Leidos is seeking a talented Splunk Engineer to join our team to support a federal customer within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC). The Splunk Engineer provides support across a progressing agile team environment focused on supporting the ESOC Operations mission. The Security engineer will support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, scripting, programming, test, documentation, and implementation following defined best practices and operational workflows. The Splunk Engineer will be a member of the Cybersecurity Engineering Enterprise Splunk team and will install and maintain Splunk infrastructure, gather requirements from customers, onboard data, and assist end users with search, dashboards, reports, and knowledge objects. The Splunk Engineer may be required interact with senior management, as necessary.
Manage multiple assignments, changing priorities, and work independently with little oversight
Build, implement, and administer Splunk in Windows and Linux environments
Work with existing and custom Splunk applications and add-ons to fulfill customer needs
Provide overall engineering and design support for a distributed Splunk environment consisting of heavy forwarders, indexers, and search head servers, spanning security, performance, and operational roles
Editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps
Onboard data to Splunk via forwarder, scripted inputs, TCP/UDP, and modular inputs from sources such as FireEye, Blue Coat, F5, Cisco, Palo Alto, syslog, etc.
Provider operational support Splunk Universal Forwarder on Linux and Windows endpoints
Create, manage, and support automation solutions for Splunk deployment and orchestration in on-premise and cloud environments
Documentation, reporting, presentation, teamwork, and DHS wide collaboration are among the expected duties and mission of the task order
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and a minimum of 12 years of experience in system administration, database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development, with a concentration in Cybersecurity
Two years of experience with Linux and Windows system administration or an intermediate understanding of operating systems and common operating environments
Two years of experience with Splunk in distributed deployments
Current Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin certification
At least one of the following certifications: CASP, GCIH, GCWN, GISF, GISP, GSSP, GICSP, GSSP, SEI, CISSP, CCSP, CSSLP, SSCP, CCNP, CCNP Security, CCIE Security, CEH, ECSP, MCSE, RHCA, RHCE, VCP, VCAP, VCIX, VCDX
Excellent written and oral skills, ability to work closely with multiple customers, manage expectations and track engagement scope
Experience implementing FISMA, NIST, NSA, and other information security, cybersecurity and CDM related industry policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, and best practices
Experience with Splunk Enterprise Security or integration with other Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platforms
Proficient at data on-boarding activities including routing, parsing, and normalizing events to the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM)
Proficiency onboarding data using Splunk developed add-ons for Windows, Linux, and common third-party devices and applications
Experience onboarding data into Splunk via forwarder, scripted inputs, TCP/UDP, and modular inputs from a variety of sources
Proficiency managing Splunk using the Splunk command-line interface
Proficiency managing Splunk using configuration files
Experience collaborating with separate engineering teams to configure data sources for Splunk integration
Proficiency implementing and onboarding data in Splunk DB Connect
Experience with Splunk performing systems administration, including performing installation, configuration, monitoring system performance and availability, upgrades, and troubleshooting
General networking and security troubleshooting (firewalls, routing, NAT, etc.)
Splunk implementation and troubleshooting experience
Experience in managing, maintaining, and administering multi-site indexer cluster
Proficiency developing log ingestion and aggregation strategies per Splunk best practices
Perform integration activities to configure, connect, and pull data with 3rd party software APIs
Proficient in regular expressions
Ability to autonomously prioritize and successfully deliver across a portfolio of projects
This position requires a TS/SCI clearance and DHS Entry on Duty (EOD) approval.
Experience working in AWS and Azure
Experience working in an Agile development environment.
Experience with GitLab or GitHub or other version control system
Experience with Ansible tower and/or writing ansible playbooks
Intermediate understanding of SQL and common SQL dialects
Scripting and development skills (Bash, Python, and PowerShell)
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
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