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499. Splunk Engineer Jr. (CBP)

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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.

The DHS CBP SOC Program has a critical need for a Splunk Jr. Engineer. This is a full time funded position based in Ashburn, VA. 

The candidate should have experience deploying and configuring Universal Forwarders and possess demonstrable knowledge of data collection methods such as Syslog, JDBC, or API. This position requires solid experience developing Splunk search queries, and dashboards and reports. Nice to have skills include Unix administration, scripting, understanding of Federal regulatory requirements, and experience using Jira and Confluence.

Basic Qualifications:

Must be a US citizen, no clearance required and in addition, must have a current or be able to favorably pass a (BI) Background Investigation to join this program.

Must have experience in the following:
 - Splunk Engineering
 - Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces
 - App interface development, using REST API’s
 - Previous project management experience.  
 - ITIL Change & Configuration Management
 - Experience with Ansible and GIT
  
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.

Preferred Qualifications/Certifications:
 
Certified Splunk Engineering
Certified Splunk Power User-Admin
or 
Splunk Architect

 
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