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Splunk Engineer

Herndon, VA 20170
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We are a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta has an immediate need for aSplunk Engineer to support the Continuous Diagnostic & Mitigation (CDM) Program. The CDM Program is a high-profile, high-visibility, cybersecurity modernization and risk management program where you can contribute innovative solutions and consult with government agencies to enhance their Information Assurance (IA) programs and continuous monitoring capabilities.

The selected Splunk Engineer responsibilities will include:

  • Integrate sensor tools with Splunk via vendor-supported Add-Ons and Modules or custom API connections
  • Perform data normalization and ETL within Splunk
  • Work with design and operations teams to facilitate log ingestion and analysis
  • Participate in requirements gathering, prototyping, architecture, and triaging of operational issues
  • Maintains, upgrades, advises and cross-trains team members on the operation of the Splunk platform, provide Splunk product expertise, assisting and advising management on issues related to the platform
  • Provide strategic support for Splunk installation, integration, deployment, configuration and maintenance
  • Responsible for design and implementation of Splunk infrastructure, deployment, configuration and maintenance
  • Monitor Splunk internal logs to identify and resolve potential vulnerability and performance issues
  • Create customized dashboard panels for specific urgent requests from internal teams and external customers
  • Design, engineer, configure and administer Splunk content
  • Responsible for proper operation and performance of Splunk, loggers, connectors and forwarders
  • Responsible for integration of logs and data feeds into Splunk through various methodologies, e.g. via syslog connectors, utilizing DBConnect to pull data from on-site databases
  • Responsible for developing filters to assist in the identification of significant events
  • Responsible for maintenance of related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and design documents
  • Responsible for writing and developing custom scripts, reports and programs as needed
  • Identify and establish metrics between and among the Dashboard and integration layers of the CDM solution to support CDM goals and objectives, as well as DHS-mandated performance requirements



  • BS / BA degree with 3-5 years experience in Information Security or information Security, 8 years of additional experience can be substituted for a degree
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, experience setting up alerts and thresholds for incoming data.
  • Experience with data ingestion and normalization within Splunk Enterprise
  • Knowledge of cloud computing platforms
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes
  • Experience working within a virtualized server and application environment, such as VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix, AWS, or similar
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming languages such as Java, Python and scripting experience with Power shell and/or bash
  • Experience with Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Strong understanding and history of applying AGILE methodologies to teams and work streams
  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect certification preferred
  • Active certification consistent with the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications for Information Assurance Technical (IAT) role and level of experience
  • Experience developing Splunk database connections to a middleware application such as Logstash, Elasticsearch engines Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as this position will interact with senior-level executives
  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect certification preferred
  • Experience with DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) a plus

Desired Skills

  • Completed RPA Training in one or more industry-leading solutions
  • Experience in risk/vulnerability management, incident response, and Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A)
  • Experience in commercial cloud and government cloud environments (Amazon, Azure, Google, etc.)
  • Additional preferred intermediate IT credentials such as MCSE, MCSD, RHCE, LFCE, ITIL Practitioner
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD

Security/Clearance Requirements

  • Must be a US citizen and pass a background investigation.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DHS Suitability/Entry on Duty (EOD).
  • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance desired.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-04-07 Expires: 2020-05-06

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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