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Sr. Splunk Engineer

Date: Mar 21, 2019

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60654-4203

Company: Grainger



Grainger is North America’s leading Maintenance Repair & Operating provider and we are the 10th largest North American E-commerce player with over 50% of our revenue coming from online transactions. Within the Enterprise Systems team we use technology to support the ever-changing and dynamic needs of a supply chain carrying 1.5 million products and an employee base of 25,000+; and we are committed to delivering technical solutions to support the business in its mission to stay atop. We deliver technology solutions across the enterprise including our call centers, branch network, sales, and our various digital channels. The team supports over 1000 applications across the network and operates in an agile environment to deliver complex solutions quickly and seamlessly. The team of 500+ is comprised of Infrastructure + Operations, Cyber Security, Technology Planning, Architecture and Engineering and are built in a way to support the dynamic and ever changing customer landscape.

Key Technologies / Framework: Java, J2EE, Ruby on Rails, RDBS, NoSQL, Lucene, SOLR



An experienced individual with no less than 4 years designing, deploying, configuring, and managing Splunk projects in medium to large enterprises. An individual working under this position will be expected to be able to perform typical day-to-day tasks autonomously, requiring assistance in only the most complex tasks. Splunk Engineers will be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operations of the Splunk tool and the development of user content (e.g. rules, reports, and basic connector configuration). Minimum education requirements: no less than a 4-year degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant technical discipline. Vendor certification and/or training is expected but not required in cases of established experience.



·         Provide day-to-day support for a large Splunk implementation (multi terabytes per day log volume)

·         Ensure Splunk infrastructure is up and running and performing with maximum efficiency 24x7

·         Be on-call to respond to any Splunk related issues and resolve/escalate

·         Work with Application teams (the users of Splunk) to resolve issues

·         Develop monitoring to ensure Splunk infrastructure health (Disk usage, CPU/Memory usage, Performance)

·         Develop reports on Splunk usage to share with team and upper management

·         Install and maintain Splunk Universal forwarder on Application/Web/DB servers

·         Perform upgrades and patch installs of Splunk infrastructure

·         Experience with Splunk Searching and Reporting modules, Knowledge Objects, Administration, Add-On's, Dashboards, Clustering and Forwarder Management

·         Create and Manage Splunk DB connects Identities, Database Connections, Database Inputs, Outputs, lookups, access controls.

·         Identify opportunities for Application teams to add Splunk Knowledge Objects

·         Ensure Splunk Universal Forwarder is up and running on all the identified Application/Web/DB Servers

·         Work with Splunk Support to resolve issues as needed

·         Thoroughly document any procedures to support Splunk infrastructure

·         Write scripts to automate Splunk Administration activities

·         Provide explanations and information to others on difficult issues


Candidates will possess:

·         4 + years of experience in Splunk for log aggregation

·         3 + years of experience Administering Unix/Linux and/or Windows

·         Shell scripting and/or Programming skills

·         Experience with Agile methodology

·         Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

·         Support experience in a large, global enterprise environment

·         Splunk Architecture certification desired



“Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.”


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