CACI International Splunk Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

The Splunk Application Engineer will provide expertise and specialized Splunk-related focus on enterprise-level machine data analytics supporting mission critical information systems in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

More About the Role:

  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of Linux-based Splunk analytical systems and tools

  • Identification and collection of machine and non-machine data sets

  • Collaboration with other administrators and analysts to enhance development of actionable business intelligence, troubleshoot performance issues, and combat threats

  • Design and customize complex search queries and promote advance searching, forensics, and analytics

  • Develop dashboards, data models, reports and optimize performance

  • Develop, implement and document configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operating, managing and ensuring the security of the Splunk infrastructure

  • Work on an integrated team communicating Splunk related issues

  • Maintain compliance with security regulations and guidelines

  • Participate in incident, problem, and change management process related to Splunk

  • Work closely with Linux and Windows server administration teams to diagnose and resolve configuration issues

  • Analyze logs for all major applications and come up with the most affected areas or reoccurring issues

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Expert-level knowledge of Linux systems, ability to create new accounts, assign permission, install/start/stop services as needed, and maintain configuration using git/deployment server

  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience with engineering, deploying, maintaining, and utilizing Splunk

  • Minimum 1 year demonstrated experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Services

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Regular Expression, Splunk SPL, Python, DNS, DHCP, and file storage technologies

  • Experience creating new data feeds for ingestion

  • Experience using DBX and DBConnect

  • Knowledge of UF and HF installation and configuration of Indexers

  • Ability to research and clearly articulate (both verbally and in writing) recommended solutions

  • Demonstrated aptitude for analytical thinking, problem solving, and working multiple tasks concurrently

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment

  • Candidate must have one of the following:

12 Years of job related experience and High School/GED diploma

10 Years of job related experience and Associate degree

8 Years of job related experience and Bachelor’s Degree

6 Years of job related experience and Master’s degree4 Years of job related experience and Doctorate

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience using command-line interfaces, scripting (i.e., PowerShell) and queries (i.e., T-SQL)

  • Task automation via BASH, Python, Rest, PowerShell

  • Demonstrated experience with physical and virtual server architectures and network fundamentals

  • Demonstrated experience with Incident Management, Change Management, and Problem Management business processes (customer experience preferred)

  • Splunk certification

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.