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System Administrator


ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The System Administrator will develop, deploy, and maintain a large data analytics platform for integrating data streams from different sources. The primary focus will be on providing the design, implementation, administration, and maintenance of the overall Splunk infrastructure. This position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining systemwide network availability. This full-time position is located at Vancouver, WA.


·      Maintain local documentation system by configuring, installing, updating and removing software, troubleshooting, and resolving technical issues

·      Perform full life-cycle system design, from concept, data ingestion, data governance, application decomposition, dashboard creation, to implementation

·      Develop and deploy automated and custom alerts

·      Support day-to-day data security operations, including daily logging

·      Provide technical expertise on log data analytics and visualization platforms

·      Administer Splunk support for a multi-site environment

  • Oversee data onboarding, indexer clustering, and search head clustering
  •  Create and modify Python, Perl, and Bash scripts to parse and transform data
  •  Extract and onboard standard and custom data sources
  •  Perform patch and upgrade deployments
  •  Provide production and infrastructure support, root cause analysis, troubleshooting and health monitoring
  • Monitor and test application performance for bottlenecks
  •  Work to improve architecture, knowledge models, user experiences, performance and stability
  • Create new code and systems documentation
  • Provide expertise and new user education to facilitate Splunk self-service
  • Use Splunk Processing Language (SPL) to develop complex search queries, dashboards, and reports in Java Script, CSS, SML, & HTML to educate and support users
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency
  • Seek automation opportunities to improve day-to-day operations
  • Utilize UNIX/Linux and Splunk Monitoring Console to analyze and tune environment and troubleshoot OS- level issues
  • Troubleshoot TCPIP issues
  •   Identify and develop solutions to data discrepancies
  • Create operation specific supporting documentation for installations, configurations, operations, and support documentation
  •  Develop, draft, and recommend improvements to service engineering, delivery, and operational practices


·      Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or a related technical field

·      8 years experience with Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in applicable field

·      10 years experience with Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree in unrelated field

  •  Certification may count for 1 year of experience

·      5 years of IT Security Center Operations Experience

·      Multi-cluster or Multi-site Splunk Experience

  •  New Application Splunk Forwarding set up
  •  Architecting, building, deploying Splunk instances
  •   Splunk Validated Architectures Knowledge

·      Linux and Windows operating experience, in python, basic shell scripts, and command line interfaces

·      Foundational knowledge in networking, system administration, databases, analytical tools and scripting languages such as Bash, Python, or Perl

·      Direct work experience in IT System Administration

·      Valid U.S. Driver’s License

·      Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third-party candidates considered for this position

Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

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