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Log Management Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on January 29, 2022
Job Id #51243 Posted October 11, 2021

Ideal Background:

  • An experienced senior level engineer who has experience working with log collection and management, a SIEM as it relates to running the platform (rather than using it), security log collection, open source log tools such as ELK stack products, big data, kafka, github, ansible.


  • One who has more specific experience with log collection management and a greater focus around security logging and at large scale.

Top Requirements:

  • Experience with log Logstash and Kafka. Log collection and management. More than 3 years experience with any.

Team and Team size:

  • Approx. 10 - 1 manager, 1 architect/lead, the rest are sr. level engineers.


  • Provide day-to-day support maintaining large Kafka and Logstash implementations
  • Be on-call for responding to any system related issues and resolve/escalate on time
  • Work with security application/platform teams in onboarding data into Kafka and also to resolve any issues in low flow
  • Develop monitoring for ensuring infrastructure health (Disk usage, CPU/Memory usage, Performance) utilizing technology such as ELK stack and other tools
  • Ensure systems are up and running and performing with maximum efficiency 24X7
  • Perform upgrades and patch installs of platform software
  • Implement automation through various tools like GitHub and Ansible
  • Thoroughly document any procedures to support systems
  • Provide explanation and information to other team members, customers and co-workers on difficult issues to help resolve and educate
  • Identify/quantify scope and impact of business changes on systems
  • Maintain awareness of current technology assets, and the applicability and capability of each

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years hands-on experience in administering ELK stack tools such as Logstash or similar log collection tools
  • 2 years hands-on experience in administering Kafka
  • 1 years experience in using configuration management solutions such as Ansible or Chef
  • 3 years experience in a software development or software support role
  • Minimum 3 years Administering Unix/Linux, Windows and/or Network
  • Scripting and/or Programming skill in any language
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Support experience in a large enterprise environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with security log collection of various types
  • Experience in data mapping and parsing
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Health care industry experience

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? Probably 2, could be 1 depending on time and how it goes.
  • b. Video vs. phone? Prefer video but phone works.
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? If the interview is going well and we are progressing we will get into technical discussions around their experience asking more about past jobs and how they would solve particular problems. No tests.

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