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Senior Systems Engineer




Chantilly, Virginia, United States


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. This position is funded and contingent on a successful security clearance crossover.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enforce best practices for data and Splunk administration

  • Design the Splunk system solution for incident response

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

  • Investigate data for anomalies and trends

  • Build dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data

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

  • Develop and implement innovative Splunk based solutions

  • Conduct investigations for root cause analysis of problems or issues

Required Skills and Experience:

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

  • 8+ years’ experience in Cyber security and telecommunications

  • 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

  • Proficient with ReGex and Data Log Field Extraction

  • Familiar with creating and working with Splunk data models.

  • Proficient in LINUX CLI

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong motivation to learn required skills from above list if not yet proficient.

  • Splunk Certified Power User Certification, Splunk Certified Administrator Certification

  • Custom log file parsing

  • Experience creating visualizations for displaying data

  • Knowledge of networking protocols

  • Experience with one or more custom scripting languages: Bash, Perl, Shell, PowerShell, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, D3

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

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.