Seeking applications for a "Graylog Expert" for a company that can offer you excellent career development prospects Job Title : Graylog Expert Work Location: Reading, UK Role Type: Contract Context & Background The Graylog contractor will work closely with the Enterprise Architecture & Security team and other project stakeholders (mainly with members from other IMT departments) on defining and implementing log repository based on Graylog software. Required work includes all stages of project implementation, starting with the design phase to ensure that: • the solution is robust enough to handle the required number of logs collected, • build and configure the log repository, • configuration of the log repository’s security aspects, • designing and implementing dashboards. Work also includes ensuring that all currently collected logs are ingested and parsed in proper formatting. 2. Required Qualifications: - Proven work experience in designing and implementing Graylog based log repository solutions - Proven experience with Elastic and Mongo databases, Graylog ingestion mechanisms (Logbeat, nxlog) - Proven experience with implementing log ingestion and parsing (mainly windows, unix/linux, apache log formats but also proprietary log formats) - Experience with security hardening (encryption, implementation of TLS certificates) - Experience with design and implementation of health monitoring for Graylog - Desirable understanding of Office 365 and Azure APIs - Familiar with Graylog for Security use cases (ability to leverage functionalities to design and implement security related dashboards) - Ability to understand front-end users requirements and a problem-solving attitude - Familiar with Software Development Life Cycle, various development methodologies, and able to independently participate in each phase. 3. Business Skills - Willingness and ability to justify and document technical decisions. - Be comfortable working remotely with a geographically distributed team. - Experience interacting with users, dealing and accepting differing ideas and opinions while maintaining a high level of professionalism. - Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment - Ability to quickly adapt to new environments and pick up new skills / technologies - Strong written and verbal communication skills 4. Work to be performed - Design and implement log repository based on Graylog software - Migrate all currently collected log feeds into the log repository - Ensure that proper formatting and parsing of events is implemented - Enhance the security of the Graylog log repository (mainly by implementing TLS, DB encryption, access control) - Implement health monitoring for the log repository - Design and implement dashboards based on the requirements from the business and Cybersecurity team - Work with the business teams in completing required software enhancements - Assist in testing and deployment of additional features and functionality - Provide various system administration functions 5. Expected Deliverables - Designed and implemented Graylog based log repository robust enough to accommodate the WHO requirements (performance, security) - Developed architectural design documents (High level design and Low-level design documents) - Developed documentation for log types ingested - Implemented health monitoring and reporting for said log repository - Developed dashboards based on WHO requirements 6. Education and Experience - Minimum 3 years’ experience in designing, implementing and configuring Graylog software. - Experience in designing and implementing solutions in environments with high events volumes (> 100 GB/day) "This vacancy is being advertised by Skilliantech Limited trading as SkillRecruit which acts as an Employment Agency for the supply of permanent workers or an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers." PS: The processing and use by us of your personal information is in accordance with our Privacy Notice which is located on our website at https://skillrecruit.com/the-legal-bits/privacy-policy or a PDF copy can be requested via email.