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Senior Splunk Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

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Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 55 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations. 


The Splunk Administrator ensures the timely and accurate execution of Splunk application administration duties; deploys, manages, and troubleshoots complex Splunk Enterprise environments. Has understanding of Splunk best practices and deployment methodologies.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with IT engineering, Security and Operations teams to implement and grow Splunk environment
  • Creates security, incident, and workflow automation
  • Creates meaningful reports and dashboards in Splunk
  • Trains peers and other admins on how to utilize Splunk for their respective business needs
  • Manages Splunk licensing to ensure adequate capacity for inbound data
  • Ensures proper Splunk data ageing and management of configuration files for optimal system performance
  • Ensures application administration and maintenance, and patch testing, deployment and maintenance are completed accurately and timely
  • Troubleshoots complex and escalated application and/or customer issues created as a result of problem resolution in applications, databases or web specialty areas; recommends process improvements
  • Ensures disaster recovery testing for applications is completed accurately and timely; leads implementation of disaster recovery plan
  • Ensures application integrity
  • Ensures system activity and tuning is monitored for optimum performance
  • Mentors and trains Application Administrator I & II
  • Researches and recommends tools and procedures for increased Infrastructure performance
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies
  • Assists employees, vendors or other customers by answering questions related to application procedures and services
  • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • This position requires a minimum of five years progressive application administration experience.
  • Proven knowledge of database, email and/ or web administration is required.
  • IT experience in a retail environment is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of server operating systems, server topologies, server hardware, and security is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in building and managing Splunk Search Head and Indexer Clusters
  • Splunk Architect Certification with 3+ years of experience
  • AWS cloud certification a plus
  • Knowledge and experience creating automation scripts (i.e. Splunk Processing Language, Python)
  • Working knowledge of regular expression (regex)
  • Advanced knowledge of network components and function is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including skills with Word and Excel is necessary.
  • Proven ability to meet established service levels, availability, performance, data privacy, and security guidelines is necessary.
  • This position requires good verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work efficiently under pressure, accurately meet deadlines and present a professional demeanor is essential.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team, multi-task, and manage multiple projects to meet various deadlines simultaneously is required.
  • Customer service skills, including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes. In addition, organizational and problem solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.


Educational Requirements:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field, or equivalent experience. Certifications in relative technology are required.


Work Days:

Normal work days are Monday through Friday, with on-call rotation including weekends.  Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary.


Work Hours:

Normal work hours are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Additional hours may be necessary.