Splunk Engineer

Location: Washington, DC
Job # 11753926
Date Posted: 12-27-2018
Tygart is currently seeking a Splunk Engineer to support the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The PBGC is a Federal corporation created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. It currently protects the pensions of more than 44 million American workers and retirees in more than 29,000 private single-employer and multiemployer defined benefit pension plans. This position requires that the candidate either have, or be able to obtain, a Public Trust clearance within the Federal Government.   The candidate will provide provides technical leadership to the Information Security team.  Responsibilities include: 
  • Performing root cause analysis of audit findings
  • Gathering and analyzing security specific requirements
  • Identifying gaps in the security architecture and developing solutions to best address any identified gaps
  • Performing root cause analysis on any operational security issue
  • Function as an information security risk manager
  • Serve as a security subject matter expert for PBGC’s operational security program.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Business, and Management or related field.
  • Five (5) years of IT, information security, and/or systems engineering experience; background in systems engineering, requirements analysis and synthesis is preferred
  • Three (3) years of experience working with Splunk; minimum 2 years demonstrated experience with maintaining, and utilizing Splunk.
  • Solid understanding of logging technologies (syslog, Windows and UNIX native logging)
  • Extensive knowledge of a tier Splunk installation; indexers, forwarders, search heads, clusters
  • Familiarity with Splunk architecture and best practices
  • Experience driving and managing the technology evaluation and integration of add-ons for Splunk.
  • Demonstrated experience standardizing Splunk forwarder deployment, configuration and maintenance across a variety of platforms
  • Demonstrated  knowledge of Linux systems, ability to create new accounts, assign permissions, install/start/stop services as needed, and maintain configuration using git/deployment/server
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Regular Expression, Splunk SPL, Syslog, Python, DNS, DHCP, and file storage technologies
  • Experience creating new data feeds for ingestion
  • Experience with eval commands, advanced lookup topics, advanced alert actions, using regex to extract fields, using spath to work with self-referencing data, creating nested macros and macros with event types, and accelerating reports and data models.
  • Knowledge of UF and HF installation and configuration of Indexers
  • Must have strong communication skills and a solid understanding of IT Security concepts to include vulnerability & patch management, security operations, Incident Management and Incident response.
  • Operational security and incident response experience with tools such as IDS, Antivirus, Vulnerability Scanners, SIEM is desired.
  • Relevant security certifications (CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP, CISSP-ISSAP, GSEC, etc.), certification and accreditation experience, and familiarity with NIST and federal standards such as OMB and FISMA is desired
Tygart Technology, Inc. is a premier professional services and software development organization providing a broad range of Information Technology (IT) services to public and commercial sector customers. Founded in 1992, Tygart's customer first mind set and agile development methodology have led to our continued success. Tygart supports the Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Community, Federal Election Commission, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and various other Federal and State organizations and maintains offices in West Virginia and Northern Virginia.
Tygart Technology, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.
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