Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

Thrive in our highly collaborative, digitally-driven and innovation-led environment. Nurture your talent for thoughtful and organization changing culture and technology on a team that values diversity of ideas, experiences and backgrounds. Be a part of the most important Cybersecurity-focused program across the Federal Government today. The Splunk engineer will be responsible for providing engineering and design support for a very large distributed Splunk environment consisting of heavy forwarders, indexers, and search head servers, spanning security, and performance.

Responsibilities:
• Work with other Cybersecurity Engineering team members and will be required to interact with end users to gather requirements, perform troubleshooting, and provide assistance with the creation of Splunk search queries and dashboards
• Designing, engineering, configuring and administering Splunk content
• Assisting in the proper operation and performance of Splunk, plug-ins, loggers and connectors
• Building Splunk reports
• Developing dashboards with visual metrics for stakeholders
• Defining strategy and design around data collection, aggregations, and summarization processes
• Integrating external data sources into Splunk
• Enforcing best practices related to summarizing and querying data
• Developing advanced scripts for the manipulation of multiple data repositories to support analyst requirements
• Partnering with other enterprise teams to support data capture and advanced data analytics and forecasting efforts to support proactive identification of issues
• Providing recommendations and implement changes to optimize Splunk products in the customer environment
• Designing the Splunk system solution to meet growth while maintaining a balance between performance, stability, scalability and agility
• Ability to develop use cases, search and reporting scripts
• Create, optimize, and continuously evaluate security monitoring content (correlated searches/alerts) on Splunk ES.


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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years knowledge and hands-on experience in security with an emphasis in engineering design, system analytics, operations and maintenance of a variety of security technologies used for security defense areas such as: network, storage/back, platforms (Windows/Linux Servers and desktops)
  • 2 years oexperience with Splunk, network security, system security, and supporting security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Strong understanding of root causes of malware infections and proactive mitigation
  • Strong understanding of lateral movement and footholds
  • Strong understanding of data exfiltration techniques
  • Demonstrated ability in critical thinking, problem solving, and analytics
  • Real world experience analyzing complex attacks and understand TTPs of threat actors
  • Experience in network/host based intrusion analysis, malware analysis, forensics, and cyber threat intel
  • Knowledge of advanced threat actors and complex attacks
  • Knowledge and experience with Splunk and other cyber tools
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux environments, editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of information engineering projects; systems analysis, design and programming using standard tools and methods

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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