The Enterprise and Cyber Solutions Operation at Leidos currently has an opening for a Senior Splunk Engineer to work at the White House Communications Agency on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Our team supports our customer’s mission critical operation to protect the Presidential Information Technology Community networked systems and services from cyber threats. The Senior Splunk Engineer will maintain Splunk infrastructure, gather requirements from customers, onboard data, and assist end users with searches, dashboards, reports, and knowledge objects. The Senior Splunk Engineer may be required to interact with senior management, as necessary.
This is a hybrid position allowing 25% telework with 75% of the time spent on-site at JBAB. An active TS/SCI is required to start.
Implement best practices engineering strategies to support a distributed clustered Splunk environment consisting of Search Heads, Indexers, Forwarders, Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) app spanning security, performance, engineering, and operational roles
Work closely with other teams and business stakeholders to design automated solutions for performance, privacy, and compliance
Be the engineering voice in helping recognize and onboard new data sources into Splunk, analyze the data for anomalies and trends, and building dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data
Work closely with other teams and business stakeholders to gather requirements, perform troubleshooting, and provide assistance with the creation of Splunk search queries and dashboards
Develop solutions for profiling, monitoring, reporting and testing on the platform
Enable integration of Splunk Core and Splunk ES
Configure incident response and remediation workflows for ES
Normalize data to ensure CIM compliance, and develop data models to accelerate queries, dashboards, and correlation searches
Work closely with all relevant stakeholders to solve technical problems at the network, system, and application levels
Develop and implement applications & knowledge objects (KO) like dashboards, reports, and data models
Provide analyst training and workshops on using Splunk for multiple networks
Conduct periodic architectural reviews of Splunk and related systems to assess effectiveness and propose optimal installation alternatives as required
Develop and manage comprehensive documentation, artifacts, procedures, and processes for the optimal management of the Splunk infrastructure
Must be able to pass Yankee White clearance processing prior to start.
Current DoD TS/SCI security clearance.
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
Eight (8) years of experience with Linux and Windows system administration or an advanced understanding of operating systems and common operating environments
Five (5) years of experience administering Splunk in distributed deployments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work closely with multiple customers, manage expectations and track engagement scope
Proficient at data on-boarding activities including routing, parsing, and normalizing events to the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM)
Proficient onboarding data using Splunk add-ons for Windows, Linux, and common third-party devices and applications
Experience onboarding data into Splunk via forwarder, scripted inputs, and modular inputs from a variety of sources
Experience with Splunk performing systems administration, including performing installation, configuration, monitoring system performance and availability, upgrades, and troubleshooting
General knowledge of networking and security troubleshooting (firewalls, routing, NAT, etc.)
Splunk implementation and troubleshooting experience
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
Ability to autonomously prioritize and successfully deliver results
Must have a Splunk Certified Architect certification
Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level II (or Level III) certification (e.g. Sec+ CE)
Must have a DoD 8570 CSSP Infrastructure Support certification (e.g. CEH, CySA+, SSCP), OR able to obtain one within 180 days of starting.
Pay Range:Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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