Senior SIEM / Cyber Security Engineer - Splunk

NOTE: This position REQUIRES an active DoD TOP SECRET security clearance.
Signing bonus offered after successful completion of 3 months of employment.
This position will allow for some remote work but will require on-site support in Washington, DC. Candidates must be in close proximity to DC in order for on-site support as required.

We are in the early stages of a long-term project involving building out a new enterprise-wide
IT infrastructure for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate
would be an experienced, hands-on, Senior Security Engineer that would collaborate with our
team and customer to create an outstanding IT infrastructure that will support several thousand

The candidate will work as part of a team responsible for engineering, implementing, and
maintaining cyber security and compliance solutions for the Laboratory.
Candidate should have a solid understanding of security information and event management
(SIEM) technologies, event log collection across various devices, experience with writing search queries and alerting.

A preferred candidate will have experience with administration and operation of information
security compliance tools and platforms with a special concentration in managing the
Splunk. The candidate will be responsible for managing the deployment of
the Splunk platform across multiple environments, managing the configuration of collection sources, and the ability to create and customize dashboards and reporting tools with on-premise and cloud-based solutions.

The candidate should have a solid understanding of SIEM tool implementation and administration in a production environment supporting DoD clients.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of DoD
policy and technical security guidance to information systems. A solid understanding of
Windows/Linux systems administration, general operating system security practices, TCP/IP
networking, and network security concepts is required. Candidates must be able to understand
and apply DISA STIG guidance to information systems, devices, networks, and platforms.
Familiarity with the Assessment & Authorization process is preferable but not required.

Qualifications and Skills

A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related technical field
and minimum 7 years of information security experience is required.
The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and be able to take on tasks quickly
with minimal direction. Strong organizational, analytical, and troubleshooting skills with a high
level of attention to detail are required to succeed in this diverse environment.
Candidates will need to meet DoD 8570 requirements for an IAT III level position, including an
active CASP or CISSP certification or equivalent.

U.S. Citizenship and a DoD Top Secret Security Clearance is required.


  • Competitive compensation,
  • Health/dental/vision insurance,
  • Company-provided STD and life insurance,
  • Access to healthcare and dependent care FSAs,
  • Optional supplemental life insurance and long-term disability,
  • 401k (6 month waiting period, then company matches 100% of first 6% of salary contributed),
  • Paid vacation, sick, jury duty, bereavement, parental leave,
  • All federal holidays (yes, even Columbus Day),
  • Casual dress,
  • A flexible work schedule,
  • Job-related certification and training course reimbursement
  • Top notch equipment,
  • And a smart, pleasant group of people to work with.

About the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

NRL operates as the Navy's full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broadly based
multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development
directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment,
systems and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies.

About Zurka Interactive

Zurka develops web based applications and IT solutions for commercial and government
clients. It supports research and development at the US Naval Research Laboratory with onsite

Equal Employment Opportunity

Zurka Interactive LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Some positions do require a current
or active Department of Defense security clearance, which does require U.S. citizenship.

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