Splunk Specialist (Application Performance Management)

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto ON

Splunk Specialist (Application Performance Management)


  • Manage and maintain end-to-end performance for all applications, workloads and environments.
  • Deploying and providing support to Application Performance Management tools, as well as firefighting production problems that are performance related.
  • Analyze performance data and act on negative performance trends to identify root cause.
  • Support and enhance the PCM system as required to support the implementation of new business applications and technology.
  • Utilize your ability to implement and exploit performance tools from 3rd party vendors; plus participate in the technical assessments of 3rd party tools and vendors.
  • Consult with the development teams on large projects to provide PCM services, ensuring:
    • There are no monitoring gaps
    • The design has been optimized from a cost perspective
    • The accuracy of the capacity plan
    • The completeness of the stress testing process


  • 3+ years of hands-on technical Splunk working experience:
    • Support large-scale deployments with data feeds from multiple data centers
    • Assist and provide expert best practices in adoption, expansion, additional use cases and in setting up Splunk.
    • Configure, monitor and trouble-shoot Splunk performance, availability, and capacity
    • Develop reliable, efficient queries that will feed custom alerts and dashboards
    • Maintain current functional and technical knowledge of the Splunk platform and future products.
  • 2+ years of hands-on technical working experience in managing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure hosted infrastructure & systems.
  • 2+ years of technical working knowledge of containers technology, such as Docker, PCF, and Kubernetes.
  • 2+ years of technical working knowledge in CI/CD development, such as BitBucket, Jenkins, Artifactory, and Ansible
  • 7+ years of technical understanding of the nuances involved in various operating system environments (Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris), Application Servers (WebSphere, Tomcat) and databases (DB2, Oracle, MS SQL, noSQL)
  • 5+ years of technical knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, network devices & protocols and their impact on web performance.
  • 3+ years of hands-on technical working experience in performance tuning and capacity planning.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.


  • A post-secondary education in Computer Science or Math or Engineering disciplines is an asset; as is a Splunk Certified Architect.

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