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Activision Blizzard’s Security Engineering Team is looking for a dedicated and motivated Splunk Engineer to join its ranks. You’ll be joining a technical team focused on the implementation of safeguarding Activision, Blizzard, and King’s games, systems, and people.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for designing, creating, and supporting both on-prem and cloud infrastructure for tooling, orchestration, logging, and operations of Security systems. The ideal candidate will demonstrate Linux proficiency, be self-motivated, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and will be looking for an excellent opportunity to merge their passions for gaming and security.

As a Splunk Engineer, you may find yourself…

  • Designing, engineering, deploying, and maintaining clustered Splunk and Linux-based technologies

  • Supporting SPL, dashboard, and knowledge object use-cases for Security, IT, anti-fraud, and development teams

  • Demonstrating Configuration Management to build and maintain consistency across systems

  • Building Terraform configs to manage infrastructure in public and private clouds

  • Employing your systems knowledge to triage problems and tune resource usage

  • Championing automation to eliminate the mundane or repetitive

  • Drafting documentation, policy, and procedures for technology and services

  • Leading individual projects from inception to completion

  • Being part of an on-call rotation to support the Operations Teams during incidents

  • Responding to incidents, discovering gaps, embracing transparency, and writing blameless postmortems to improve the reliability of our services

You may succeed in this role if you…

  • Are an evangelist of Linux and open source technologies

  • Like to solve novel and exciting problems

  • Dislike solving the same problems over-and-over so you are driven to automate or eliminate them

  • Feel inspired to make everyone’s job easier by improving workflows

  • Are comfortable digging through metrics, logs, and whatever else is available to improve systems and resolve incidents

  • Are okay using older technologies that may not be perfect, but are good enough and low maintenance

  • Can self-assess the needs of a system or team, and make a case to prioritize that work

  • Relish working with software, network, cloud, and other systems engineers to solve problems across all tiers of the stack

  • Help your peers succeed as much as you can

Types of projects you may work on…

  • Uplifting CI/CD and automations pipelines

  • Architecting and engineering data-related Security services and infrastructure

  • Configuring and deploying at-scale services across multiple clouds

  • Consulting on Security best-practices across the business

  • Leveling up Linux endpoint protection technologies

Areas of Expertise for a Security Engineer at Blizzard

  • Logging (SysLog, PubSub, Splunk HTTP Event Collection)

  • SIEM (Splunk)

  • Linux (bash, debugging, tuning)

  • Load-balancing (haproxy)

  • Configuration Management (Ansible, Puppet, Hiera, Terraform, Terragrunt)

  • Source Control (GitHub Enterprise, SVN, Perforce)

  • Monitoring (Big Panda, Prometheus, Solarwinds, LogicMonitor, Grafana)

  • Networking (triaging, packet loss, routing)

  • Cloud Services and Architecture (AWS, GCP, Openstack)

  • Programming (Python, Go, C#, C++, Shell, PowerShell)

Activision-Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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