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Splunk Administrator in Fort Belvoir, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  920041


Apex has an immediate requirement for a Splunk Administrator to perform the following:


  • Configure Splunk Administrator for optimal performance and collaborate with other teams as required.
  • Perform system installation, upgrades/patches, configuration, and tuning.
  • Create and maintain reports, scripts, programs, or other tools within the Splunk system to maintain system health and integrity.
  • Prepare configuration control board (CCB) requests and document system configuration changes.
  • Install and maintain all forwarder interactions with systems.
  • Manage and create applications.
  • Define and maintain system and monitor application security.
  • Follow the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG’s) methodology for standardized secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware.
  • Manage system for clustering, deployment, licensing, and other server functions.
  • Assess customer requests and provide guidance and training to customers on basic Splunk functionality.
  • Provide customer first level support; act as interface between customers and Splunk vendor.
  • Create new applications, views, dashboards, reports, alerts, data collection, scheduling of alerts, and reports.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of document configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operating, managing. and ensuring the security of Splunk infrastructure.
  • Create and maintain manageable processes and documentation for all aspects of administration and development.
  • Collaborate with other teams to establish optimally functioning processes for system optimization, incident management, development practices, etc.
  • Promote changes and releases through the various test, quality assurance, and production systems.
  • Provide problem resolution and production support for Storage Area Network (SAN) systems and applications.
  • Research and troubleshoot technical issues causing the unavailability of systems or applications for use and provide expertise for resolution.
  • Document the cause and resolution of outages.
  • Assist in disaster recovery planning, documentation, and implementation.
  • Monitor all system, applications, hosts, data ingestion, forwarder status, system health, etc.
  • Collect and assess system metrics.
  • Identify and collect machine and non-machine data sets. Implement analytical tools to exploit machine data.
  • Coordination with other teams and analysts to identify and harvest critical and actionable business intelligence.
  • Maintain compliance with security regulations and guidelines.
  • Install, patch, upgrade, and maintain IAVA compliance for Solar.
  • Document hardware and system configurations and keep them current.
  • Notify appropriate team members of potential issues with the system.


  • 2-3 years of experience with Splunk, including installation and configuration.
  • Experienced in utilizing the third party API.
  • IAT 2 certification (CCNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP). CASP CE, CISA, CISSP, GCED, or GCIH exceed the requirement and are acceptable.









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