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Splunk Security Engineer
.., Arizona  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on December 4, 2021
Job Id #51691 Posted October 27, 2021

Job Description

  • Extensive experience with configuring and tuning Splunk base and Splunk ES in a large enterprise environment.
  • Solutions may be cloud-based or remote-managed on-premise solutions.
  • Able to work with clients to maximize Splunk value and effectiveness.
  • Experience with correlation rules for creating security alerts.
  • Capable of leveraging Splunk capabilities in support of SOC process flows.
  • Experience tuning Splunk for efficiencies in a high-capacity environment.
  • The role is expected to contribute to documentation and adhere to SLA targets and requirements.
  • The daily duties include hands-on troubleshooting, interfacing with clients and associates as needed to resolve complex cases, maintaining and patching managed security platforms.
  • Preferred background includes Splunk architecture design, implementation, configuration and tuning.

Top Technical Skills required:

  • Splunk/Splunk ES
  • SIEM
  • Linux
  • Data ingestion knowledge
  • Visio
  • Reporting

Provide direct technical support including:

  •  Support security team leveraging Splunk as a security tool
  •  Assist customers with Splunk deployments and tuning
  •  Analyze and recommend improvements to existing Splunk environments
  •  Help plan, architect, and execute Splunk upgrades
  •  Familiarity with the configuration file options that are not available through the GUI
  •  A sophisticated understanding of Splunk “Search” language
  •  A deep understanding of Splunk Dashboards, Reports, Lookup Tables, and Summary Indexes.
  •  Tune notable alerts to meet customer needs and mission objectives
  •  Basic troubleshooting on the full range of Fortinet products
  •  Collection, analysis and change recommendations of configuration information
  •  Collection and analysis of customer network information
  •  Collection and initial analysis of packet trace information
  •  Recommend corrective actions based on analysis
  •  Provide customer education where needed due to gaps in networking, product knowledge
  •  Consultation of technical documentation, bulletins and release notes for known problems
  •  Reproduction of customer environments on lab equipment
  •  Follow up on technical cases including proper escalation and management of the case
  •  Manage customer communications and expectations until the closure of each case

Education and Experience:

  •  5-10 years of experience as Splunk Engineer with security focus
  •  Splunk certifications strongly desired
  •  Industry certifications such as GSEC, CISM, CISSP, etc
  •  Bash and Python scripting
  •  Strong verbal and written English communications skills required

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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