Splunk Engineer

Leesburg, VA
$130,000 / Year 
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Red Cedar Consultancy, LLC, a fast-growing IT services firm is currently looking for smart and self-motivated The Splunk Engineer will be responsible for the entire end to end deployment of the Splunk family of software to support OFR's log retention, aggregation and analysis requirements. It is required that the candidate be well versed in Splunk technology and implementation of best practices and have a working knowledge in the variety of architectural variations of the Splunk product. This includes Splunk scalability, capacity planning, distributed setup, Search Head Clustering, Index Clustering, and performance specifications. Experience with storage technologies, SQL Server, Hadoop, platform administration on Linux and Windows and experience with many of today’s security tool sets (IPS/IDS, AV, Firewalls, Switches, etc.) is highly desirable.

Experience with Splunk premium apps such as Enterprise Security is also desirable.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform installation, configuration management, capacity planning, license management, data integration, data transformation, field extraction, event parsing, data preview, and application management of Splunk platform
  • Design and customize complex search queries, and promote advanced searching, forensics and analytics,
  • Develop dashboards, data models, reports and optimize their performance.
  • Develop, implement, and document configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operating, managing, and ensuring the security of the Splunk infrastructure.
  • Participate in incident, problem, and change management processes related to Splunk.
  • Work closely with Linux and Windows server administration teams to diagnose and resolve configuration issues.
  • Analyze logs for the all major applications and come up with most affected areas or reoccurring issues.

Education Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related engineering field with training in information security
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Hands on experience with Enterprise Applications • Hands on experience with Security Tools such as IDS/IPS, Anti-virus, Endpoint Management • Hands on experience with Virtualization Technology such as VMWare
  • Hands on experience with Storage Technology such as NetApp or Panassas
  • Scripting/Programming experience in Python, Perl, Powershell or Bash.
  • Active Directory
  • Firewalls and internet proxy devices
  • Security monitoring practices • Unix or Linux shell environments
  • Event flows (i.e. Syslog)
  • Security Information Event Management (SIEM)
  • Experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment.


  • Splunk Architect Certification, Splunk Certified Administrator
  • CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, RHCE or CCNA-Security preferred

Security Clearance

  • Public Trust High (Tier 4/BI) Risk Level • Must be a US citizen

Other (Travel, Work Environment, DoD 8570 Requirements, Administrative Notes, etc.)

  • D.C or Remote 1 EA System Engineer Level II (Python)

Red Cedar Consultancy, LLC is an SBA 8(a) and HubZone certified small disadvantaged, innovation driven IT Services Company providing IT Services in the areas of Cloud Infrastructure engineering and operations, Cyber Security, Application Development and Maintenance, Data and Analytics, Training and Network Engineering and Operations to the Federal Government and Commercial clients since 2011. Red Cedar employs Industry Experts in the fields we service with average experience of employees combined at 15+ years.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $130,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • IDS: 5 years (Required)
  • Splunk: 5 years (Required)
  • Python: 5 years (Required)
  • SIEM: 5 years (Required)

Security clearance:

  • Confidential (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Leesburg, VA 20176: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Leesburg, VA 20176

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