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Splunk Senior Engineer in Dulles, VA at CALIBRE

Date Posted: 6/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Dulles, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
    SP 2949-585

Job Description

SPEAR, A CALIBRE Company currently seeks a Splunk Senior Engineer to join our team based in Herndon, Virginia.

The Splunk Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • Drive complex deployments of Splunk while working side by side with the customers to solve their unique problems across a variety of use cases.
  • Collaborate across the entire Splunk organization to bring access to product and technical teams to get the right solution delivered and drive future innovation gathered from customer input.
  • Leverage previous experiences, share best practices and create innovative solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of Splunk.

Required Skills

  • Able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • 1-2 years of experience with data analysis, log analysis, logging solutions, system/network monitoring.
  • 1-2 years of Splunk experience
  • Ability to assess customer’s situation, business needs, complex problems, and provide a solution forward.
  • Experience with Unix, Linux or Windows operating systems; comfortable on the command line interface
  • Ability to stop, collaborate and listen with technical and non-technical consumers from IT administrators to executive level stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and self-educating, able to function independently as needed. Also, need to be able to collaborate with fellow Splunk engineers as well as customers. Ability to function independently and in a team is a MUST.
  • Well organized with a healthy sense of urgency, able to set; communicate; and meet aggressive deadlines with competing priorities.

Desired Skills and Traits:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills: including documentation.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with customer stakeholders and define their needs and translate those needs into Splunk queries and dashboards.
  • Working knowledge or recent experience with scripting languages (i.e., Bash, Perl, or Python) or application development (JAVA, Python, .NET)
  • Relational databases (queries, reports, views)
  • Analytical tools.
  • SIEM tools.
  • Demonstrable understanding of common enterprise applications (especially in the areas of security and finance).
  • Systems engineering experience.
  • Data mining experience.


  • Splunk Administrator Certification
  • Splunk Architect Certification.
  • Security+ certification
  • Previous training or hands on experience with Splunk.
  • Operational experience with any of the following (or related) areas: network engineering, Linux/Unix systems administration, Windows/Active Directory administration, network security (firewalls, NIDS, NIPS, web proxy solutions, email security solutions), systems security (to include HIPS/HIDS), security analyst, storage engineering/administration, virtualization engineering/administration, mail servers (Exchange, Sendmail, Postfix, etc.), data modeling/pivot tables.
  • Experience with Regular Expressions (REGEX).
  • Previous experience with a software configuration management system (subversion, git, hub, cvs, chef, puppet, SCCM, etc.).
  • Microsoft, Linux or networking certifications
  • Statistical and analytical modeling or Business Intelligence.

SPEAR, A CALIBRE COMPANY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

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