Cyber Security Engineer with Splunk in Radford, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  933861

Apex Systems, America’s second largest technical staffing firm, has an opportunity for a Cyber Security Engineer with a DoD client in beautiful Southwest Virginia. This is a fast-paced, cutting edge data center offering room for advancement, professional and technical growth and long term stability.

If interested in this, or any other opportunities in the DoD space, please send a resume and best contact information to Tia Bracken, Sr. Professional Recruiter, via
Candidates must be US Citizens and able to obtain and maintain at minimum an interim secret clearance, per a precondition of employment. 
Location: Radford, VA (Low cost of living, beautiful scenery)
Terms: Long Term W2 Contract
Benefits for this project: PTO and Paid Holidays, Short/Long term disability, 401k plan, Health/Dental/Vision, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts
Key Aspects:
  • Project Details: This position is for a full-time Cyber Security Engineer with previous experience with Splunk. Resource shall provide information systems security engineering assistance.
  • Environment: Large, multifaceted data center, multi-customer site. SPLUNK Enterprise Security Platform design support
  • Additional Aspects: Strong growth potential (transition towards lead/architecture down the road), technical training (i.e. Pluralsight license), certification discounts (CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco)
  • Key Requirements: Experience with file integrity monitoring, IPS/IDS, Detection/Prevention Systems.

  • We offer weekly pay, direct deposit, competitive pay rates, PTO and paid holidays
  • Health/Medical benefits, Life Insurance, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Discounts to most major certification programs, access to multiple technical training platforms and programs

Why SW Virginia?
  • Beautiful scenery-- Blue Ridge Parkway!
  • Low cost of living
  • Access to many major cities on the east coast within a few hours ((2hr 20 min to Charlotte, 4hr to DC, 3hr to Richmond)

Splunk Engineer Job Description:
As part of the Cyber Security Branch - Internal Controls Team, Resource shall provide information systems security engineering assistance consisting of the following tasks:
  • Resource will deploy, install, manage, and operate SPLUNK Enterprise Security.
  • Resource will deploy, install, manage, and operate file integrity monitoring systems.
  • Resource will deploy, install, manage, and operate Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems.
  • Resource will customize and create rules and signatures for IDS/IPS to meet emerging vulnerabilities and provide enhanced detection capabilities.
  • Resource will perform daily vulnerability check using multiple intelligence gathering sources and provide written summaries of threat and vulnerability information.
  • Resource will assist in the preparation of network infrastructure specifications or designs incorporating required information security features.
  • Resource will provide SPLUNK Enterprise Security Platform design support.
  • Resource will coordinate with team to ensure all devices and components report all logs to the SPLUNK Enterprise Security Platform and perform troubleshooting and maintenance of assets.
  • Resource will update and/or assist the hosted system's personnel in updating artifacts of the (); i.e., system diagram (logical and physical) Hardware/Software/Firmware Inventory, Interface & Ports, Protocols and Services listing, etc.
  • DoD .01M IAM level II certification is required. Resource must possess Baseline certification as defined in DoD Instruction .01M

Splunk Engineer Job Requirements:
  • A total of at least 4 years of experience in CyberSecurity (aka, Information Assurance) and Splunk administration performing the above specified tasks
  • Strong PCRE (regular expression) skills
  • Experience utilizing best practices for getting data into Splunk and the Common Information Model
  • Experience with working in a large enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of enterprise logging, including application, OS, and security technology logging

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