Windows Administrator with Splunk

Annapolis Junction, MD

Posted: 10/16/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Admin & Support Job Number: 26331 Remote Friendly:

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Windows Administrator with Splunk to join our Client's team.


Looking for a Senior Windows Administrator with Splunk Experience to join a high-performing agile team using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology to support a nationally significant and fast-paced program. The selected candidate will be responsible for performing daily system administration and O&M support activities in support of a complex network environment with geographically distributed systems. The position entails supporting system engineering requests to meet operational needs, as well as engineering, deploying, and maintaining capabilities that are new to the environment.


Responsibilities:

The selected individual will be responsible for monitoring test infrastructure systems, applications, and processes, and for ensuring that all issues are identified, tracked, and resolved in a timely manner. She/he will provide support for server/router/firewall configuration and will perform security management and application performance optimization functions. The environment includes Microsoft-based servers, databases, and workstations as well as VMware and Linux server instances.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a complex server-based enclave, including performing system scans, vulnerability management activities, and active directory configuration.
  • Identifying and correcting hardware and software issues.
  • Utilizing enterprise monitoring solutions to identify alarms that have been triggered against the test infrastructure environment.
  • Proactively contacting customers when test infrastructure processes are significantly delayed or may impact their ability to complete a business function on time.
  • Providing technical assistance to companion work groups in support of overlapping projects and maintaining good inter-departmental relations.
  • Executing the process for managing information assurance vulnerability alerts (IAVAs) and system security scanning for equipment suites in accordance with the System Security Plans for these systems to identify and remediate IAVAs rapidly and accurately.
  • Initiating IAVA responses and system security scans, completing remediation, extending IAVA patches and security updates to designated sites, and executing monthly security scans.
  • Communicating with users and publishing status of system outages, as needed.
  • Participating in the creation and ongoing maintenance of documentation to ensure clear, concise, and accurate information is readily available to assist with incident resolution.
  • Providing support for calls and emails, ensuring all interactions are timely and professional.
  • Planning and implementing IT enhancements and undertaking project work.
  • Responding to system administration, operations, and maintenance problems while off duty, on an on-call basis.
  • Support the collection and extraction of data used to refine existing and new reports, analytics, and dashboards, and be involved with the drafting and creation of reports and dashboards based on end-user requirements
  • Some travel may be required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clearance: TS/SCI w FS Poly
  • At least 8 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Must have at least 7 years of experience in information technology and information security.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience with Microsoft Exchange, administration, and exchange management shell.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in the setup and ongoing support of Splunk for Enterprise in addition to other technologies.
  • Experience working with monitoring systems supporting auditing, incident response, and system health.
  • Must have a solid understanding of advanced security protocols and standards and information security principles and practices.
  • Experience in system administration, log management, event correlation, and threat detection.
  • Experience administrating Dashboards and Analytics within SIEM tools.
  • Experience working with monitoring systems supporting auditing, incident response, and system health.
  • Must have experience with software and security architectures.
  • Must have IAVA management experience.
  • Must have direct, hands-on experience providing assistance to users, optimizing system operations, and monitoring IT enterprise systems.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
  • Must have experience in or familiarity with the following systems: Windows/Linux operating systems, VMware, and Networking: Switches, Routers, LANs, & cabling.
  • Candidates must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related technical field
  • Experience documenting and providing information for security accreditation and certification.
  • Experience with Network Security Technologies (e.g. Multiple Domain, PKI, SSP, and Vulnerability Assessment).
  • Experience with Data Center design and configuration (e.g. rack and stack, power, placement, etc.).
  • Experience in a System Administration role supporting a software configuration management and development environment.

Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI w FS Poly


Blackstone Talent Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and software firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone's global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.


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