Jacobs Splunk Administrator in Arlington, Virginia

Splunk Administrator


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs is seeking a Splunk Administrator for the Arlington, VA office. Duties will include:

  • Design Splunk Deployments

  • Deploy Splunk, Splunk ES, and Splunk UBA to customer specifications and sizing

  • Integrate event feeds from customer specified event sources into Splunk

  • Provide recommendations and implement changes to optimize Splunk products in customer environments

  • Write and develop custom scripts, programs as needed

  • Potentially develop Splunk and Splunk UBA content to meet customer specified requirements


  • US Citizen– Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus eight (8) to twelve (12) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

  • Certificates such as Microsoft’s MCSE, may be considered equivalent to two (2) years of general experience and two (2) years of information technology experience. The CISSP certificate may be considered equivalent to two (2) years of information security experience.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience with design, configuration, and support of Splunk 6.x, or similar

  • 8 years overall IT Experience

  • Experience authoring technical documentation such as Installation/Deployment Procedures

  • Experience developing enterprise strategic architecture and implementation of Splunk deployments

  • Proficiency with Regular Expressions, Splunk Visualizations, SPL searches, Dashboards and Drill-downs

  • Proficiency with creating custom Splunk Add-ons for new and unique sources and sourcetypes

  • Proficiency administering RedHat Enterprise Linux systems including bash, vim, SELinux, and syslog/rsyslog/syslog-ng

  • Ability to perform basic and advanced scripting tasks with Splunk to automate repeatable processes using Python

  • Professional writing and verbal communication skills

  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Splunk Admin, Architect, or Architect II Certification or higher is highly desirable

  • Active RHCSA (RedHat Certified System Administrator) or higher

  • Splunk Dashboard design, configuration, customization, and optimization experience

  • Advanced Python scripting skills

  • Experience Deploying Updates using Red Hat Satellite Server

  • Experience with automating credential management using CyberArk

Essential Functions

Problem Solving:

  • Must be able to troubleshoot issues and perform root cause analysis

  • Must be able to identify new problems and be resourceful in finding their solutions

  • Must be a self-starter: able to take a task, run with it, and deliver results

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

  • General Office environment: The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

  • General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


  • Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday.

  • However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements.

  • Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

  • No Remote support is offered at this time.

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing.

  • Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements.

  • Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check.

  • Must be a US citizen.


Jacobs 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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Arlington

Req ID: I2S00033C