Splunk Consultant (M19)

Location: Eastern Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Contract
Specialisation: Telecommunications
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: CR/011198_1651107553
Contact: Vinthosh Sadhai
Email: email Vinthosh

  • Long-term 12 month engagement
  • Contract or Perm - your choice!!
  • Remote working / WFH arrangement

FinXL IT Professional Services is a leading IT services organisation providing a broad range of solutions to assist large Australian enterprises and Government departments to deliver IT projects.

At present, an outstanding opportunity exists for a hands-on Splunk Consultant to join our team of highly-credentialed project delivery consultants working with Australia's largest telecommunications and technology company. The successful candidate must possess a minimum Splunk Admin Certification. They will also bring relevant industry experience working with a blend of Big Data technologies.


  • Splunk Certified Admin (Must Have)
  • SPLUNK Certified Architect (Highly recommended)

Highly recommended training courses

  • Troubleshooting SPLUNK Core
  • Splunk Cluster Administration
  • SPLUNK SmartStore
  • SPLUNK Workload manager


  • Designs, build and optimizes the Splunk platform architecture across all SPLUNK implementations.
  • Establishes best practices and development standards
  • Ensures best practices and development standards are adopted by the team
  • Maintains a close partnership with the Splunk DevOps lead to perform upgrade planning, product roadmap alignment and support the implementation.
  • Maintains a close partnership with Splunk Delivery Leads on new SPLUNK feature and complex project requests.
  • Explore, verify and Implement new SPLUNK features.
  • Maintain service catalogue on the SPLUNK intranet
  • Find automation opportunities for day-to-day SPLUNK activities like standard on-boarding's.
  • Establish and maintain a CI/CD pipeline.
  • Monitor and provide expert advice to Splunk user community
  • Participate in SPLUNK Community sessions.
  • Strong understanding of industry standards and technologies.
  • Participate in major projects
  • Create solutions for complex problems
  • Update the team during team meeting on changes to the SPLUNK deployment architecture, new Splunk features or new technologies that might be used in the future.
  • Support and resolve major platform incidents
  • Support RCA and PIR's when required.
  • Establish and maintain a platform health monitoring and alerting capability (to support the SPLUNK DevOps lead)
  • Establish and maintain a licensing capacity monitoring, alerting and reporting capability (micro level monitoring to enable charge out of utilisation costs to BU's)
  • Establish/update/maintain the following documents:

o Physical Deployment Architecture

o Solution Architectural Design (SAD)

o Secondary responsibilities:

 Data on-boarding

 Splunk App development

  • Support platform (on-call) as per the support roaster
  • Implement and configure Work Load Manager
  • Implement and maintain a SmartStore environment

Work experience / hands-on skills in the following areas will be an advantage:

  • Developing SPLUNK Apps leveraging Java scripting
  • Deploying/supporting SPLUNK ES
  • Deploying/Supporting SPLNK Phantom
  • Deploying/Supporting SPLUNK Data Stream Processor
  • Setup/Configure Confluent/ Apache Kafka Bus