Senior Splunk Engineer



Other Engineering
Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Regular or Temporary:


Language Fluency: English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide consultation and technical direction on translating business requirements and functional specifications into Splunk solutions. This includes gathering business requirements, helping others understand enterprise logging capabilities to achieve compliance to enterprise standards. This role serves as a Splunk technical expert for application and platform owners, cyber partners and the Splunk community at Truist. In addition, this role personally builds, supports and maintains the Splunk Enterprise platform for Truist, including supporting OS teams with patching and Splunk Enterprise Upgrades.

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

1. Resolves complex problems spanning multiple applications to drive improvements across the Splunk platform; leads efforts with significant business implications, participates in planning and priority estimates, and advises Software Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers, Application and Platform owners, and Cyber Teammates on Splunk solutions;

2. Educates others on current architectural standards and guidelines to drive efficiency when leading the design efforts of complex business and enterprise software solutions.

3. Builds and troubleshoots Splunk Infrastructure and associated data feeds in a Linux environment.

4. Performs Health checks of the Splunk environment, troubleshoot and restore service

5. Supports OS teams with monthly server patching for Splunk components.

6. Performs Splunk Enterprise Upgrades on Splunk components.

7. Performs troubleshooting of existing feeds that are no longer collecting data (quiet source monitoring).

8.Interacts with Splunk user base for the development, management and tuning of Splunk dashboards, knowledge objects, ad-hoc/scheduled searches and alerts.

9. Leads data onboarding requirement discussions with consumers of Splunk Enterprise to determine scope and feasibility

10. Interprets and applies new technical and system capabilities as needed to provide updates, enhancements, and modifications to an existing Splunk environment.

11. Integrates data streams, feeds from network, infrastructure services, mission critical/business applications into Splunk using the Splunk Universal Forwarder, Syslog, Splunk Heavy Forwarders and Splunk HEC Clusters.

Required Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field
2. Five to seven years of experience in software development or a related field
3. Five to seven years of experience in database technologies
4. Five to seven years of experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (SDLC)

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field, Master's Degree preferred

2. Current Certification as a Splunk Administrator

3. Current Certification as a Splunk Architect

4. 5+ years of experience building, troubleshooting and supporting Splunk Infrastructure and associated data feeds in a clustered, multi-site Linux environment.
5. 5+ years of experience onboarding data to Splunk Enterprise (Hosted on-Premise)
6. 1+ years of experience onboarding data to AWS and/or Azure cloud hosted Splunk Enterprise environments

7. 5+ years of experience with complex Splunk Deployment strategies that include standard and tiered Splunk deployment model, GitLab/GitHub, Ansible and/or Cribl.

8. 7+ years of experience with Architecting and Infrastructure Engineering Splunk in On-Premise, AWS and/or Azure cloud Splunk environments.


Frequently (25% - 50% of the time)
Up to 25 lbs.
Visual / Audio / Speaking
Able to access and interpret client information received from the computer and able to hear and speak with individuals in person and on the phone.
Manual Dexterity / Keyboarding
Able to work standard office equipment, including PC keyboard and mouse, copy/fax machines, and printers.
Able to work all hours scheduled, including overtime as directed by manager/supervisor and required by business need.
Up to 25%

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non-temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

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