Washington, D.C.

Splunk Engineer

Job Specs

Cyber Defense

Job Description:


XOR Security is currently seeking talented Splunk Engineer professionals for multiple exciting positions supporting one of our premier clients within the Department of Homeland Security. The Splunk Engineer will support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, integration, test, and documentation. The Splunk Engineer will follow defined best practices and operational workflows.


  • The Splunk 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.
  • The Splunk Engineer will assist with providing 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 premuim app, spanning security, performance, and operational roles.
  • The Splunk engineer will assist the Enterprise Splunk team, Cybersecurity Engineering team members and will be required to interact with end users to gather requirements, perform troubleshooting, and provide assistance with the creation of Splunk search queries and dashboards.
  • The Splunk engineer will be required interact with management, as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber Security, or related field. Minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in a Splunk engineering role supporting SOC or NOC environments
  • 2+ Years of experience in Linux and SQL/ODBC interfaces
  • 1+ Years of experience in app interface development, using REST APIs
  • Experience with Ansible and GIT
  • Knowledge of Splunk Clustering.
  • Ability to follow Change & Configuration Management
  • 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
  • Ability to script in one more of the following computer languages Python, Bash, Visual Basic or Powershell
  • Splunk Certified Administrator Certification


  • Experience in SQL
  • Current or former completed Splunk training
  • Experience in automating Splunk Deployments and orchestration with in a Cloud environment
  • Experience in linux environment
  • Splunk Certified Architect Certification

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP