Senior Splunk Engineer

  • Leidos,
  • Alexandria, VA
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Analysis, API, Bash, Configuration Management, Development, LAN, Linux, Management, Networks, ODBC, PowerShell, Project, Project Management, Python, Security, SQL, Supervision, Visual Basic, WAN, Wireless
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

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

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


The Splunk Engineer 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 premuim app, spanning security, performance, and operational roles. The Engineer 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.


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree coupled with 12+ years' experience in the Information Technology arena or Masters Degree with 10+ years of relevant e

4+ years of experience in a senior Splunk role working in a Splunk clustered environment supporting SOC or NOC environments

3+ Years experience in Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces

2+ Years experience in app interface development, using REST API's

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


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.


  • 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


Company Information

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 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) 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.
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Position Id : R-00005661

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