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Splunk Data Analyst

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Splunk Data Analyst to focus on performance engineering execution and analysis and set up monitoring dashboards. This position is in the NIF Computing (NIFC) Division matrixed to the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Information Technologies Department in the Computation Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Splunk administration tasks including dashboard creation, maintenance, patching, account provision and data capture optimization and contribute to the fulfillment of technical projects, including technical computer security issues, policies, and procedures at the network and host level.
- Collect the end to end monitoring requirements for end user behavior, application monitoring, infrastructure, log monitoring, and database schema.
- Design and implement effective data processing architectures and implement design improvements in collaboration with data scientists and infrastructure architects.
- Establish monitoring dashboard for status, analytics, performance and notification/alerting.
- Summarize large amount of metrics into meaningful graphs and reports and create release reports.
- Working knowledge of common platforms including Unix, Linux and Windows.
- Collaborate with management, customers, and team members to resolve complex operational issues and recommend methods of improvement.
- Create and maintain common and integrated standards with respect to logging, latency, troubleshooting, and monitoring.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.3 level
- Manage multiple advanced parallel tasks and priorities of customers and stakeholders to ensure deadlines are met, while leveraging team member’s skills.
- Independently apply in-depth technical expertise to solve complex technical problems and solutions using judgment in determining methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria.
- Develop tools and procedures to improve monitoring infrastructures services and automate various complex tasks.

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Analytical skills necessary to analyze moderately complex situations.
- Broad experience administering application servers, web servers and databases (REHL 6/7, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Database) as well as Regex, SQL, and Java Script.
- Experience with systems monitoring, alerting and logging tools (Splunk, Oracle Enterprise Manager, SolarWinds, Ansible, Tenable, Grafana, etc.).
- Broad experience with configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, PowerShell).
- Experience with security applications and tools: (Firewalls, ACL’s, F5, Tenable, LDAP, RHAT Satellite Server, etc.).
- Experience providing effective customer support in a diverse user community with widely varying levels of computer literacy.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience in the above technical languages, concepts, or constructs.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a technical team environment to present, explain and provide advice to management.


Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   Relisted position.  Originally listed on December 10, 2018.  Previous candidates need not reapply.  This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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