Location: Reston, VA

Job ID: 5854

DevOps Engineer with SEIM / Log Aggregation experience for a federal government contract. You will work closely with cybersecurity, DevOps, QA, and Deveopment for our government client. Exposure to containerized technology stacks (Docker / Kubernetes / OpenShift), Jenkins CI/CD Pipelines and advanced Linux administration is essential.  As a DevOps Engineer focused on monitoring, you will bring experience implementing Splunk monitoring and reporting across multiple projects, code streams, and platforms. You will work closely with development, QA, operations, security, and project sponsors to provide actionable data that contributes to highly reliable, performant, secure services. You will have autonomy to research, design, implement and launch new tools and services that enable the organization to make infrastructure changes quickly and with greater confidence.

This role requires being comfortable working within a matrix-based DevOps team across multiple Scrum teams to perform the following tasks:

  • Develop or discover relevant and targeted KPIs that accurately reflect the health of monitored services.
  • Author Splunk Alerts, Reports, Dashboards and Searches for both business and technical audiences.
  • Research,  recommend, and integrate monorting tools complimentary to Splunk.
  • Research, analyze, prepare, propose and present new solutions.
  • Evangelize and educate on Splunk and response time monitoring.

Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Must have the ability to obtain a Public Trust


  • Design and implement Log Aggregation and SIEM frameworks.
  • Splunk preferred, with ELK/EFK as an alternative.
  • Linux (RedHat preferred).
  • Ability to install and configure Splunk forwarders (Universal, Heavy and CollectorD).
  • Select, install and configure Splunk Apps and add-ons.
  • APM and response time monitoring.  Ideally, with a JVM based language.
  • Docker.
  • Scripting language: Bash, Python, or other.
  • Understanding of networking, VMware and storage.
  • Root cause analysis and basic troubleshooting.
  • RegEx
  • Prioritize work and close tickets in a timely manner.

Bonus Skills:

  • Application and Security monitoring: DynaTrace, NewRelic, Nagios, AppDynamics, Zabbix or similar
  • Splunk ITSI (or similar single pane of glass dashboard)
  • OutCold
  • Java, Groovy, Go
  • UI/UX design experience
  • CollectorD
  • PostgreSQL / EDB
  • Mongo DB
  • Ansible
  • OpenShift
  • Kubernetes / k8s
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Tomcat / Java container environments
  • Cloud based services (AWS, Google Cloud, ...)
  • Experience with agile, iterative development processes
  • Leadership

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