Splunk Engineer in Miami, FL at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 6/11/2020

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Job Description

Splunk Engineer:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a Splunk Engineer. The Engineer serves in a technical capacity in all aspects of onboarding log sources to the Splunk Enterprise Security. In this role the candidate will log source onboarding includes coordinating security and audit log data ingestion; parsing the data, making it CIM compliant, development, tuning and validation of Use Cases and dashboards. SIEM is the repository for the collection, storage and correlation event data across the enterprise. This function includes documenting log source on boarding requirements, performing log on boarding configuration and development/validation of security monitoring Use-Cases. Additional functions include analyzing, assessing and documenting system configuration settings against established requirements for commonly used IT platforms.


  • Develop monitoring Use-Cases as required by logging and monitoring ongoing operation.
  • Research, analyze and understand log sources utilized for the purpose of security monitoring, particularly security and networking devices.
  • Develop and provide system configuration and log onboarding requirements to system owners.
  • Collaborate with other teams to document and implement logging and monitoring capabilities to meet established requirements.
  • Support project tracking by maintaining relevant log on boarding metrics and other relevant criteria
  • Acts as influencer of peers and management
  • Acts as resource for incident response related activities and collaborates with technical teams for security incident remediation and communication
  • Allocates and prioritizes security resources efficiently within the organization
  • Analyzes and implements security solutions to meet customer requirements
  • Conducts proof of concepts, vendor comparisons and recommend solutions in line with business requirements
  • Conducts risk assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls and determine the impact of proposed changes to business processes, applications and systems
  • Conducts security research on threats and remediation methods
  • Contributes to strategic planning to evaluate, deploy or update security technologies
  • Creates process improvement by identifying inefficiencies and solutions for process improvements
  • Develops and maintains a set of operational and forward-looking security metrics
  • Guides and confirms that the design has been implemented as per the requirements
  • Interacts with partners as needed to explain work product, security techniques, methodology and results to ensure appropriate business value
  • Oversees daily monitoring of security reports to identify issues and follow these issues to resolution
  • Prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends; presents reporting for management review
  • Promotes cross-department collaboration and communication to ensure appropriate processes, procedures and tools are installed, monitored, and effectively operating and alerting
  • Provides direction and acts as an escalation point on projects and issues to other team members
  • Provides technical security consulting support to address complex business and technology projects and requests
  • Updates job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging security practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Writes clear implementation guidelines for the implementation engineers
  • Acts as a subject matter expert (SME) while providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to other team members


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent major, or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in IT Security
  • Experience with Splunk SPL, Splunk ES and integration to leading security tools such as Cisco ISE, Cisco Prime, ThreatMetrix, Oracle Directory Services, Oracle/SQL/DB2 databases, Varonis, CyberArk, Linux and Microsoft ATA
  • Experience with enterprise security projects
  • Strong knowledge of PCI, SOX, ISO and NIST security standards
  • Vendor security certifications or project management certification is a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate concisely, effectively and directly to executive management
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated presentation development; tailors message as needed; comfortable presenting to all levels; strong writing skills; demonstrates creativity in articulating messages that support recommendations
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience planning, researching and developing security strategies, standards, and procedures
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods
  • Proven ability to understand and analyze complex issues, then apply experience and judgment to develop sound recommendations especially as related to malware, eDiscovery, current threats/attacks and/or vulnerability management
  • Proven relationship building skills working with mid to senior level management and cross-functional teams; understands risks; additional focus on leadership; strong interpersonal skills; delivers precise, accurate results to meet commitments; mentors other team members
  • Strong understanding of security, incident response and/or networking/PC concepts

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com. Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.