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), commerical 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 Senior 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 premuim 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 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 lead 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 will be required interact with senior management, as necessary.
DHSCYBERCBPCYBER External Referral Eligible
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree coupled with 7+ years' experience in the Information Technology arena.
4+ years of experience in a senior Splunk role working in a Splunk clustered environment supporting SOC or
3+ Years experience in Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces
2+ Years experience in app interface development, using REST API's
Previous project management experience.
Ability to follow Change & Configuration ManagementMust have an active Secret Clearance and in addition, must have a current or be able to favorably pass a 5 year (BI) Background Investigation to join this program.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
Ability to script in one more of the following computer
languages Python, Bash, Visual Basic or Powershell
Splunk Certified Architect Certification
- Experience in SQL
- Current or former completed Splunk training
Prior experience a in Splunk professional services role
Experience in automating Splunk Deployments and
orchestration with in a Cloud environment
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Scheduled Weekly Hours: