Splunk Engineer Expert, Government Clearance Required

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Cyber Engineering
Sterling, Virginia

REQ#: RQ116704

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a CSfC Advocate Manager joining our team to support Department of State activities at Sterling, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Splunk Engineer supporting Department of State (DoS) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) deployment, you will be trusted to secure DoS CSfC services.  Reporting to the Cybersecurity Operations Lead, you will be responsible for strengthening the defensive posture and cyber defense operational readiness of a CSfC deployment and collaborating with DoS cybersecurity operations to assure the program defends and protects Government assets from external Cybersecurity attacks and Insider Threats that can potentially cause or create data, systems, networks, and personnel vulnerabilities.

***Must have hands-on experience in designing, fielding, and maintaining Splunk***


  • Perform complex system development, design, modeling, analysis, integration, and sustainment of Splunk systems for new computer systems within the CSfC Enterprise.
  • Develop dashboards, data models, reports and performance optimization.
  • Design and customize complex search queries and promote advance searching, forensics, and analytics.
  • Develop and document configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operating, managing and ensuring the security of a Splunk infrastructure.
  • Participate in incident, problem, and change management processes related to Splunk.
  • Provide Splunk O&M and User access.
  • Plan and direct upgrades and system enhancements.
  • Develop and implement testing strategies and documenting results.
  • Develop documentation on new or existing systems.
  • Provide system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
  • Serve as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
  • Provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and teammates clearly and concisely.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant CSfC technology and willingness to contribute to other software deployment and management.


  • Degree in a Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology related field is desired but not required. Bachelor's degree in Information Technology/Systems or experience.
  • 15 years of experience in information technology
  • 3+ years of Splunk design and administration
  • Demonstrate proven experience (with tangible outcomes and results), a can-do attitude, an ability to influence internal and external customers, and a leadership and communication style required to foster agreement and productive outcomes
  • Embrace and embody GDIT’s of Commitment, Impact, Integrity, Imagination, and Agility
  • Active Interim Secret Security clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Experience with end-user device deployment
  • Aware of Android and iOS technical differences
  • Experience in collaborating with multiple technical teams to drive solutions that requirement driven including technical subject matter experts, including hardware and software designers, operations personnel, and test engineers and communicate potential security risks and mitigations
  • Experience using Microsoft Office including MS Visio, MS Word, MS Excel and other appropriate tools.
  • Strong English communication skills with ability to lead working groups, communicating clearly and succinctly in written and oral presentations

Desired Skills:

  • Security Clearance of TS/SCI.
  • Formal training in Splunk
  • Experience with Splunk widgets to create data visualization to meet operational requirements
  • Technical knowledge of any of; Cisco ICE/UCS, ForcePoint (High Speed Guard McAfee), InfoBlox, MetricStream, Radiant Logic, Tenable Security Center, Sciencelogic, SonarSource, Appscan HCL
  • Department of State employee or contractor experience

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.