• Splunk Analyst/ Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/17/2018 10:49 AM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


    Seeking a professional and experienced Splunk Analysis/Security Engineering specialist to join our on-site client-facing team. The successful candidate will have operational experience developing, installing, and managing an enterprise Splunk Solution. Candidate will also need to have significant operational experience in performing complex searches, developing dashboards, and providing reports within the tool. Additionally, an in depth-understanding of security control implementation assessment and the NIST Risk Management Framework is required. Candidate will work daily with internal and external stakeholders to continuously monitor enterprise environment, identifying potential risks and security control gaps.  


    • Leverage working knowledge of the NIST Risk Management Framework and associated security controls to provide visibility of the operational risk posture of the environment.
    • Research, develop, and document processes and procedures for the proper management of enterprise Splunk solution.
    • Strong written and verbal technical communication skills and be able to handle competing priorities.
    • In-depth knowledge across all areas of information security.
    • Understand IT compliance with FISMA and NIST 800-53 controls in general, and DHS security policies and relevant controls in particular.
    • In-depth understanding of security configuration management and audit log events on various platforms including:  Redhat Linux, AIX, Oracle, DB2, Websphere, Weblogic, Tomcat.
    • Experience with IT audit and Splunk tools, with demonstrated ability to develop complex Splunk query, reports and dashboards.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain LDAP/SQL queries to integrate account data from different identity stores.
    • Understand security vulnerability management, with demonstrated ability to analyze OS/application vulnerability scanning reports and perform static code analysis.
    • Conduct analysis and technical security mapping to identify gaps and provide executive-level understanding security control monitoring gaps.
    • Develop advanced security use cases in Splunk.


    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with 5+ years of related experience; Master's degree preferred.
    • 3-5 years of related experience in information technology and/or information security conducting Splunk deployments, data collection/analysis, assessing controls, providing recommendations and reporting to key personnel.
    • Operational understanding of Splunk architecture, design, implementation, and data analysis.
    • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems and information security components.
    • Knowledge of Cybersecurity technologies to include:
      • Data collection/analysis
      • Splunk architecture
      • NIST Risk Management Framework
      • Cybersecurity best practices
    • Splunk Power User certification required, Splunk Administrator or Architect certification preferred.
    • Certification in one or more of; CompTIA Security+ and/or CASP, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP preferred).
    • Demonstrable expert knowledge of Splunk Best Practices, Operation Plans, Workflows and Processes.

    **US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred), must successfully complete the government's security process (required)**




    NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.


    NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit  


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