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Job #: R-00048221
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate opening for a Splunk Administrator to join a large IC DoD customer contract, ISEO. Leidos is building a new team to transform our customer spaces. We are looking for a collaborative and forward leaning individual who wants to tackle challenges and be a part of creating innovative solutions. In return, Leidos will invest in you with a new enhanced leave plan, generous 401k, and training to name just a few great benefits. Ready to tackle your next challenge - then we want you on our team.

In this role, you will provide Administration and design support for a very large distributed Splunk environment, spanning security, performance, and operational roles. Additionally, you will support full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, documentation, and implementation following defined best practices and operational workflows. You will work with other Splunk team members and will be required to interact with end users to gather requirements and perform troubleshooting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Architect, design, support, and maintains Splunk infrastructure for a highly available and disaster recovery configuration.

  • Support and maintain complete logging infrastructure including, but not limited to, log storage, syslog/Windows Event Collector servers, and database connections.

  • Troubleshoot Splunk platform and application issues, escalate the issue and work with Splunk support to resolve issues.

  • Create and manage Splunk knowledge objects (field extractions, macros, event types, etc.).

  • Onboard new data sources into Splunk, analyzed the data for anomalies and trends, and built dashboards highlighting key trends.

  • Perform data mining and analysis, utilizing various queries and reporting methods.

  • Implement KV stores, lookups, and data model acceleration to optimize search performance and reporting.

  • Build and integrated contextual data into notable events. Interact with end users to gather requirements.

  • Perform routine health checks, maintenance tasks, update, upgrade, and implement new capability.

  • Monitor the agent and server infrastructure for capacity planning and optimization

  • Develop data correlation use cases within Base Splunk capabilities and ITSI capabilities for consumption by the organization

  •  Mentor users and other groups on their use of Splunk.

  • Effectively and accurately document work in various formats including work instructions, change management requests, incident tickets, and email. Improve efficiency through process improvement and automation.

  • The individual must be able to communicate effectively with a minimum of supervision in verbally and in writing. Must be able to use Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint effectively.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Expertise with Linux and command-line interface.

  • Intermediate level understanding of Solaris,Windows operating systems and Oracle/MSSQL databases.

  • Experience deploying apps within Splunk and administrating the Splunk platform.

  • Experience with data normalization and data modeling within the Splunk environment.

  • Experience in creating and managing Splunk DB connects

  • Experience with Identities, Database connections, Database inputs, outputs, lookups, access controls

  • Experience with administration of Splunk Enterprise Security

  • Experience with the development of documentation, architecture diagrams, and process and procedures for end users.

  • Experience with Regular Expressions (regex).

  • Knowledge of Splunk architecture and best practices.

  • Knowledge of advanced search and reporting commands.

  • Knowledge of network technology and common internet protocols.

  • Understanding of system log files and other structured and non-structured data.

  • Understand methods of collection, logging, windows filtering, and tuning / baselining data.

  • Five (5) years of experience in administering Splunk.

  • Three (3) years of experience in administering Operation systems (Windows and Linux).

  • Two (2) years of experience in scripting and automation.

  • Three (3) years of experience developing, executing, and improving work instructions and other technical documentation related to Splunk Administration.

  • Current Splunk User and Power User certification required.

  • Current Splunk Certified Administrator required

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree with 4 - 8 years of relevant experience, Masters degree with 2 - 6 years, Associate's with 10 years, or High School Diploma with 12 years. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The individual possess hands-on technical knowledge of some of the following: SIEM, networking, scripting, and automation.

  • Splunk Architect highly preferred.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Development

Pay Range:

Pay Range $71,500.00 - $110,000.00 - $148,500.00


About Leidos

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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