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Splunk Engineer - San Diego, CA - CIPHER

San Diego, CA
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Splunk Engineer - San Diego, CA - CIPHER

ID: 493710
Type: Researchers
Location: San Diego, CA
Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking

Job Description

The Splunk Engineer is involved in the design and implementation of a multi-tiered Splunk environment. The candidate must be well versed in Splunk technology and be a seasoned Splunk administrator with knowledge of distributed search, index clustering and search head clustering. The candidate must be able to develop content within Splunk. The engineer will also gather use cases from the customer and configure and tune their deployment to match customer requirements. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, presentation and writing skills. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of being a problem solver and team player who is capable of working in a technically challenging environment.

GTRI and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) are complementary institutions that work together to solve customers’ technical problems. Our strong connection to Georgia Tech opens the door to the vast intellectual resources of one of America’s leading research universities. GTRI offers stability, world-class benefits and a flexible career path in an applied research and development environment.


Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math Curriculum.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist II

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math Curriculum and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math Curriculum and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or Math Curriculum.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience working with Splunk, SIEMs, and analytic security tools
  • Design, build, support and maintain Splunk infrastructure
  • Collaborate with internal teams to integrate data feeds to a centralized Splunk platform
  • Solve complex Splunk integration challenges and debug complex Splunk configuration issues
  • Troubleshoot Splunk server problems and issues
  • Experience with rule and advanced logic creation within SPLUNK
  • Develop reliable, efficient queries that will feed custom alert, dashboards and reports.
  • Understanding of search terms and have the ability to do correlation between data sets
  • Create and maintain architectural diagrams and other relevant documentation for the Splunk platform
  • Monitor Splunk infrastructure for capacity planning and optimization
  • Strong knowledge of information security; networking; operating systems and enterprise applications
  • Capability to accurately communicate relevant project technical information to stake holders

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 to 2 years working on USN and DoD systems
  • Security+ or CISSP Certification
  • Operating System Certification
  • Splunk certifications; e.g., Splunk Certified Architect or Splunk Certified Support Engineer
  • Experience with MS Visio
  • Understanding of DoD information technology and security architectures

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required


Secret Clearance

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .



Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations.

Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.

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