Splunk Engineer

Ashburn, VA
Federal / Civilian – Cyber / Security /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Job Title: Splunk Engineer
Location: Remote
Clearance Level: Active Secret

Required Certification(s):
· Splunk Certified Architect Certification
· Splunk Certified Administrator Certification

The Security Operations Center (SOC) was established in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 7 as a single point of management and reporting for information security incidents. The SOC is chartered to prevent, identify, contain, and eradicate cyber threats to the clients networks through monitoring, intrusion detection, and protective security services to 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 workstation
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 premium 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


Required Certifications
· Splunk Certified Architect Certification
· Splunk Certified Administrator Certification
Education, Background, and Years of Experience
· 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


Required Skills
· 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.
· 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
· 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
· Experience in automating Splunk Deployments

Preferred Skills
· 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


Environmental Conditions
· Monday - Friday, supporting remotely.

Strength Demands
· Light – 20 lbs. Maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 10 lbs. A job is light if less lifting is involved but significant walking/standing is done or if done mostly sitting but requires push/pull on arm or leg controls.

Physical Requirements
· Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See

Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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)