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Senior Splunk SME

Alexandria, VA
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SSi has principals that are an integral part of the organizations characteristic and are fundamentally essential to the shaping of everyday activities that connect to our broader mission and vision. As an organization SSi is committed to:
 
Foster a culture of innovative and out of the box thinking: 
We fundamentally understand that each employee has something unique to offer to the organization.  We foster a culture that nourishes innovation by empowering staff, leverages their passions, and encompasses a circle of trust where it’s all about thinking of new ideas and getting good feedback.
 
Invest in our Resources
Employees are essential, their physical and mental well-being are pivotal to the growth of our organization.  Our company culture, productivity, and overall employee happiness stem directly from how much training, responsibility, and empowerment they have within our organization. Our focus is on improving the growth of individual through education, allowing them to play central roles, so they can grow and add value to the company.
 
Provide solutions that are in the best interest of the customer and improve their strategic posture
We are in business to serve our customers and do what is in their best interest. Our philosophy is to offer services that are complete.  We strive to provide services that do more than meets the eye, to achieve more than superficial results and to help the business improve in areas that they may not have considered.
 
Give thoughtful considerations to our actions and their affects
We give thoughtful consideration to each other’s differences and opinions. We must give our individual best to get the job done right. Everyone is accountable for their behaviors, exercising rational judgment, and giving thoughtful consideration to their professional activities and decisions.

Currently we have an immediate need to add an experienced professional to our staff:

Senior Splunk Engineer (CBP)
Location: Alexandria, VA 
Shift: Regular Days (non-shift work)

Primary Responsibility:

The selected candidate 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 candidate should be familiar 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 familiar with a Linux environment, editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps.

The Splunk engineer will work with other 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.

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
 
Basic Qualification:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 7+ years’ experience in the Information Technology arena.

 - 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.  
 - ITIL Change & Configuration Management
- Experience with Ansible and GIT   
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.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 7+ years of experience in the Information Technology arena.

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

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

Splunk Certified Administrator Certification 

- Experience in automating Splunk Deployments

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.

Preferred Qualification:

- Experience in SQL
 - Experience in other systems and network management products.
 - Current or former completed Splunk training
- Prior experience a in Splunk professional services role 
- Automation/orchestration of Splunk with in a Cloud environment


SSi is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. SSi also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. VETS are encouraged to apply.

 



 

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