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Principal Cyber Systems Engineer (Splunk) in Washington at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for strengthening the defensive posture and cyber defense operational readiness of an IT Enterprise, our Enterprise Cyber Network Defense (ECND) program defends and protects Government assets from external Cyber Security attacks and Insider Threats that can potentially cause or create data, systems, networks, and personnel vulnerabilities.

As such, GD Information Technology (GDIT) seeks a Principal Systems Engineer with advanced knowledge in applying in-depth sustainment support of enterprise network cyber defense capabilities to prevent sophisticated cyber threats and vulnerabilities, or detection of them when prevention fails.

Hands-on experience in designing, fielding, and maintaining Splunk in a dispersed manner is a must.

Functional duties consist of:

  1. Performing complex system development, design, modeling, analysis, integration, and sustainment of Splunk systems for new or existing computer systems within an Enterprise.
  2. Developing dashboards, data models, reports and performance optimization.
  3. Designing and customizing complex search queries and promoting advance searching, forensics, and analytics.
  4. Developing and documenting configuration standards, policies, and procedures for operating, managing and ensuring the security of a Splunk infrastructure.
  5. Participating in incident, problem, and change management processes related to Splunk.
  6. Providing Splunk O&M and User access.
  7. Planning and directing upgrades and system enhancements.
  8. Developing and implementing testing strategies and documenting results.
  9. Developing documentation on new or existing systems.
  10. Providing system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
  11. Serving as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.
  12. Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff.
  13. Communicating with customers and teammates clearly and concisely.
  14. Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  15. Participating in special projects as required.

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Job Requirements

The contract position requires:

  • 8 years of related systems engineering experience.
  • A TS/SCI clearance
  • Candidate's willingness to obtain and maintain CI Poly.
  • DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Professional Development Assistance –  Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement –  toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field 
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance

General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.





When it comes to Cyber, GDIT is looking for people with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge.  Are you the person with the passion, intellect, and skills to learn the procedures and tools to become a great cyber analyst?   We are looking for people with the ability to learn new concepts and introduce new ideas that propel GDIT to the next level of cyber operational efficiency and help our customers reduce their exposure to cyber threats. 

General Dynamics Information Technology solves our customers’ challenges through future-focused technology and services, ingenuity and deep mission-knowledge. Partnering with government, defense, the intelligence community, industry leaders and cutting-edge technology companies, we deliver solutions that make a difference – helping our customers to advance mission performance, transform operations and discover opportunities to build a better future.