Sr. Systems Engineer (Splunk)

February 18, 2021
San Antonio, TX
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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense group has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Systems Engineer (Windows and Unix/Linux) with experience working with Splunk based in San Antonio, Texas.
This position is in support of the Air Force Personnel Operation Activity contract at Randolph AFB which is in the process of transferring all Human Resources Systems from a large physical data center into a cloud (AWS) environment.

The Sr. Systems Engineer selected for this position will build and integrate all Virtual Data Center (VDC) systems through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and investigate and analyze all activities related to infrastructure incidents within the network environment in coordination with AFPOA Cyber Security Division, System Administrators and other System Engineers under a tiered response structure. 
Selected Systems Engineer will assist in determining scope, urgency, and potential impact and track infrastructure incidents from initial detection through final resolution. 
Additionally, the System Engineer will work with Splunk to build and maintain log aggregation and incident reporting dashboards from systems data collected across the environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
Selected Systems Engineer will collaborate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for use of AWS native services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage (S3) and Amazon Simple DB/RDS data bases, AWS Identity and Access Management IAM.
Develop, update and sustain Splunk environment to include dashboards and alerting supporting the AFPOA Security Operations Center.
Work with team members to deliver DevOps processes and automation and O&S capability.
Learn existing system capabilities and work to support the design of the new capabilities and enhancements (to include Cloud Migration and Analytics design and development).
Sets up administrator and service accounts and troubleshoot creates/updates and maintains system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products, deep understanding of monitoring AWS instances and services.
Experience working with administrator and service accounts and troubleshoot Creates/updates and Maintains system documentation, interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.
Assist in the delivery ATO’s documentation for IL4 environment, work with IA team to define, document and implement Security Controls.
Provide VDC weekly status reports to Contractor Program Manager and government representatives.
Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination.
Participate in the development of system engineering documentation, such as System Engineering Plans, Initial Capabilities Documents, Requirements Specifications, and Interface Control Documents.
Report findings to management with recommendations for resolution.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree and 8– 12 years relevant experience, or additional relevant experience in lieu of degree.
Experience planning, building, integrating and maintaining Windows and Unix/Linux systems.
Experience with AWS (certified if possible).
Experience with using Splunk and building Splunk dashboards and alerting in a distributed environment
Clearance: Active Secret required at time of hire.
Must be US Citizen.
Must have Security + (DoD 8570 series IAT Level II Certification) before hiring or ability to obtain cert within 60 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
Splunk Certification (Admin/Power User/or Architect).
AWS Certification (Associate or greater).
Scripting Experience: Python/Perl/Bash/Puppet/Chef.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 25%

Clearance Level Required:




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Systems Engineering

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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