• Splunk Engineer

    Job Locations USA-VA-Herndon
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/24/2018 10:35 AM)
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    Number of Positions
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
  • Job Description

    General Dynamics Federal Health Sector is actively seeking a Splunk Engineer to help lead the implementation of Splunk and the Splunk Enterprise Security module in a large, complex Amazon cloud environment. In this position, you will have the opportunity to directly impact the lives of millions of Americans by working on systems that increase access to care, improve health outcomes and control costs.  The ideal candidate will be someone who is looking for continual growth, can think strategically but operate tactically, and mostly importantly, wants to make a positive difference to the people around them. 


    • Designs, deploys, operates, and maintains Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security systems for new or existing computer systems in support of large Federal IT programs including cloud computing.
    • Day-to-day maintenance and operations of Splunk and the development of user access (e.g. rules, reports, and configuration).
    • Provide industry standard expertise in the deployment, configuration, and operations of Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security.
    • Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
    • Develops customized dashboards for operations, security and management teams Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.
    • Plans and directs upgrades of systems, designs systems enhancements, and monitors capacity to maintain operational capacity, following change management processes.
    • Participate in the creation of a DevOps-enabled automated CI/CD solution that delivers tools and processes for rapid application development efforts and on-going production operations.
    • Develops documentation on new or existing systems.
    • Develops and directs tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.
    • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.
    • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
    • Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
    • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibilities.
    • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
    • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
    • Participates in special projects as required.


    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or equivalent work experience.
    • Training and Certification in Splunk technologies.
    • Training and Certification in cloud technologies and services (preferably AWS, AZURE).


    • 10-15 years of related information technology experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in Splunk engineering and administration, including Splunk Enterprise Security.
    • 2+ years of strong experience directly related to cloud computing (i.e. AWS, Azure, Private).
    • Practical experience in infrastructure administration a plus (Linux, networking, Windows, firewalls).
    • Experience with practical implementations of DevOps tools and process (i.e. JIRA).
    • Direct, hands-on experience with DevOps and release management tools.
    • Experience with configuration management tools such as Salt, Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
    • Demonstrated experience with the Scrum Agile methodology.
    • Ability to influence others using reasoning, persuasion, and negotiation; excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Strategic, but also pragmatic, detail-oriented and willing to be hands-on.
    • Strong ability to learn new technologies in a short time.
    • Must possess well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience supporting Federal civilian and health agencies a plus.
    • Only consider candidates with US Citizenship.

    As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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