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Splunk Engineer - (Information Sys Tech Analyst 4) 2436

Date: Feb 9, 2021

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78229

Company: HII's TSD

A division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Job Description



HII-MDIS is currently seeking an Information Systems Technical Analyst to provide critical cybersecurity support for the Administrative Office of the US Courts, specifically in the area of systems security log management. The position is located in San Antonio, TX.

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors.

Essential Job Responsibilities


Provide technical support, data search query development, dashboard report creation, and administration of a centrally managed security log management platform which is utilized by offices and field sites nationwide.   Management of the platform will include:

  • Ensure compliance with the vendor’s Common Information Model (CIM) and provide routine administration of the environment, including applying vendor patches, maintaining forwarders, indexers, and search head server roles, upgrading the application and platform, and assisting in the troubleshooting. 
  • Assisting other IT staff in the preparations necessary to transmit IT log data into the national log management system,  including the installation and configuration of universal forwarder, heavy forwarder, and Sysmon clients on Windows based devices connected to field sites’ LANs.
  • Configuring the security log management application to ingest log data from new data sources and multiple IT assets, as well as monitoring the ingestion rate to ensure compliance with vendor licensing.
  • Developing and deploying search queries, customized alerts and dashboards, and other features which will aid in the monitoring of suspected security incidents and help rapidly visualize security log data.
  • Providing technical support services to local and other IT staff on issues pertaining to application performance, logon and permissions, missing or invalid data from queries and dashboards, and problems ingesting data.
  • Remaining up to date on emerging threats and zero day exploits and provide recommendations when such threats pose a risk to the office’s systems and data.

Responsible for information systems design, development, and analysis encompassing one or more of the following areas of technical expertise: programming, PC application analysis, software development, systems integration, and related disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications


9 years relevant experience with Bachelors in related field; 7 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; 4 years relevant experience with PhD or Juris Doctorate in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 13 years relevant experience.


Background should include:

  • Five (5) years of experience in configuring, supporting, troubleshooting Splunk 
  • Familiarity with applicable NIST information security documentation; i.e., Special Publication 800 series.
  • Windows and Linux OS system administration
  • Problem solver with troubleshooting, decision making and analytical skills
  • Able to work and interact with others in a structured / team environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability to handle competing work demands
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to nontechnical audiences on technical issues
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate on a technical level to technical audiences
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be on-call
  • Ability to do limited travel (0-4 times a year)

Preferred Requirements


  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), or a Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) in one of the five disciplines (Security Administration, Security Management, Forensics, IT Audit or Software Security).


Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio