Splunk Administrator (SkillBridge Intern) - 15328

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Hanscom AFB, MA, Massachusetts, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 15328 

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Temporary Worker

Hours Per Week: 40.00 

Security Clearance: Secret  

Level of Experience: Mid 

Job Description

This is an UNPAID internship through the DoD SkillBridge Program for transitioning active-duty US military personnel. DoD SkillBridge Internships are available to help transitioning active-duty military personnel gain real-world experience in the work force sometime during their final 180 days of active-duty service. The intern will actively train on meaningful projects and work closely with a mentor and with senior company leadership. HII Mission Technologies (HII-MT) Internship programs are focused on placing transitioning military into internships that require KSAs, Education & Military Training similar to their current or previous military jobs; positions that could easily transition over to a full-time regular and permanent job with HII-MT.

Essential Job Responsibilities

For this internship, the SkillBridge intern will train as a Splunk Admin within HII-Mission Technologies, reporting to a designated HII Supervisor, with the goal of learning Splunk basics and Vulnerability Management. The intern will be assigned special projects as needed.

Desired End State (3-4 month target)

  • At the end of four months, the intern will possess the basic skills needed to understand how to deploy Splunk to enable Automated Enterprise Reporting System (AERS). 
  • The intern will develop a good understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) developmental and operational testing and assessment skills. This includes:
  • Support network design topologies, validation, deployment requirements, integration needs, and Splunk visualizations of Vulnerability Scanning and Patching solutions for the AF Network.
  • Install, configure, administer, manage, and maintain the AER Splunk System Hardware and Software.
  • Support Splunk on Linux and Windows-based platforms.
  • Design, code, and maintain custom scripts using automation to aggregate data from all production Security Center Servers deployed for the ACAS Program Management Office (PMO) enterprise ACAS system as well as develop and maintain production-quality reports and dashboards.
  • Mission Technologies will benefit from the military background of the SkillBridge intern and considers the SkillBridge internship an overall positive experience.


  • SkillBridge Intern will possess, and maintain, at minimum an Active Secret Security Clearance.
  • SkillBridge Intern will be available during core hours for critical meetings and training.

Training Plan

Phase 1 - Basics
Week 1: In processing, Introductions/office familiarization.
Week 2: AF Vulnerability Management/Splunk overview and expectations
Week 3: Review network design topologies, validation, deployment requirements
Week 4: AER execution requirements

Phase 2 – Project Assessment Support Operations
Week 5: Assignment to Splunk Project / Requirements Review with Lead Engineer
Week 6-7: Support Splunk AER Plan development
Week 8-9: Support Splunk AER execution planning and logistics
Week 10: Preparation of equipment supporting Splunk AER task deployment

Phase 3 – Assessment Execution Operations
Week 11: Splunk AER execution and test development
Week 12: Splunk AER execution and data collection
Week 13: Splunk AER data analysis techniques

Additional Goals
Understanding or AF Vulnerability Management
Understanding of Splunk AER process flow
Understanding of Splunk AER Test and Evaluation (T&E)
Understanding of corporate relationship between HII and C3I&N/HNI organization



Minimum Qualifications

Active-Duty Military ONLY within final 180 days of active-duty service. Education and Experience dependent on Program of Instruction.

  • Must have SECRET security clearance
  • 5+ years combined relevant experience within the fields
  • Current Splunk Certified Administrator required
  • Current Splunk User and Power User certification required

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience deploying applications within Splunk or administrating the Splunk platform
  • Experience with data normalization and data modeling within the Splunk environment
  • Knowledge of Splunk architecture and best practices
  • Expertise with Linux and command-line interface
  • Understand methods of collection, logging, windows filtering and tuning/base-lining data
  • Intermediate level understanding of Solaris, Linux, and Windows operating systems and Oracle/MSSQL databases
  • Experience working with security technologies to include endpoint security tools, boundary protection technologies, network security tools, and vulnerability management technologies.
  • Experience with the development of documentation, architecture diagrams, and process and procedures for end users
  • Experience with Regular Expressions (regex)
  • Knowledge of advanced search and reporting commands
  • Knowledge of network technology and common Internet protocols
  • Understanding of system log files and other structured and non-structured data

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements will vary and is dependent on the Program of Instruction.

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit: hii.com.


HII is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.