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Job #: R-00017345
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: Defense

Description

Job Requisition:

Junior Splunk Engineer

Job Description:

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, junior level, for this highly visible cyber security program supporting Customs and Border Protection  (CBP) security operations center (SOC).  The Junior Splunk Engineer will support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, integration, test, and documentation.

The Junior Splunk Engineer will follow defined best practices and operational workflows.

JOB SUMMARY

The Junior Splunk Engineer will provide 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 familiar with recognizing and onboarding new data sources into Splunk, analyzing the data for anomalies and trends, and assist with building dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data. The Splunk engineer should be familiar within a Linux environment, editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps.  

The Junior Splunk Engineer will be a member of the Enterprise Splunk team and will work side by side with Senior Splunk Engineers on the Cybersecurity Engineering team.  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.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience in Splunk clustered environment supporting SOC or NOC.
  • Formal Splunk Education Courses.
  • Splunk 6.x-7.x (Splunk Certified preferred) Administrator level
  • Ability to script in one or more of the following computer languages, Python, Bash, Visual Basic or Powershell
  • Knowledge of Cloud Services such as AWS, Azure, Office365
  • 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

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • SQL
  • Self-motivated
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Technical Expertise
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service

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

2000

Defense

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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