TitleSplunk Architect
Location
Department NameService Providers
Description
Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world. 

Our consultants solve our clients’ most challenging problems, uncovering answers to questions they didn't even know.  Only apply if you are self-motivated, have a thirst to learn new technologies and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We work with the biggest DOD Organizations and Fortune 500 clients, and interact with smart, innovative people. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

We are looking for someone with vision to help us find unique and interesting ways to use Splunk. This architect will work as a Splunk product domain expert, supporting the customer and Windward's internal Splunk practice. The Splunk Architect will be responsible for the design and implementation of Splunk infrastructure, deployment, products, apps, reports, alerts, and dashboards for the customer. This architect will manage Splunk knowledge objects (Apps, Dashboards, Saved Searches, Scheduled Searches, Alerts, etc.), and will be tasked with thinking about how to take Splunk and apply it to data beyond log files. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist internal users of Splunk in designing and maintaining production-quality dashboards
  • Collaborate across the entire organization to bring Splunk access to product and technical teams to get the right solution delivered and drive future innovation gathered from customer input
  • Leverage previous experience, share best practice and create solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of Splunk
  • Support Splunk on Unix, Linux and Windows-based platforms
  • Push configurations and updates to multiple Splunk Enterprise instances via the Splunk Deployment Server
  • Monitor the performance of Splunk via the Splunk Monitoring Console
  • Standardized Splunk agent deployment, configuration and maintenance across a variety of platforms using multiple configuration management systems
  • Troubleshoot Splunk server and agent problems and issues
  • Follow prepared Manual of Procedures (MOPS) for Splunk enhancement integration and Splunk dashboard migration
  • Support Windward management with pre-sales activities as a Splunk and analytics domain expert
  • Lead Splunk centric projects for customers including complex migrations, M&A driven unification, and greenfield Splunk deployments 
Required Skills:
  • Comprehensive hands-on experience with Splunk 
  • Knowledge of scripting (SH, BASH, KSH, PowerShell, etc.), with at least two years exposure to these environments 
  • At least five years of hands-on experience in IT systems administration on Windows or UNIX platforms (RH Linux, SUSE Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, or equivalent). Experience must include specific expertise in using the command line to execute program installation and configuration 
  • Three years of experience working with database query languages (T-SQL or equivalent); or experience with a widely available reporting tool (COGNOS, Crystal Reports, SSRS, Tableau, etc.) 
  • Understanding of TCP/IP and networking 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and strong technical learning aptitude 
  • Extensive consulting experience for multiple clients
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; including documentation 
  • Ability to work collaboratively within Splunk analytics team; ability to work independently as well 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Splunk Architect Certification 
  • Operational experience with a wide array of networking, relational database, security, or server virtualization technologies 
  • Experience with Virtualization technologies (VMware ESX, MS Hyper-V) 
  • Some exposure and experience in one or more of the following programming languages: Java, C++, Python, Ruby, or Perl 
  • Experience with Regular Expressions (REGEX) 
  • Previous experience with a software configuration management system (Subversion, git, hub, CVS, Chef, Puppet, SCCM, etc.) 
  • Microsoft or Linux certifications
Travel-25%

Location-Greenwood Village, Colorado

Windward Consulting strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career.  We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package.  We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.  

Windward Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.