Virginia Northern VA Community College | Hiring | IT Security Splunk Analyst | Fairfax, VA | | 3 Oct 2022

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Job Location: Fairfax, VA

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is one of the largest community colleges in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia with more than 70,000 students and over 3,400 faculty and staff members. We welcome students of all ages from all backgrounds with the ultimate goal of ensuring every student succeeds, every program achieves, and every community prospers. NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. We offer more than 100 degrees at the associate’s level, certificate programs, distance learning programs through NOVA Online as well as continuing education courses through Workforce Development.
With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation’s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.
NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.
General Description:
IT Security Splunk Analyst will provide overall engineering, and administration in supporting NVCC’s distributed clustered Splunk environment consisting of search heads, indexers, deployers, deployment servers, heavy/universal forwarders and Splunk Enterprise Security premium app, spanning security, performance, and operational roles.

Duties and Tasks:
The IT Splunk Security Analyst will be onboarding new data sources into Splunk, analyzing the data for anomalies and trends, and building dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data. The IT Security Splunk Analyst will be editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps. He/she will be a member of the Security team, and will be required to interact with end users to gather requirements, perform troubleshooting, a provide assistance with the creation of Splunk search queries and dashboards. The IT Security Splunk Analyst may be required interact with senior management, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications
Required KSA’s:

  • Demonstrated ability to create complex dashboards, forms, and visualizations
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that include the ability to describe highly technical concepts in non-technical terms
  • Knowledge of Splunk license management preferred
  • Knowledge of System Log Files and other structured and non-structured data
  • Knowledge of advanced search and reporting commands
  • Knowledge the relationship between the CIM and knowledge objects, ability to create a lookup file and create a lookup definition& field aliases and calculated fields
  • Strong knowledge of application monitoring and event management
  • Strong knowledge of SPL as well as the ability to develop automated search and apps using Python or bash/shell scripting

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  • Bachelor’s Degree; or an equivalent combination of formal education, training, and experience.
  • Some experience with Splunk – some architecting, configuring, deploying, and customizing the tool.
  • Some experience with the Common Information Model (CIM),
  • Significant experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Security Professional certifications preferred.
  • Experience with maintaining system security using packet filtering, logging, and intrusion detection systems in production computing environments preferred.
  • Experience with Cisco Prime and/or Sourcefire Systems preferred
  • Experience with Splunk configuration files and architecture
  • Experience with Splunk architecture components to include search head clustering, indexer clustering, deployment server and monitoring console.

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