Position Description

The Global Cyber-risk Defense Center (gCDC) is the core operations capability of the firm’s Information Security Office (ISO). The Splunk Architecture and Engineering team is responsible for developing scalable, resilient, and high-availability solutions to collect and search against massive datasets in a complex, global environment. The team is charged with not only building solutions that solve immediate needs, but also laying the foundations for the data analytics requirements of the future, empowering the gCDC to constantly improve the quality of our threat detection capabilities. As the leader of architecture and engineering, she/he will be one of two individuals tasked with co-ownership of the strategic and tactical direction for the Splunk platform. The Splunk team serves both the primary customer of gCDC and provides Splunk as a Service to all global business units and information technology organizations.

The Head of Splunk Architect and Engineering will be responsible for leadership and influence of direct reports and peers within the ISO and IT organizations. Coaching, mentoring and growing the individuals who report to her/him is imperative to achieving business goals, helping direct reports reach personal career goals, and fostering a bold, dynamic team. Strong collaboration and influence skills will be required to work effectively alongside ISO, IT, and the business units while fulfilling the unique business objectives of each organization.

Personal Attributes

  • Open-minded, creative, and logical
  • Transparent and direct
  • Promotes a diverse and inclusive team dynamic through action and speech
  • Holds peers and direct reports to a high standard, coaching and mentoring them to achieve it
  • Does not settle for “good enough”; instead achieves “best possible”
  • Passion for Cybersecurity and people leadership

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities)

  • Extensive technical experience in Cybersecurity and Information Technology, ideally in individual contributor and leadership roles
  • Deep hands-on knowledge of Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security that encompasses utilization of the query language, configuration of data management, and engineering of underlying infrastructure
  • Significant experience working in Linux and Windows based environments, including administration and engineering of solutions running on Linux and Windows OS
  • Capable of performing tasks within Linux Shell and PowerShell
  • Experience leveraging automation (e.g. Chef, AWS Cloud Formation), including bash/java/python scripting, to improve speed of infrastructure management and deployment
  • Experience with all aspects of AWS cloud architecture, including mechanisms for high availability, auto-scaling, and cost efficiency
  • Previous leadership experience in small to medium sized teams
  • Demonstrated ability coach direct reports and effectively manage talent and performance
  • Strong ability to communicate via written and verbal communication in both formal and casual situations
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations with calm effectiveness

Formal Education & Certification

Formal education and certification, while nice to have, are not a requirement for this position. However, demonstrated technical skill and leadership ability is non-negotiable. The information below is a good indication of the types of skill and experience desired in a candidate for this position.

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, or any combination of education and relevant experience
  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect
  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • The Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin/Engineer