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Splunk Engineer ( R-00073933 )


Applications Engineer



Ashburn, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a talented Splunk Engineer to join our team to support a federal customer within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC). The Splunk Engineer provides support across a progressing agile team environment focused on supporting the ESOC Operations mission. The Security engineer will support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, scripting, programming, test, documentation, and implementation following defined best practices and operational workflows. The Splunk Engineer will be a member of the Cybersecurity Engineering Enterprise Splunk team and will install and maintain Splunk infrastructure, gather requirements from customers, onboard data, and assist end users with search, dashboards, reports, and knowledge objects. The Splunk Engineer may be required interact with senior management, as necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple assignments, changing priorities, and work independently with little oversight

  • Build, implement, and administer Splunk in Windows and Linux environments

  • Work with existing and custom Splunk applications and add-ons to fulfill customer needs

  • Provide overall engineering and design support for a distributed Splunk environment consisting of heavy forwarders, indexers, and search head servers, spanning security, performance, and operational roles

  • Editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps

  • Onboard data to Splunk via forwarder, scripted inputs, TCP/UDP, and modular inputs from sources such as FireEye, Blue Coat, F5, Cisco, Palo Alto, syslog, etc.

  • Provider operational support Splunk Universal Forwarder on Linux and Windows endpoints

  • Create, manage, and support automation solutions for Splunk deployment and orchestration in on-premise and cloud environments

  • Documentation, reporting, presentation, teamwork, and DHS wide collaboration are among the expected duties and mission of the task order

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and a minimum of 12 years of experience in system administration, database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development, with a concentration in Cybersecurity

  • Two years of experience with Linux and Windows system administration or an intermediate understanding of operating systems and common operating environments

  • Two years of experience with Splunk in distributed deployments

  • Current Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin certification

  • At least one of the following certifications: CASP, GCIH, GCWN, GISF, GISP, GSSP, GICSP, GSSP, SEI, CISSP, CCSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CCNP, CCNP Security, CCIE Security, CEH, ECSP, MCSE, RHCA, RHCE, VCP, VCAP, VCIX, VCDX

  • Excellent written and oral skills, ability to work closely with multiple customers, manage expectations and track engagement scope

  • Experience implementing FISMA, NIST, NSA, and other information security, cybersecurity and CDM related industry policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, and best practices

  • Experience with Splunk Enterprise Security or integration with other Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms

  • Proficient at data on-boarding activities including routing, parsing, and normalizing events to the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM)

  • Proficiency onboarding data using Splunk developed add-ons for Windows, Linux, and common third-party devices and applications

  • Experience onboarding data into Splunk via forwarder, scripted inputs, TCP/UDP, and modular inputs from a variety of sources

  • Proficiency managing Splunk using the Splunk command-line interface

  • Proficiency managing Splunk using configuration files

  • Experience collaborating with separate engineering teams to configure data sources for Splunk integration

  • Proficiency implementing and onboarding data in Splunk DB Connect

  • Experience with Splunk performing systems administration, including performing installation, configuration, monitoring system performance and availability, upgrades, and troubleshooting

  • General networking and security troubleshooting (firewalls, routing, NAT, etc.)

  • Splunk implementation and troubleshooting experience

  • Experience in managing, maintaining, and administering multi-site indexer cluster

  • Proficiency developing log ingestion and aggregation strategies per Splunk best practices

  • Perform integration activities to configure, connect, and pull data with 3rd party software APIs

  • Proficient in regular expressions

  • Ability to autonomously prioritize and successfully deliver across a portfolio of projects

  • This position requires a TS/SCI clearance and DHS Entry on Duty (EOD) approval.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience working in AWS and Azure

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment.

  • Experience with GitLab or GitHub or other version control system

  • Experience with Ansible tower and/or writing ansible playbooks

  • Intermediate understanding of SQL and common SQL dialects

  • Scripting and development skills (Bash, Python, and PowerShell)

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