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.
Requires Bachelors Degree and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level.
Experience in lieu of degree
Additional Cyber Security Certifications and experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree
4+ 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.
4+ 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
Design and architect Splunk solutions to meet business needs, ensuring optimal performance and scalability.
Assist/execute the onboarding process for new systems, collaborating with stakeholders to define data requirements and integration strategies.
Develop and maintain data pipelines, ensuring accurate and timely data collection and indexing.
Implement and manage Splunk apps, dashboards, alerts, and reports to provide actionable insights to various teams.
Perform advanced searches, data analysis, and correlation to uncover insights and trends.
Collaborate with security teams to develop and maintain effective threat detection and incident response strategies.
Troubleshoot and resolve Splunk-related technical issues, partnering with IT and SOC teams as needed
Stay current with industry trends and best practices to drive continuous improvement and innovation in Splunk implementation.
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.
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 $78,000.00 - $141,000.00
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.
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 46,000 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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