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Job #: R-00103018
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense team is seeking a Splunk Administrator. Our customer maintains a highly demanding mission and requires our support to provide expert technical and professional management support to the commands enterprise Information Technology (IT) services. This is an important program that works in support of our warfighter, ensuring systems are secure and reliable to them out in the field.

More about this role...
In this role, you will operate and maintain Log Aggregation and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) hardware and software for organizations supported by the NORAD and USNORTHCOM N2NOMS contract. You will perform systems analysis, modify and update systems based on results of analysis, deploy applications and tools, perform testing of deployed applications and tools, and communicate updates to Cybersecurity Lead and customers as required.

Location: Colorado Springs, CO - Peterson SFB

Clearance: An Active DoD Secret clearance is required and you must be eligible to obtain Top Secret/SCI. Those with active TS/SCI will be given first consideration.

Salary Target: 95,000-97,000.00

What will you do in this role?
•    Maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot SPLUNK servers, clusters and management systems
•    Install, upgrade and maintain required SPLUNK applications and add-ons
•    Provide SPLUNK training and support to HQs NORAD and USNORTHCOM, and all subordinate organizations
•    Provide performance and license tuning for systems and troubleshoot SPLUNK components across multiple network environments
•    Provide solution-engineering support to ensure systems and components meet current and future standards
•    Develop, create, deploy, and manage custom SPLUNK monitors, alerts and dashboards
•    Monitor SPLUNK for cluster status, health status, and other issues, and resolve as needed
•    Follow approved DoD, STIG standards and DoD IAVA requirements
•    Manage patching and updates of Linux hosts using a local YUM server
•    Monitor and audit configurations and participate in the Change Management process to ensure that unauthorized changes do not occur    

These qualifications are required...
•    BS degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience; equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
•    Must hold an ACTIVE DoD Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility preferred
•    DoD 8570 IAT II Cybersecurity Certification (e.g. Security + CE, SSCP, GSEC)
•    Splunk Core User Certification
•    Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

These qualifications are highly preferred... 
•    Linux or Vendor Agnostic Operating System Certification (e.g. RHCSA, Linux+, Server+)
•    SPLUNK Administrative Certifications (e.g. Splunk Core Certified Power User, Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin, Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect)
•    Experience administering and securing Linux operating systems in a DoD environment.
•    Experience with maintaining YellowDog Updater Modified (YUM) servers
•    Working knowledge of vulnerability and STIG compliance scan tools including, but not limited to, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and SCAP Compliance Checker (SCC)
•    Demonstrates effective analytical and troubleshooting skills.



Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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.

About Leidos

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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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