The mission of the DHS Chief Information Security Officer Directorate (DHS CISOD) is to support the Department’s implementation of all applicable regulatory requirements including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), relevant Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, Executive Orders, Federal laws, directives, policies, and regulations. The DHS CISOD’s mission is to also provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a secure and trusted computing environment. The DHS CISOD assists in ensuring Department compliance with information security requirements. Information security is an essential business function, critical to enabling DHS to conduct its operations and deliver service to the public.
Leidos is seeking a talented Splunk Engineer to join our team to support a new customer on a highly-visible and strategic Cybersecurity Task Order. The Splunk Engineer will be a member of the Cybersecurity Engineering 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.
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 operations and maintenance 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 a variety of sources.
Provider operational support for Splunk Universal Forwarder on Linux and Windows endpoints
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
Four (4) 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 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
DHS Entry on Duty (EOD) is required to support this program
Experience working in Azure
Experience with GitLab or GitHub or other version control system
Scripting and development skills (Bash, Python, and PowerShell)
Education & Experience:
Requires Bachelors Degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level.
Experience in lieu of degree
Pay Range:Pay Range $97,500.00 - $176,250.00
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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