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Kforce Principal IT Engineer Applications in Pleasanton, California

Kforce has a client seeking a Principal IT Engineer Applications in Pleasanton, California (CA).Summary:The full-time Principle Engineer for the Splunk product will be a core component and driving force around maintaining and growing the reliability, performance and scalability of the Splunk Enterprise implementation for the organization. The ideal candidate will bring knowledge of design and implementation of the Splunk platform to ensure it is optimally deployed and configured to be as performant and consumable as humanly possible. They will have not just a knowledge of Splunk, but an experience with best practices and tuning within every tier of the infrastructure and Applications. They will have strong experience with Splunk integrations and add-ons, including both premium integrations as well as the many technology apps and add-ons offered in the Splunk base community. The candidate must have at least 3-5 years of in-depth experience curating data and logs from various source types and input protocols like syslog, http/HEC along with standard Splunk forwarders. Their administrative and advanced user skill set has enough balance that will allow them to jump into sometimes tuning poorly acting user searches and behavior to optimize for the good of the platform and the user. Beyond the Splunk domain knowledge, they will bring a skill set and experience that includes both a wide and deep working experience and understanding of an enterprise technology infrastructure stack. The Engineer must have a general working knowledge of network and OSI model concepts and related technology solutions such as load balancers, proxy, firewall and port connectivity, and of course TCP/IP protocol knowledge. They must also have a deep working knowledge and background working with compute platforms spanning both Linux and Windows, with a heavy emphasis on Linux/Unix.

  • 8 - 12 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree or higher

  • Splunk certification(s) a plus but not required

  • Experience of enterprise infrastructure management tools - architecture design, development, integration, customization & implementation, specifically logging, monitoring, configuration management and orchestration tools, such as Splunk, ELK, Ansible, Chef, Nagios, Dynatrace, Prometheus

  • Experience integrating Splunk with ServiceNow is a big plus

  • Experience integrating Splunk Enterprise Security

  • Demonstrated experience with Splunk and PCF (syslog drain, Firehose Nozzle)

  • Working knowledge of Elastic/ELK is a big plus

  • Solid system administration capabilities with good understanding of virtualization (KVM, vSphere, Hyper-V) , containerization (Docker) & cloud (Kubernetes), and their associated management challenges and possible solutions

  • Proficiency in one or more scripting/programming languages, such as JavaScript, PowerShell, bash, Python is required

  • Clear understanding of modern network protocols and processes running on each of network layers, ready to troubleshoot and diagnosis network/firewall related issues

  • Strong analytical skills, able to work independently to solve complex engineering problems; Make independent judgments/decisions within established guideline

  • Ability to gather and understand business requirements, translate them into technical/operational requirements

Key skills required:

  • RHEL Linux & Windows (must have)

  • Good Understanding of network concepts, management protocols

  • Scripting - bash, Perl, Python or Ruby

  • XML, JSON and their transformation

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours