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 Sr Splunk Engineer for this highly visible cyber security program supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) security operations center (SOC). The selected candidate will provide overall engineering and design support for a very large distributed Splunk environment consisting of heavy forwarders, indexers, and search head servers, spanning security, performance, and operational roles. The Splunk engineer will support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, documentation, and implementation following defined best practices and operational workflows.
The candidate should be familiar 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 familiar with a Linux environment, editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps.
The Splunk engineer will work with other 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
3+ Years experience in Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces
2+ Years experience in app interface development, using REST API's
Previous project management experience.
ITIL 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.
- Experience in SQL
- Experience in other systems and network management products. Current or former completed Splunk training
External Referral Bonus:
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Clearance Level Required:
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