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Job #: R-00076763
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The candidate is responsible for design, develop, maintain and establish and maintain the configuration and technical support for multiple new clients being monitored. Interface with the client in the strategic design process to integrate security and IT operations with business requirements and technical design. Provide guidance/direction to customer on how to best get value from Splunk products.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enforce best practices for data and Splunk administration

  • Design the Splunk system solution for incident response to meet growth while maintaining a balance between performance, stability, scalability and agility

  • Provide engineering and design support for a large distributed Splunk environment consisting of heavy forwarders, indexers, search head servers, spanning security, performance and operational roles

  • Be proficient in onboarding data into Splunk via forwarders, scripted inputs, TCP/UDP and modular inputs from sources such as FireEye, Bid IP, Cisco, Syslog, etc.

  • Be familiar with recognizing and onboarding new data sources into Splunk

  • Investigate data for anomalies and trends

  • Build dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data

  • Enforce best practices related to summarizing and query data into reports and dashboards with visual metrics for stakeholders

  • Develop advanced scripts for the manipulation of multiple data repositories to support analysts' requirements

  • Work with other enterprise teams to support data capture and forecasting efforts to support proactive identification of issues

  • Provide recommendations and implement changes to optimize Splunk products in the customer environment

  • Understand customer requirements to design and implement appropriate Splunk solutions

  • Develop and implement innovative Splunk based solutions

  • Conduct investigations for root cause analysis of problems or issues

  • Communicate with team members and customers

  • Perform integration activities to connect with 3rd party software APIs

  • Plan and direct systems upgrades

  • Design system enhancements and monitor capacity to maintain operational capacity following change management processes

  • Determine system specifications input/output process and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility

  • Provide industry standard expertise in the deployment, configuration and operation of Splunk and Splunk enterprise security

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent training and/or experience

  • 12+ years’ experience

  • Active/current TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

  • Proficient in parsing data including hosts, source type, line breaks, time stamps and RegEx transforms

  • Experience with infrastructure management and support, and system administration in the Windows and UNIX/LINUX environments

  • Experience with Splunk dashboard creation

  • Experience and proficient deploying and building Splunk technical add-ons

  • Complete command of Splunk products

  • Experience working with structured data formats such as JSON, XML, Log4j and Syslog

  • Proficient with ReGex and Data Log Field Extraction

  • Proficient creating and working with Splunk data models.

  • Proficient in LINUX CLI




Desired Qualifications

  • Splunk Certified Power User Certification, Splunk Certified Administrator Certification

  • Advanced understanding of specific enterprise environments that direct the correlation of system data for mission impact

  • Custom log file parsing

  • Experience with Splunk dashboard creation

  • Experience creating visualizations for displaying data

  • Knowledge of networking protocols

  • Database design and Management

  • IC experience desired

  • Experience with custom scripting desired: Bash, Perl, Shell, PowerShell, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, D3

  • Experience writing Splunk queries in Splunk Programming Language (SPL)

Pay Range:

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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. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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