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Splunk Administrator

R3799

Location

Toronto

Career Track

Technology

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Splunk Administrator

R3799

Location

Toronto

Career Track

Technology

This role is eligible for our five-day flex office work model.

Splunk Administrator

Our Technology team is the backbone of our company: constantly creating, testing, learning and iterating to better meet the needs of our customers. If you thrive in a fast-paced, ideas-led environment, you’re in the right place.

Why this job’s a big deal:

Are you passionate about complex, highly scalable software systems? Do you enjoy coming up with appropriate solutions to the most challenging business problems? Do you enjoy collaborating with the business to improve and grow the company’s products? Are you looking for a company that is not too big, not too small, and has a casual work environment? If so, then we have the perfect job for you!

At Priceline we are all about teamwork, accountability, innovation, and a customer-first approach. We work hard, but do so in a collaborative, fun and flexible work environment. As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work on mission-critical projects with direct impact on the evolution of Priceline's business. You will be able to apply your programming skills towards building low latency and high throughput transactional services.

You will work on systems that serve hundreds of millions of events a day, generate billions of events, and are monitored 24×7 using early warning and analytics systems built using the best of the big data technologies, including Kafka, RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Solr Cloud, Splunk and Cloud Native Technologies in GCP. We constantly explore new technologies and engineer better solutions to meet the dynamic needs of the business.

We are looking for a seasoned engineer who combines a craftsman’s coding expertise with a leader’s inspiring approach. We want someone with a demonstrated ability to collaborate closely and efficiently with customers and engineers around the globe. If this describes you, then join our team today!

In this role you will get to:

Java: Utilize your expertise with object-oriented design and development skills and advanced knowledge of core Java or other JVM programming languages. Knowledge and experience with third party libraries, frameworks, and technologies is a plus.

Splunk: Administer enterprise-wide Splunk Platform either on-prem and/or Cloud (GCP Preferred)

Database: Showcase your strong SQL composition skills. Knowledge of big data and NoSql databases is a plus! We not only write software that collects and queries data, but we also compose queries for investigation and analysis. We collect a lot of data in real time from our applications and being able to compose ad hoc queries is necessary to develop and support our products.

Analysis & Problem Solving: Understand our codebase and systems and business requirements they implement so you can effectively make changes to our applications and investigate issues.

Communication: Whether via face-to-face discussion, phone, email, chat, white-boarding, or other collaboration platforms, be an effective communicator who can inform, explain, enable, teach, persuade, coordinate, etc.

Team Collaboration: Effectively collaborate and share ownership of your team's codebase and applications. You must be willing to fully engage in team efforts, speak up for what you think are the best solutions, and be able to converse respectfully and compromise when necessary.

Knowledge and Experience: A well-rounded software engineer will have broad and/or deep knowledge of various topics, tools, frameworks, and methodologies related to software engineering.

  • Design, build, assemble, and configure application or technical architecture components using business requirements

  • High availability cluster setup, maintenance and ongoing 24/7 support

  • Administer, monitor and maintain Splunk deployment and applications within Splunk. Ensure logs are being ingested and parsed correctly. Conduct data normalization on current and new data

  • Building REST based services using Java or related technologies to ingest Data into Splunk.

  • Apply your deep understanding of Splunk scalability, Splunk capacity planning, Splunk distributed setup, and Splunk indexer and search head clustering

  • Troubleshoot Splunk server and forwarder issues.

  • Ability to tune search and indexer performance.

  • Create and manage Splunk knowledge objects (field extractions, macros, event types, etc.).

  • On-board new data sources into Splunk, analyze the data for anomalies and trends, and build dashboards highlighting key trends.

  • Monitor the agent and server infrastructure for capacity planning and optimization.

  • Monitor license consumption and make recommendations based on trends in license usage.

  • Monitoring system performance and capacity to ensure that it can handle the workload of the entire organization

  • Providing support to users who are having problems with the system or using it incorrectly

  • Auditing and reviewing security practices to prevent security incidents, such as data breaches, denial of service attacks, or malware infections

  • Ability to concentrate on a wide range of loosely defined complex situations, which require creativity and originality, where guidance and counsel may be unavailable

  • Demonstrate a product mindset with an ability to set forward thinking and direction

  • Synthesize large amounts of complex data into meaningful conclusions and present recommendations

  • Maintain a positive attitude while working with high demands and short deadlines that leads to working after hours

Who you are:

  • A 4-year degree in Computer Science (or a related field). Graduate degree is helpful.

  • 3+ years of solid Splunk Admin experience in managing critical 24/7 applications

  • 2+ vulnerability management, running scans, analyzing scans, re-scanning for remediation, configuring and troubleshooting scanner tools

  • 1+ years of experience managing Splunk App development, scripting and log management solution design

  • Splunk User/Power User/Admin/Architect certification is a huge plus.

  • Experienced with Spring and Spring Boot Frameworks.

  • Experience with Kafka is a huge plus

  • Illustrated history of living the values necessary to Priceline: Customer, Innovation, Team, Accountability and Trust.

  • The Right Results, the Right Way is not just a motto at Priceline; it’s a way of life. Unquestionable integrity and ethics is essential. 

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