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Splunk Client Platform Engineer (remote OK) in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

Splunk is looking for a highly skilled engineer focusing on endpoint security, and configuration management that has a passion for administering enterprise software using best of breed technologies. Although prior experience as Helpdesk, Executive Support and/or Systems Administrator/Engineer may be helpful, this role calls for someone with at least 1 year of experience focused on Endpoint Security or Endpoint Protection. A strong grasp of minimum endpoint security standards will ensure your success in this role

The individual should be comfortable delivering at a high level in a fast-paced and growing environment. The right caliber of individual will drive standardization and management for our endpoints along with a number of enterprise applications and services. If you get energized working in a hyper-growth company, perform as a trailblazer verus a follower, are passionate about technology and solving IT operations-focused problems then this is the dream job you've been looking for.

This role provides high visibility and impact to both the CIO and CISO organizations. Location preference is in our San Francisco or San Jose, California offices, but working remotely is an option.

What you'll do: Yeah, I want to and can do that.

  • You will be responsible for the architecture, design, integration, implementation, operation, and support of enterprise-wide applications and services

  • Configuration Management for Linux endpoints using industry-standard tools to meet Security requirements

  • Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future end-user needs

  • Manage configuration of our endpoint security software such as endpoint detection and response, and host-based intrusion detection software

  • You will partner with the Security Engineering leads to coordinate efforts, initiatives, and roadmaps

  • Administer enterprise software including deployment and package management

  • Create scripts/policies that automate application and settings distribution using internal tools

  • Manage transition plans for major upgrades or patches

  • Integrate with other internal systems and tools

  • Manage and report on application performance against Key Performance Indicators

  • Work as the SME and central point between various support teams for issues on the client platform

  • Work as a liaison from the Splunker Technology Success org to other IT Service orgs to deliver feature enhancements and best in class solutions through shared products and goals

  • Drive client security models and best-in-class practices in an enterprise environment

  • Drive business decisions through data using tools like Splunk

  • Diagnose and investigate unique and complex systemic problems

  • Develop solutions that meet the business needs to complex customer requirements

  • You are able to work proficiently with minimal daily guidance and bring mature seasoned skills when working with production systems

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

  • 10+ years experience in IT (Helpdesk, Executive Support, Systems Administrator/Engineer etc)

  • 5+ years experience of providing application support and engineering

  • 1+ year of experience with implementing Endpoint Security and/or Endpoint Protection standards and compliance across a huge enterprise organization

  • A strong grasp of Endpoint Security and/or Endpoint Protection standards

  • 1+ year of experience with Linux and/or Mac endpoint management

  • Experience with macOS MDM management

  • Strong documentation skills and the ability to transfer knowledge to peers

  • Ability to work in high pressure, highly flexible environment against both short and long term requirements

  • Ability to work effectively with team members, peers, and others in and outside the organization to accomplish goals, objectives and to identify and resolve problems

Preferred knowledge and experience: These are a huge plus.

  • Experience with DevOps platforms such as Puppet/Chef/etc.

  • Knowledge of bash/python scripting

  • Experience using Splunk for reporting and dashboards

Education: Got it.

Bachelor’s degree preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or equivalent years of industry experience.

What We Offer You: Wow, I want that.

  • A constant stream of new things for you to learn. We're always expanding into new areas, bringing in open source projects and contributing back, and exploring new technologies.

  • A set of extraordinarily hardworking, innovative, open, fun and dedicated peers, all the way from engineering and QA to product management and customer support.

  • Growth and mentorship. We believe in growing engineers through ownership and leadership opportunities. We also believe mentors help both sides of the equation.

  • A stable, collaborative and supportive work environment.

We don't expect people to work 12 hour days. We want you to have a successful time outside of work too. Want to work from home sometimes? No problem. We trust our colleagues to be responsible with their time and dedication and believe that balance helps cultivate an extraordinary environment

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Splunk has been named one of San Francisco Bay Area’s “Best Places to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times, ten years in a row. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and a plethora of benefits.

Splunk is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Splunk

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most complex areas of big data—generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of taking massive amounts of machine data, and providing powerful insights from that data. IT insights. Security insights. Business insights. It’s what we call Operational Intelligence.

Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 13,000 customers in more than 110 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce costs. Innovation is in our DNA – from technology to the way we do business. Splunk is the platform for Operational Intelligence!

Splunk has more than 2,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in San Jose, CA and regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.

We’ve built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software. We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!

SF Only

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer, “Fun Fridays”.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non SF

Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave. Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy. You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer and “Fun Fridays”.

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Splunk does not discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Please click here to review Splunk’s Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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