Systems Engineer III

Owings Mills, Maryland

Job Title: Systems Engineer III
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland


  • Support systems engineering lifecycle activities for large hybrid Splunk and Cribl deployments, including requirements gathering, design, testing, implementation, operations, and documentation.
  • Implementing log data pipelines through automation in Python to ingest logs into log management platforms like Splunk, Open Search
  • Automating platform management processes through Ansible or other scripting tools/languages
  • Troubleshooting incidents impacting the log data platforms
  • Coordinating and collaboration with users of the platform
  • Develop training and documentation materials
  • Support log data platform upgrades including coordinating testing of upgrades with users of the platform
  • Gather and process raw data from multiple disparate sources (including writing scripts, calling APIs, writing SQL queries, etc.) into a form suitable for analysis
  • Enables log data, batch and real-time analytical processing solutions leveraging emerging technologies
  • Build log data pipelines to help with the development and testing of log data engineering


  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose complex issues
  • Able to demonstrate experience supporting technical users and conduct requirements analysis
  • Can work independently with minimal guidance & oversight
  • Experience with IT Service Management and familiarity with Incident & Problem management
  • Highly skilled in identifying performance bottlenecks, identifying anomalous system behavior, and resolving root cause of service issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work across teams and functions to influence design, operations, and deployment of highly available software
  • Knowledge of standard methodologies related to security, performance, and disaster recovery

Required Technical Expertise

  • 3-5 years’ experience managing and configuring Splunk Enterprise and/or Splunk Cloud
  • Developing and managing requirements, and making data-driven decisions
  • Experience with Linux and Windows agents (Splunk, Fluentbit/Fluentd) for log data engineering
  • Experience in designing, developing, and deploying cloud-based solutions using AWS
  • Experience in onboarding new data, configuration, creating new dashboards, extracting information through Splunk, Cribl
  • Experience in development of systems for data extraction, ingestion and processing of large volumes of data
  • Demonstrated proficiency with scripting and automation (bash, python, other programming languages)
  • Familiarity with Splunk rest API’s
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (prefer AWS) and container + orchestration technologies
  • Experience with data pipeline orchestration platforms

Preferred Technical Experience

  • Splunk Certification (Admin or Architect)
  • Experience with Ansible tower automations
  • Experience using Gitlab
  • Experience with large platform migration efforts
  • Experience with AWS OpenSearch
  • Experience with Cribl
  • Familiarity with data streaming technologies such as Kafka, Kinesis, spark streaming, etc

About SSi:
With over 25 years of industry experience, SSi People has built its reputation and expertise on putting people first. Everything we do works toward delivering an exceptional experience for our consultants, our clients, and our internal team. Through a genuine commitment to people in everything we do. We have developed refined processes and a stellar internal team to deliver talent quickly. More importantly, we focus on building long-term relationships, not transactions. Putting people first is just what we do well.

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