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Splunk Engineer ( R-00085445 )


Applications Engineer



Ashburn, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to CBP networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations. The CBP SOC is responsible for the overall security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations. Leidos currently has a need for a Splunk Engineer for this highly visible cyber security program supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) security operations center (SOC). The Splunk Engineer will support the full system engineering life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, integration, test, and documentation. The Splunk Engineer will follow defined best practices and operational workflows.

The Splunk Engineer will provide overall engineering, and administration in supporting a very large distributed clustered Splunk environment consisting of search heads, indexers, deployers, deployment servers, heavy/universal forwarders and Splunk Enterprise Security premium app, spanning security, performance, and operational roles. The Engineer should be proficient with recognizing and onboarding new data sources into Splunk, analyzing the data for anomalies and trends, and building dashboards, searches, reports, etc. highlighting the key trends of the data. The Splunk engineer should be proficient within a Linux environment, editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps.
The Splunk Engineer will be a member of the Enterprise Splunk team, Cybersecurity Engineering team members and will be required to interact with end users to gather requirements, perform troubleshooting, and provide assistance with the creation of Splunk search queries and dashboards. The Splunk Engineer may be required interact with senior management, as necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 4 years’ experience in the Information Technology arena

  • Additional Cyber Security Certifications and experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
    3+ Years experience in Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces
    1+ Years experience in app interface development, using REST API’s
    Ability to follow Change & Configuration Management.

  • 3+ years of experience in a Splunk role working in a Splunk clustered environment supporting SOC or NOC environments

  • Strong problem solving abilities with an analytic and qualitative eye for reasoning under pressure.

  • Self-starter with the ability to independently prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision

  • Knowledge of Cloud Services such as AWS, Azure, Office365

  • Understanding and usage of Regex

  • Ability to script in one more of the following computer languages Python, Bash, Visual Basic or PowerShell

  • Experience with Git and Ansible

  • Understanding of basic FISMA System concepts and requirements

Must have at least one of the following certifications:

Splunk Core Certified Advanced Power User

Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin

Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect

Splunk Core Certified Consultant

Must have a current or be able to favorably pass a 5 year (BI) Background Investigation to join this program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current or former completed Splunk training

  • Prior experience a in Splunk professional services role

  • Experience in automating Splunk Deployments and orchestration within a Cloud environment

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00