (5) years of experience working with hardware and network related services operating at layers 1 - 3 of the OSI
  • Minimum of Five (5) years of hands-on experience in developing and supporting carrier grade database architectures

  • Experience working with the following technologies: Splunk, Unix/Linux [RedHat/CentOS], Python, PERL, SQL, IP networking protocols, Github, bitbucket, Ansible and server hardware
  • Experience with one or more of the following applications: Network routing, network switching, DNS, DHCP, RADIUS, LDAP, load balancing, disaster recovery, scaling and sizing for network bandwidth utilization
  • Extensive experience with a large Splunk environment:
    • Building apps
    • Proper sourcetyping
    • Syslog server management
    • Large scale user environment with multiple deployment servers
    • Strong environment troubleshooting background
    • ES management


  • Sr. Splunk Architect 1 & 2 Certification
  • Certified Linux Administrator
  • Experience working within Telecommunications and cable industry
  • Oracle or database admin certification
  • Vendor related network certifications
  • Graduate degree or high level of technical certifications.


Job Code : EGN601 Principal Engineer I Exempt


Department: Engineering, Information Technology Services

Dice Id : appblok
Position Id : 3247_233428BR
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