Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT RoadMap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.
If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting edge commercial clients solving complex technical challenges, then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality." Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.
We are currently seeking a high-caliber Splunk Consultant with the ability to support, design, and develop enterprise data management systems. The qualified candidate will be responsible for support, development, integration and management of Splunk in addition to a variety of other tasks.
Candidate will drive deployments of Splunk while working side by side with the customers to solve their unique problems across a variety of use cases
Candidate will drive standardization of data collection across devices within the organization
Develop and deploy new reports, dashboards, and alerts based on requirements developed in cooperation with key stakeholders
Collaborate across the entire organization to bring Splunk access to product and technical teams to get the right solution delivered and drive future innovation gathered from customer input
Leverage previous experience, share best practice and create solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of Splunk
Troubleshoot Splunk dashboard and report problems and issues
Assist internal users of Splunk in designing and maintaining production-quality dashboards
Participate as a Splunk escalation point for operations support
2-4 years of experience with data analysis, logging solutions, system and network monitoring, and technical consulting
Ability to assess customer's situation, business needs, complex problems, and provide a solution forward
Experience with both the Unix and Windows operating systems; comfortable on the command line interface
Working knowledge or recent experience with scripting languages (i.e., Bash or Perl) or application development (JAVA, Python, .NET), relational databases, and analytical tools
Ability to stop, collaborate and listen with technical and non-technical consumers from IT administrators to executive level stakeholders
Self-motivated and self-educating, able to function independently as needed. Also, need to be able to collaborate with fellow Splunk engineers as well as customers.
Ability to function independently and in a team is a MUST
Well organized with a healthy sense of urgency, able to set; communicate; and meet aggressive deadlines with competing priorities
Demonstrable understanding of common enterprise applications (especially in the areas of security and finance)
Any Splunk Certification
Previous training and hands on experience with Splunk
Operational experience with any of the following areas: network engineering, Linux/Unix systems administration, Windows/Active Directory administration, network security, firewalls, NIDS, NIPS, web proxy solutions, email security, systems security (HIPS/HIDS), security analyst, storage, virtualization, mail servers, data modeling and pivot tables
Experience with Virtualization technologies
Experience in one of the following programming languages: Java, C++, Python, Ruby, Perl
Experience with Regular Expressions (REGEX)
Previous experience with a software configuration management system (subversion, git, hub, cvs, chef, puppet, SCCM, etc.)
Microsoft, Linux or networking certifications
Strong oral and written communication skills: including documentation
Ability to work collaboratively and lead within Splunk analytics team; ability to work independently as well
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Good in interaction with business and technology
Ability to work with customer stakeholders and define their needs and translate those needs into Splunk queries and dashboards
Statistical and analytical modeling or Business Intelligence
Travel Required: No
Location of Work: Tysons Corner, VA
Windward strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD& D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.