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Splunk Enterprise Security Administrator



Posted on Jun 11, 2018

Job Title: Splunk Enterprise Security Administrator

Location: Washington D.C.

Duration: 12+ Months


GDH is seeking a Splunk ES Administrator to work on-site with a Federal client in Washington D.C.


General Skills:

  • Splunk System Administrator SME; multiple years of strong, hands-on admin and configuration
  • Computer Networking proficiency
  • Internet/Web technology proficiency
  • Scripting/coding experience is preferred


SIEM Skills:

  • ES concepts
  • Security monitoring and Incident investigation
  • Assets and identities
  • Detecting known types of threats
  • Monitoring for new types of threats
  • Using analytical tools
  • Analyze user behavior for insider threats
  • Use risk analysis and threat intelligence tools
  • Use protocol intelligence and live stream data
  • Use investigation timelines and journal tools
  • Build glass tables to display security status


Splunk Specific Skills:

  • Expert hands-on experience with Enterprise Security Administration module, not just as a power user. Very important requirement.
  • knowledge of scripting, including Python and PowerShell, and regex.
  • Experience in developing Splunk queries and dashboards targeted towards an information security, IT operations or business context.
  • Capable of evaluating log sources for valuable data in an information security, IT operations or business context.
  • Experience in developing Splunk ES correlation searches or experience working with ES.
  • In-depth experience with general IT security concepts, network security and monitoring practices/methodologies
    Advanced knowledge about Splunk architecture and various components (indexer, forwarder, search heads, deployment server), Heavy and Universal forwarders.
  • Work with the data owner to develop visualizations and activity based on identified use cases.
    Experience working with large datasets to generate insights by using Splunk at scale.
  • Certified Splunk Enterprise Security Admin highly preferred.


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