Splunk Linux Engineer

Information Technology London, United Kingdom



Job Specification – Splunk Linux Engineer

The Role

We are looking for a Splunk Linux Engineer to join our growing Linux Platform Engineering team. You will be coming on board at a critical time to help drive the expansion of big data technologies and grow their reach within G-Research.


This is a great opportunity to really help shape the infrastructure of a leading FinTech firm, drive the adoption of big data technologies, build systems of high quality, with a focus on scalability, resiliency, security and automation.


The role will centre on looking after our Splunk infrastructure, from improving the infrastructure to implementing new Splunk apps, onboarding new data sets, and providing expert advice to other teams on how to make the best use of Splunk. The team also looks after other technologies such as the Hadoop ecosystem, and you will be expected to get some working knowledge of these technologies.


The Individual


The right person for the role will have the following:


          Experience in designing, running and troubleshooting Splunk infrastructures

          Scripting (e.g. Bash, Python, Perl)

          Automation via the use of configuration management (such as Puppet or Chef) and orchestration tools (such as Ansible)

          Good understanding of Linux OS core principles, performance and tuning


The following would be advantageous but not necessary:

          Alternative log collection, aggregation and searching tools (such as ELK, Flume, Solr)

          Time series databases  (such as InfluxDB, OpenTSDB, or Prometheus)

          Database administration and querying (SQL)


          Solid knowledge of basic network protocols (e.g. IP, UDP, TCP), OS network stacks.

          Cluster managers (e.g. Docker, Apache Mesos, Kubernetes)

Candidates should first and foremost be great at what they know and do, and be willing to learn the technologies and aspects they may not have been exposed to in the past.  They should have a track record of delivering high quality work, complete, tested and documented.<span