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Job #: R-00014246
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

Description

Job Requisition:

Lead Splunk Engineer

Job Description:

Are you someone concerned with the security of our nation?  Are you driven to protect and serve?  Are you skilled in cyber defense?  Then Leidos is the place for you.  We are ensuring our nation’s security in a partnership with the Customs and Border Protection Agency (a division of the Department of Homeland Security).  Our partnership focuses on the CBP Security Operations Center (SOC) where we provide around the clock cyber support focusing on some our nation’s toughest threats. 

Leidos currently has a need for a Lead Senior Splunk Engineer/SME for this highly visible cyber security program supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) security operations center (SOC).

The Lead Senior Splunk Engineer/SME will support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, integration, test, and documentation.  The Senior Splunk Engineer will follow defined best practices and operational workflows.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Splunk SME 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 candidate 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.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Prefer Masters Degree with 15 years of prior relevant experience or Doctorate Degree with 13 years of prior relevant experience or a combination of experience, cyber security certifications and education may be considered in lieu of degree.

In addition:

4+ years of experience in a senior Splunk role working in a Splunk clustered environment supporting SOC or NOC environment

3+ Years of experience in Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces

2+ Years of experience in app interface development, using REST APIs

Previous project management experience.

Ability to follow Change & Configuration Management

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

Must 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Previous experience supporting DHS Programs 

- 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

- Redhat Certification

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Secret

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Cyber Security

1000

Civil

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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