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Sr. Splunk Engineer

Company: Fannie Mae
Location: Reston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nation's housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies. Here, you will help lead our industry forward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.
As a valued colleague on our team, you will contribute to working on cutting edge technologies to bring innovative ideas to design and integrate state of the art observability products, as well as participate in the ongoing implementation, enhancement, or maintenance of existing platforms.
Job Description
The Sr. Splunk Engineer will lead a team of engineers to design, develop and implement platform solutions to provide centralized log analytics and service health monitoring capabilities for business applications running in hybrid environments on-prem and AWS cloud. Responsible for designing, integrating, and managing large scale enterprise systems including - Forwarders spanning across multiple on-prem datacenters and AWS Cloud, logs and metrics from AWS services. Work closely with Cloud Architecture team to understand the overall cloud strategy and design solutions to meet the requirements. Integrate the Enterprise Splunk Platform with various data sources including AWS Cloudwatch logs, Events and Metrics.
Key Job Functions

  • Lead a team of Splunk engineers to build and maintain a large scale Splunk Enterprise Platform and/or Splunk SaaS integrations
  • Deploy highly resilient, secure multi-region Splunk Enterprise platform to support a large number of AWS accounts.
  • Design and implement high performance integrations/solutions for multi-terabytes of log and metrics ingestion from AWS CloudWatch
  • Design and build integrations with third party SaaS providers like Salesforce, Catchpoint to ingest logs and performance data using REST interface, HEC.
  • Define the monitoring requirements for Enterprise Splunk Platform server infrastructure for health, performance, capacity planning and optimization, license consumption/make recommendations based on trends in license usage.
  • Focus on deploying the large scale Splunk platform in AWS cloud environment for performance and log analytics data from various cloud native services.
  • Troubleshoot and debug the Splunk platform performance and outage scenarios.
  • Define best practices for Splunk Enterprise Onboarding of new data sources
    Required Experience
    • 6-8 years of related experience
    • Splunk certifications: Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect, Splunk SaaS admin
    • 5+ years of experience as Splunk Architect in a large scale environment
    • 4+ years of experience as Solutions Architect in AWS environment
    • 3+ years of experience in designing and developing solutions using AWS Kinesis, S3, Lambda, EC2, KMS, Code Commit and Code pipeline
    • Expert-level knowledge with regular expression, Splunk inputs, transforms
    • Strong problem solving, logic, and analytical skills
    • Knowledge of Linux shell scripting and Python
      Desired Experience
      • Bachelors Degree
      • Relevant professional certifications such as Splunk or AWS certification
      • Prior experience as Systems Administrator is a plus
        Additional Information
        JOB REF ID: REF10059W
        In response to COVID-19, Fannie Mae has adapted our workplace and hiring processes to better safeguard our employees, candidates, and new hires. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation and Fannie Mae is committed to creating protocols for these processes that are agile and conform with federal, state, and local health administration guidance. While the company's operating status for on-site work is currently voluntary, the majority of Fannie Mae's workforce is remote until further notice. We continue to conduct all interviews and onboarding virtually. In addition, all employees who wish to come on site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and enter their vaccination information into a confidential HR system before arriving at the facility, unless they have an approved accommodation. Click here to go directly to information about accommodations.
        The future is what you make it to be. Discover compelling opportunities at
        Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at

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