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Engineer Management

Hyderabad, Telangana, India
May 15, 2018

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Mustafa Zaveri

Splunk Certified Consultant


7+ years of work experience in the IT Industry working with data analytics and application performance monitoring tools like Cisco AppDynamics and Splunk.

Scripting experience in Python.

Knowledge of Splunk architecture including essential components like indexer, heavy forwarder, search head and deployment server.

Good experience in building Enterprise Splunk Security Analytics

Expertise in customizing Splunk for Monitoring, Application Management and Security as per customer requirements and industry best practice.

Design solutions and concepts for data aggregation and visualization. Splunk deployment, configuration and maintenance across a variety of UNIX and Windows platforms. Able to troubleshoot Splunk server problems and issues.

Adept in developing dashboards, queries, creating data models, summary indexes, forward management and upgrading Splunk infrastructure.

Strong knowledge in Parsing and Indexing, as well as Hot, Warm, Cold and Frozen bucketing.

Experience in Indexer Clustering and Search Head Clustering in Splunk.

Experience monitoring various applications using the AppDynamics controller along with installation and monitoring of machine, database, application and end user agents.

Knowledge in setting up alert systems by creating and managing policies, health rules and actions, etc., and monitoring the health of business transactions, nodes and servers., all using AppDynamics.

Worked on log parsing, complex Splunk searches, including external table lookups.

Maintain various levels of documentation.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work cooperatively with persons at all levels in the organization.


Programming Languages: C, C++, Python, MATLAB, VHDL, Verilog, Assembly.

Communication Technologies: GSM, 4G, LTE, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA, SC-FDMA, MIMO, OSI, TCP/IP, RIP, UDP, TCP, IP, DNS, HoRXD, Carrier Aggregation, VoLTE.

Software: Splunk, Cisco AppDynamics, Spyder, Microsoft Visual Studio, Xilinx, Wireshark, Advanced System Design, AutoCAD.

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix.

Certifications: Splunk Certified User.


Splunk Engineer Jan 2017 –Till Date

Samsung Electronics, Richardson, Texas

Software: Splunk

Designing and implementing Splunk-based best practice solutions. Requirement gathering and analysis. Interacted with team members and Business users during the design and development of the application.

Creation of queries and responses using Splunk.

In depth knowledge of Splunk architecture and various components (indexer, forwarder, search head, deployment server), Heavy and Universal forwarder.

Configurations with deployment server, indexers, search heads, serverclass. conf, server. conf, apps.conf, props.conf, transform.conf, forwarder management configurations.

Creation and management of reports and alerts with knowledge of the Cron scheduler along with throttling.

Creation of saved searches and scheduled searches.

Using Hot, Warm, Cold buckets for indexing and searching of the data.

Created reports, scheduled searches and alerts.

Install and configure deployment server and search head deplorer.

Created Splunk saved searches, Event types and macros, thus reducing the complexity of the search to the business users Involved in implementing real time data analytics through Splunk.

Effective monitoring of the logs through alerts, responding on it and escalating critical issues to higher level teams.

Creation and configuration of dashboards, including hyperlinks to reports and charts for statistics.

Splunk Indexer/Search Heads upgradation, installation and configuration of Splunk Apps.

Optimization of search queries using summary indexing and used regular expressions for creating tags, event types, field lookups and field extractions.

Monitored license usage, indexing metrics, Index Performance, Forwarder performance, death testing.

Installation and configuration of own Apps to monitor system performance including Splunk internal logs.

Creation and configuration of various instances.

Creation and troubleshooting of clusters and optimizing performance.

Parsing of data by configuration of the Splunk heavy forwarder.

Monitoring alerts for errors and troubleshooting.

Performance Monitoring Engineer Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

OMW Corporation, Novato, California

Software: Splunk

Installation and configuration of Splunk Enterprise for the application server, forwarder and indexer on Linux RedHat.

Creation of queries, reports, alerts and advance Splunk searches in Splunk Enterprise.

Management of various types of privileges for different users – User, Power and Admin to restrict access to files.

Loading data into Splunk including syslog and log files.

Creation of customized dashboards for various requirements, along with various charts and statistics.

Creation and management of index clusters and role assignments.

Experience in implementation of log management, analysis solutions.

Heavy Forwarding of data to Indexer.

Monitoring license usage.

Management of Indexer Clustering and bucketing.

Creation of various visual tools like - Bar, Line and Pie charts, Background Maps, Box plots, Scatter plots, Gantt charts, Bubble charts, Histograms, Trend lines & statistics, Bullets, Heat maps and Highlight tables.

Advanced Searching using various search commands like stats, chart, time chart, transaction, table etc.

Performance Engineer July 2013 – December 2014

Infoane Technologies, India

Software: AppDynamics and Splunk

Installation and monitoring of machine, database, application and end user agents using AppDynamics.

Creation and configuration of dashboards for various requirements like CPU/memory utilization, page response times, application availability, etc., using AppDynamics.

Customization of business transactions to capture particular argument/session attributes using AppDynamics.

Creation of different agent groups to implement multiple application functionalities using AppDynamics.

Development of server-side dashboards to record and monitor vital performance statistics using AppDynamics.

Installation of components of Splunk architecture components like - indexer, heavy forwarder, search head and deployment server.

Development and monitoring of queries, alerts and responses using Splunk.

System Performance Engineer June 2011 - June 2013

Lanco Global Systems, India

Software: AppDynamics

Monitoring of various applications using the AppDynamics controller.

Installation and monitoring of machine, database, application and end user agents.

Working with the application dashboard and management of events.

Monitoring the health of business transactions, nodes and servers.

Management and maintenance of tiers and nodes.

Troubleshooting slow response times and errors.

Setting up alert systems by creating and managing policies, health rules and actions, to locate and resolve errors, swiftly and efficiently.

Using the metric browser to draw comparisons between the performances of various systems.


University of Texas at Arlington, Texas -Master of Science (M.S.) in ElectricalEngineering

Vemana Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India -Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Telecommunication

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