Splunk Admin in Dahlgren, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/27/2018

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Job #:  833580

Splunk Admin

Apex Systems seeks a Systems Security Engineer to provide senior level technical support to the command IAM and IA office and to provide technical support to departments across the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. 

The Systems Security Engineer will help in developing or researching tools (COTS, GOTS, open source and other) or capabilities to more efficiently affect Information Assurance (IA), as well as assess systems and proactively address threats, vulnerabilities and other IA and related concerns. Qualified candidates will have experience with programming and scripting languages, performing system administration on Windows (2008R2) and Unix/Linix (e.g. RHEL) operating systems including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, STIG compliance and patching and must have knowledge of DoD Security 8500.2 and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implantation Guidelines (STIG). 
8500.2 and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG). The Systems Security Engineer must have working knowledge of DoD IA polices, guidelines and best practices as well as SCAP benchmarking tools and outputs.

Essential functions will include:
• Perform log analysis and incident handling.
• Assess and provide correlation of events and other activities to enable defense of various activities (reactively and proactively).
• Supports analysis including (but not limited to) network traffic patterns, security requirements, future growth requirements, feasibility for virtualization, resource requirements, risk mitigation, functional analysis, interface systems analysis, technical assessments, technology benchmarking, enterprise architecture analysis, and requirement analysis.
• Perform system administration duties on the Information Assurance Support Environment systems as directed by the command IAM.
• Provide support for wireless technologies including war driving, evaluating unique requirements, and working with command security on the use of wireless technologies.
• Provide content as appropriate for the command IA Website.
• Confer with and advise peers on administrative and technical policies and procedures.
Requirements   • A BA/BS in Computer Science or related field is required in addition to a minimum of two to three (2-3) years of experience in a similar role 
• Must meet DoD 8570 IAT Level III certification requirements (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, CASP)
• Knowledge of data at rest solutions, preferably Symantec Endpoint Encryption and/or McAfee Endpoint Encryption is highly desired
• Knowledge of SIEM solutions, preferably Splunk is desired
• Current knowledge of DoD Ports, Protocols, and Services (PPS), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and DoD Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) policies is helpful
• Intermediate to advanced level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint 
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
• Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must currently hold and be able to maintain a security clearance at the Top Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Top Secret clearance at this location.









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