Senior Splunk Engineer

Arlington, Virginia, United States | Full-time | COVID-19 remote


Splunk Engineer



Job Location:                   US-VA-Rosslyn

Category:                        Information Technology

Clearance Level:             Secret / Interim Secret required to start

FTE with benefits


Pernix Consulting, LLC is seeking a Senior Splunk Engineer to support our Federal government client. This is a unique and challenging opportunity in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Diplomatic Security, US Department of State. CTO is the primary IT group within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, providing many web applications and other services used by Federal and local law enforcement officers worldwide.

The Splunk Engineer will be part of a matrix of teams consisting of other developers, analysts, engineers and users. The position will have design, development, and deployment responsibilities.


  • Drive complex deployments of Splunk while working side by side with the customer to solve their unique problems across a variety of use cases
  • Collaborate across the customer’s organization to get the right solution delivered and drive feature innovation gathered from the customer’s input
  • Leverage previous experiences, share best practices and create innovative solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of Splunk for the customer


  • 2-5 years of current experience in technical consulting, with working knowledge or recent hands-on experience with scripting languages (powershell), and application development (Preferred: java, python, .NET), databases and analytical tools
  • 2 years of SPLUNK Development experience developing dashboard with SPL
  • 2 years of SPLUNK administration experience
  • Ability to quickly explore, examine and understand complex problems and how it relates to the customer’s business
  • Experience with both the Unix and Windows operating systems; comfortable with the command line interface
  • Ability to stop, collaborate and listen with technical and non-technical consumers, from IT administrators to executive level stakeholders
  • Self-motivated and self-educating, yet willing and able to work collaboratively with both customers and fellow Splunk engineers
  • Good understanding/experience with RMF (Risk Mgt Framework- NIST 800-53)
  • Well organized with a healthy sense of urgency; able to set, communicate, and meet aggressive deadlines with competing priorities
  • Demonstrable understanding of common enterprise applications (especially in the areas of security and finance)
  • Statistical and analytical modeling not required but a plus

Desired Education:

BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Assurance or related field, or equivalent work experience

Pernix Consulting, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.