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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.


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.


+ Bachelors Degree with 12 years of prior relevant experience o

+ 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


- 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

Pay Range:Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

REQNUMBER: R-00091497

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Splunk Engineer

Full time
Ashburn, VA

Published on 09/17/2022

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