Senior IT Security Engineer, Splunk Technologies

Chantilly , Virginia
Jan 26, 2018
Feb 06, 2018
Engineer, IT
Engineering, Security
Full Time


PenFed is looking to hire a Senior IT Security Engineer, Splunk Technologies in our Chantilly, VA location.. The primary purpose of this job is to focus on Splunk architecture, installation, administration, and development, with a goal toward enhancing the Splunk infrastructure as it relates to application/machine data, troubleshooting, reporting, custom queries, dashboards, and security roles administration. In addition to log analytics, you will help administrate a variety of other platforms within the Cyber-Security suite.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned.  Most roles require working in an office setting with moderate noise and the ability to lift 25 pounds.

    Architect, design, support, and maintain Splunk infrastructure for a highly available and disaster recovery configurations. Administering Splunk and Splunk App for Enterprise Security (ES) log management. Standardize Splunk agent deployment, configuration and maintenance across a variety of Windows, Linux and Mainframe log platforms. Troubleshoot Splunk server and agent problems and issues Assist internal users of Splunk in designing and maintaining production-quality dashboards. Mentor users and other groups on their use of Splunk Monitor the agent and server infrastructure for capacity planning and optimization Design core systems performance and troubleshooting logs Support Splunk on Linux and Windows-based platforms Perform data mining and analysis, utilizing various queries and reporting methods Solve complex Integration challenges and debug complex configuration issues Technical writing/creation of formal documentation such as architecture diagrams, technical designs, and SOPs Strong understanding of Splunk configuration files and architecture Knowledge of advanced search and reporting commands Demonstrated ability to create complex dashboards, forms, and visualizations Understanding of System Log Files and other structured and non-structured data Intermediate level understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems

Education and Experience

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security or related technical field; or 3-5 years of relevant work experience Splunk Architect or Splunk Administrator certification preferred. Strong knowledge of application monitoring and event management. Security+ Certification CISSP
Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

Licenses and Certifications

    There are no additional certifications required.

Ability to travel to various worksites and be on-call is required.

About Us

Founded in 1935, and still growing, we began as the War Department Federal Credit Union.  Today, PenFed is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.5 million members and over $21 billion in assets.  We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. 

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed management will maintain and observe personnel policies which will not discriminate or permit harassment or retaliation against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, and all statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment. PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.

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