Kinney Group, Inc.

  • System Administrator (Splunk)

    Job Locations US-VA-Fairfax County
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/15/2019 1:17 PM)
    Job ID
    IT Operations Analytics - 220
    Security Clearance Level Required
    Top Secret
  • Overview

    As the Splunk Administrator, you will be a Splunk deployment expert for a Federal customer. Your role as System Administrator (Splunk) is responsible for architecting, deploying and configuring Splunk tools within a customer environment. A background in System Administration, Security, consulting, and troubleshooting will prepare you well for this opportunity. It’s important you focus on core Splunk installations and gathering Splunk data across the enterprise, to feed into core Splunk and Splunk Apps. Additionally, as Splunk Development Engineer you will play a central role in expanding the Kinney Group IT Operations and Analytics practice.


    Attaining the professional services revenue goals of the engineering team by demonstrating sound decision making, disciplined technical execution and domain expertise, and a relentless focus on customer experience will be critical to your position. Kinney Group will invest in training and development for team members to maintain current in new technology and tools, which serve our current and future commercial and Federal customers. While this role does not require specific Splunk training or knowledge, we will provide preferential consideration for candidates who have worked with Splunk previously. 

    Desired Skills & Experience

    LOCATION: This role is based in Fort Belvoir.

    • The System Administrator (Splunk) should have at least two (2) years of hands-on experience in IT systems administration on Windows or UNIX platforms (RH Linux, SUSE Linux, HP-UX, Solaris or equivalent.) Must include specific expertise executing program installation and configuration from the command line.
    • The Splunk Development Engineer should have experience with client/server communications privacy using private key infrastructure (PKI)
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills and strong technical learning aptitude required.
    • Experience must include using regex (regular expressions) with a scripting language.  Experience with perl regular expressions are preferred, but use of regex objects in any scripting language (bash, Python, C++, Ruby, etc.) is acceptable.

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Splunk experience including, but not limited to, Splunk Administration; Splunk Search Processing language; Splunk Reporting and Dashboard Creation
    • Experience in Windows scripting (batch, VBScript, Powershell) with at least two (2) years experience with these technologies. 
    • Prefer experience working with Windows System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
    • Prefer experience in software update management using Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) Technology
    • Experience in systems administration – specifically hardening – using Microsoft Group Policy Objects (GPO)
    • Experience in application load balancing in Splunk and/or using DNS and Load Balancing Services (such as F5)
    • Strong ability in linux scripting (SH, BASH, KSH) with at least two (2) years experience with these technologies. 

    More about KGI:

    Kinney Group is a cloud solutions integrator harnessing the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Automation is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced security, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven mission and business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. We are an elite team with a unique combination of credentials for strict security environments.


    Our colleagues subscribe to a shared ethos and purpose for the company to achieve clarity and organizational health. This translates across every customer touch point within the organization. We offer compelling work as well as leadership commitment to ongoing training and development.  


    Kinney Group, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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