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Network Management Administrator Level II (Splunk)

Windsor Mill, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

4A Consulting, LLC is a fast-growing solutions delivery company, delivering on end-to-end Enterprise-wide information technology (IT) initiatives. Based in Maryland, we are looking for innovative IT professionals to provide contract support, onsite or remotely, in the federal, state, and commercial sectors in the Baltimore area and beyond.

Description of Work:

We are seeking a Splunk Enterprise Security Engineer who can develop custom detection content (correlation rules) identify threat activity. This includes developing notable events, visualizations, forms, reports, alerts, as well as Splunk Apps, Technology Add-ons, and normalize data sources to the Common Information Model. The candidate will provide optimization of data flow using aggregation, filters, etc. The Splunk Engineer will provide overall engineering, and administration in supporting a very large distributed clustered Splunk environment consisting of search heads, indexers, deployers, deployment servers, heavy/universal forwarders and Splunk Enterprise Security app, spanning security, performance, and operational roles.

The Engineer should be proficient with recognizing and onboarding new data sources into Splunk, analyzing the data for anomalies and trends, and building dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data. The Splunk engineer should be proficient within a Linux environment, editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Alert use case development
  • Upgrade Splunk apps required by Splunk ES upgrades
  • Splunk Enterprise Security administration and management
  • Configure notable event actions, action menus and Adaptive Responses
  • Data onboarding and data ingestion normalization recommendations
  • Strong knowledge of security risk procedures, security patterns, authentication technologies and security attack pathologies
  • Develop, evaluate, and document, specific metrics for management purpose
  • Write complex code to install and manage the Splunk enterprise development
  • Performing maintenance and optimization of existing clustered Splunk deployments
  • Create Dashboards to monitor the traffic volumes, response times, errors, and warnings across various data centers
  • Monitor the web portals, log files and databases
  • Provide debugging and monitoring capabilities
  • Design and Develop Splunk for routine use
  • Solve complex Integration challenges and debug complex configuration issues
  • Consult with stakeholders to establish, maintain and refresh their strategic direction in cloud adoption
  • Become knowledgeable on the CDM technical requirements for the federal government’s CDM program. Understand your role in CDM activities.
  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.
  • Design, manage, and maintain enterprise SIEM infrastructure to improve data ingestion processes, including architectural work on data pipelines to ensure optimal flow of data.
  • Maintenance, configuration and implementing products, appliances and devices on the enterprise network.

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of experience, Master's degree and 5 years of experience, or 11 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • At least 4 years’ experience using customer-focused Splunk Enterprise Security SIEM engineering background - SME knowledge of ES v4.7
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a senior Splunk role working in a Splunk clustered environment supporting SOC or NOC environments
  • At least 4 years of experience with:

o In-depth knowledge of designing, upgrading, maintaining and implementing network devices on a large-scale enterprise

o Direct experience with Splunk Engineering and data integration

o Prior SIEM data modelling experience on similar platform at scale (>50 servers)

o Scripting and development skills in Python/Perl with deep comprehension of regular expressions

o Coordination and communication with other remotely deployed team members

o Developing documentation with processes and procedures

o Proposing, implementing automation features in a large enterprise environment

  • At least 3 years of experience with Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces
  • At least 2 years of experience in app interface development, using REST API’s
  • Hold active Splunk Core Certifications of at least Splunk Architect
  • Minimum of 3 year of experience in developing and tailoring reporting from network security tools.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with Splunk Common Information Model (CIM) and Enterprise Analytic
  • Strong problem-solving abilities with an analytic and qualitative eye for reasoning under pressure.
  • Self-starter with the ability to independently prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision
  • Knowledge of Cloud Services such as AWS, Azure, Office365
  • Ability to script in one more of the following computer languages Python, Bash, Visual Basic or Powershell
  • Experience in automating Splunk Deployments and orchestration with in a Cloud environment

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust

Ability to commute/relocate:

Windsor Mill, MD 21244: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Must be able to obtain a Public Trust


We are a certified Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economically Disadvantaged Women-owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Maryland Department of Transportation Minority and Disadvantaged Small Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (National Minority Supplier Development Council), and Howard County (MD) Minority Business Enterprise IT firm.

We have extensive experience delivering superb IT consulting and support services to federal, state, and local agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Social Security Administration, Food & Drug Administration, and the State of Maryland. We cultivate a well-trained, technically savvy workforce through the acquisition of talent with specialized skills in program and technical management, cloud-based systems development & deployment, SAFe/Agile processes, and advanced integration technologies.

4A Consulting, LLC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class



Windsor Mill, MD
21244 USA