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Splunk Systems Engineer

Welwyn Garden City



This is a very exciting opportunity to work on one of Europe’s largest Splunk platforms, ingesting several terabytes of data daily. This platform supports our worldwide Technology teams for both operations and security. The platform has been built as a multi-site cluster hybrid platform in the cloud and on-prem.

The platform serves over 1500 users and continues to become an integral part of our technology capability. This platform also powers our SIEM solution and provides critical data for our Security Operations Centre.

This role will involve the continued rollout and delivery of Splunk across our organisation. Driving on-boarding, assisting with the design, implementation and best practice for users.

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the Tesco business, the following provides an overview of the role’s key responsibilities:

  • Support, improve and administer a hybrid Enterprise Splunk platform
  • Contributing to overall product development and implementation of Splunk extensions/apps across Tesco Technology
  • Building, configuring and optimising performant searches across terabytes of data ingest per day
  • Responsible for delivering service improvements which include platform tuning, process automation and configuration management
  • Implementing monitoring and performance management to ensure health of the platform
  • Engaging stakeholders across Tesco Technology to understand user requirements and deliver customised dashboards, alerts, reporting for on-prem and cloud hosted Products and Services
  • Leading training and education across all of Tesco Technology in multiple geographic locations
  • Working in an agile way to deliver features quickly to meet our customer requirements
  • Ability to understand complex network topologies to support delivery of new agent configurations
  • Working with Splunk support and product development teams to resolve issues and influence product decisions

Skills relevant for the job

  • Stakeholder management
  • Experience of agile ways of working and DevOps
  • Architecture and delivery of solutions
  • Automation Deployment and Testing

Splunk Experience desired for this job

  • Splunk Enterprise 6.x Cluster Administration for large scale multi-site deployments
  • Splunk Common Information Model, RBAC and permissions
  • Splunk Data Models and Dashboards
  • Splunk configurations, dependencies, and forwarder management
  • Splunk architecture and components
  • Splunk advanced Search, Reporting and Splunk Enterprise Security
  • Experience in Splunk platform upgrades

General Experience in:

  • Linux operating system (Red Hat 6.5 & above preferred
  • Windows 2012 (and above) server administration
  • Scripting experience in one or more of the following; Python / Bash / PowerShell
  • Basic Network Protocol knowledge (TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, SNMP, UDP, etc
  • Familiar with the following Web technologies - HTML, CSS, JavaScript & Simple XML
  • Experience in working with large public cloud providers

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.Benefits Package- Colleague Discount Card (including a second card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.- An annual bonus scheme where you could achieve up to 3.5% of eligible 2017/18 earnings.- Childcare Vouchers- Share Schemes- Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & - Tesco Bank- Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses- Sunday and Out of Hours premiums available

Posted 11 days ago

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