General Dynamics Information Technology Principal Systems Engineer in Herndon, Virginia

Job Description

Designs, deploys, and operates Splunk systems for new or existing computer systems in support of large Federal IT programs including cloud computing.

  • Day-to-day maintenance and operations of the Splunk tool and the development of user content (e.g. rules, reports, and basic connector configuration)

  • Provide industry standard expertise in the deployment, configuratin, and operations of Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security.

  • Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

  • Reviews completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.

  • Plans and directs upgrades of systems, designs systems enhancements, and monitors capacity to maintain operational capacity.

  • Develops documentation on new or existing systems.

  • Develops and directs tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.

  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

  • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

  • Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  • Participates in special projects as required.

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

  • 5-6 years of hands-on Splunk administration

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.