Jacobs Splunk Architect in Washington, District Of Columbia

Splunk Architect


“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 currently seeking a Splunk Architect to work onsite in Reston, VA or Washington DC.

Duties Include:

  • Gather, verify and validate information security program requirements

  • Apply broad understanding of current and emerging Federal government Cybersecurity regulations and initiatives along with leading cybersecurity strategies, tactics, and tools combined with information specific to the organization’s mission to deliver a five-year strategic plan for a federal enterprise

  • Provide subject matter expertise to senior management

  • Demonstrate knowledge in all of the following information security domains:

  • Cybersecurity Planning and Architecture

  • FISMA Risk Management Framework

  • Infrastructure Protection

  • Mission Operations

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions

  • Risk reporting solutions

  • Enterprise Application Integrity (EAI)

  • Identity Access Management (IAM)

  • Privacy and Data Protection (PDP)

  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

  • Security Operations

  • Threat Intelligence Research

  • Cyber Incident Response Management

  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

  • Familiarity with security industry standards (ISO 17799, NIST 800 series, etc.)

  • Experience with internal controls, risk assessments, business process and internal IT control testing or operational auditing

  • Demonstrated ability to write business and technical reports and to participate in presentations

  • Ability to take a broad view of his/her position and take initiative to communicate, interact, and cooperate with others to ensure that all aspects of a task are addressed

  • Ensure products/deliverables meet contract/work plan specifications


  • 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.

  • CISSP, CISM, or CISA certification

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Splunk Admin certification

  • Minimum 1-year of experience gathering requirements for and developing Splunk content

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

  • Proficiency administering RedHat Enterprise Linux systems including bash, vi (or emacs), and syslog/rsyslog/syslog-ng

  • US Citizen- Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Splunk Architect-I, Architect-II, Consultant-I, and/or Consultant-II Certifications

  • Active CISSP Certification

  • Active ITIL Certification

  • Master’s Degree in Data Science or Business Analytics

  • Active RHCSA (RedHat Certified System Administrator)Essential FunctionsPhysical 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:Attendance is required during core business hours. 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.Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in the English language. 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 effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. 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-District Of Columbia-Washington

Other Locations United States-Virginia-Reston

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Req ID: I2S0003KH