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Splunk Engineer- Lead

Req #: 205218
Location: Sterling, VA US
Job Category: Information Technology
Security Clearance: Secret
Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable

Job Description

The CDM Program is managed within the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate, (NPPD)/Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)/Network Security Deployment (NSD) Division, responsible for enhancing the security, resilience, and reliability of the Nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. The DHS CDM Program mission is to safeguard and secure cyberspace in an environment where the threat of cyber-attack is continuously growing and evolving. The CDM Program defends the United States (U.S.) Federal Information Technology (IT) networks from cybersecurity threats by providing continuous monitoring sensors (tools), diagnosis, mitigation tools, and associated services to strengthen the security posture of Government networks.

What You’ll Get to Do:

In this role, you'll manage a team of Splunk Engineers responsible for acquiring, customizing, configuring, implementing, and integrating cutting edge Cyber defense technologies in support of DHS. 

More About the Role:

  • Manages experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments
  • Develops and Implements innovative Splunk based solutions
  • Manages a team with a focus on policy, implementation of strategic initiatives and execution of day to day deliverables.
  • Develops processes, standards and operational plans
  • Problems faced are difficult to moderately complex
  • Establishes or works to achieve, team objectives, operational plans with measurable contribution towards the achievement of results of the job function or completion of a project.
  • Responsible for improving upon existing processes and systems using significant conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation.
  • Conduct investigations for root cause analysis of problems or issues
  • Communicates with team members and customers
  • Performs integration activities to connect with 3rd party software APIs
  • Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements of systems or products to enhance performance of programs and projects
  • Analyze and make recommendations for various Risk Management Framework Compliance Artifacts
  • Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of job area OR may demonstrate innovative influence within a project that has impact and participation from multiple departments.
  • Influences others outside of own job area regarding policies, practices and procedures OR may be a recognized subject matter expert
  • Communicates with parties within and outside of own job function, which may include external customers or vendors depending upon the job function.
  • Design and architect new CDM capabilities, ensuring interoperability between Splunk and new tool/sensor data feeds
  • Configure Splunk to enable new forwarders and logging architectures in support of the Capability Validation pilot
  • Responsible for making moderate to significant improvements of systems or products to enhance performance of programs and projects
  • Manages a small to mid-sized team consisting of experienced professionals. Leads, directs and reviews the work of a team who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments.
  • Design and architect logs IAW CDM Technical Capabilities Requirements
  • Provide data analysis, log analysis, logging solution details for CDM Solution Implementation architecture updates and SDR SELC phase gate documentation

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 8+ Years’ Experience
  • Strong written, verbal, and non-verbal communication
  • Experience working directly with Senior Leaders and Customers
  • Completion of the ‘Architecting Splunk Enterprise’ Lab and previous labs within the Splunk Architect Certification Track
  • Experience engineering and creating documentation including Desktop Procedures and Implementation guides for Splunk based solutions
  • Well-versed in Systems

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Splunk Architect or Certified Power User Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Typically has a University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years related work experience.
  • Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization.

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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