Principal SIEM Engineer (Splunk)

Full Time
Overland Park, KS
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Overview

 

At Optiv, we’re on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We’re one of the fastest growing companies in a truly essential industry.

In your role at Optiv, you’ll be inspired by a team of the brightest business and technical minds in cyber security. We are passionate champions for our clients, and know from experience that the best solutions for our clients’ needs come from working hard together. As part of our team, your voice matters, and you will do important work that has impact, on people, businesses and nations. Our industry and our company move fast, and you can be sure that you will always have room to learn and grow. We’re proud of our team and the important work we do to build confidence for a more connected world.

Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY

The SIEM Engineer III works as a member of the Managed Security Services (MSS) team. The successful candidate will possess deep technical knowledge on a number of security technologies; have a solid understanding of information security and networking, and extensive experience interacting with customers. The SIEM Engineer III is responsible for delivery of client specific SIEM management solutions. The SIEM Engineer III serves as an escalation point for critical and complex client issues, performs configuration and testing of products, assists with developing and documenting work processes and trains other members of the team. The primary focus for this role is to act as a Subject Matter Expert for Splunk and be able to configure, manage, operate and administrate the platform for managed SIEM.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Subject matter expert for onboarding SIEM components for new MSS clients (primarily Splunk).
  2. Manage appliance or virtual appliance OS and SIEM software.
  3. Create innovative solutions to automate and reduce timeframes for operational changes as well as initial installation of the platform.
  4. Create rules for compliance and audit requirements and create and manage Watch Lists for current threats.
  5. Configure backups, verify custom reports, manage log source groups, and validate log sources with client.
  6. Review and apply any newly available and applicable SIEM and/or appliance/virtual appliance software or policy updates monthly.
  7. Perform formal Health Check and administrative password change.
  8. Perform formal Architectural Review.
  9. Create custom rules/rule modifications and custom reports/ report modifications as needed.
  10. Manage SIEM user accounts (create, delete, modify, etc.).
  11. Add /Remove log sources. Troubleshoot issues with log sources or systems with vendor, and report system defects as needed.
  12. Manage product enhancement / feature requests with vendors as needed.
  13. Perform software upgrades, updates and patches as needed.
  14. Create client-specific Watch Lists if necessary.
  15. Perform technical account management duties for specific top-tier, strategic clients.
  16. Responsible for major SIEM client environmental changes including upgrades.
  17. Create custom documentation for internal and external needs.
  18. Responsible for mentoring and training of SIEM Engineer II employees
  19. Attend vendor-specific meetings and conferences for business and professional development.
  20. Responsible for testing and configuring new products and technologies.
  21. Assist with designing and documenting work processes within the SOC.
  22. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The SIEM Engineer III has no direct reports.

 

Qualifications
Education and Experience

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school in Information Technology, Information Security/Assurance, Engineering or related field of study; at least 2 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Security/Assurance, Engineering or related field of study; or at least four years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years Managed Security Services or Information Security experience required.
  • Minimum 3 years of SIEM administration experience required.
  • Minimum 1 year of Splunk administration, configuration and management required.
  • Minimum 1 years SIEM engineering experience required.
  • Minimum 1 year previous supervisory and/or training experience required.
  • Security+, CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GPEN, CEH and or other industry certifications preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Solid understanding of Information Security and Networking required.
  • Working knowledge of SIEM technology (e.g. LogRhythm, QRadar, enVision. Nitro) required.
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to operate equipment or tools, specifically: Internet, e-mail, MS Office products, advanced knowledge of Excel, sound knowledge of Power Point required.
  • Ability to work nights or weekends as required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Information Security regulations, frameworks, requirements etc. and how to map a client’s security needs to a SIEM solution required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of vulnerability management systems and programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of PCI, SOX, HIPAA etc. preferred.
  • Security and/or Networking familiarity or understanding in the following preferred.
  • Basic routing principles and networking fundamentals
  • Well known protocols and services (FTP,HTTP,SSH,SMB,LDAP)
  • Command line interfaces
  • Packet Analysis Tools (TCPDUMP, Wireshark, Ngrep)
  • Keen ability to diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues, excellent problem solving skills
 
DISCLOSURE
Optiv is an Equal Opportunity Employee/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
 
ABOUT US
Created from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest comprehensive pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes

Why Work Here:
At Optiv, we’re on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We’re one of the fastest growing companies in a truly essential industry.
 
In your role at Optiv, you’ll be inspired by a team of the brightest business and technical minds in cyber security. We are passionate champions for our clients, and know from experience that the best solutions for our clients’ needs come from working hard together. As part of our team, your voice matters, and you will do important work that has impact, on people, businesses and nations. Our industry and our company move fast, and you can be sure that you will always have room to learn and grow. We’re proud of our team and the important work we do to build confidence for a more connected world.
 
About Optiv
  • $2 billion in sales in 2015
  • More than 7,500+ clients served in the past three years
  • Works with 69 percent of the Fortune 100 and 58 percent of the Fortune 1000
  • 1,700+ employees
  • More than 250 employees in Colorado (corporate headquarters in Denver, CO)
  • Nearly 400 employees in Kansas City
  • 300+ dedicated client managers (sales reps)
  • 1,200+ cyber security experts
  • 43 total offices, secure operating centers and training centers 
Benefits Highlights
  • Competitive and achievable bonus plan (for some roles)
  • Remote work possibilities and flexible schedules
  • Flexible, no time tracking vacation policy that lets you take the time you need, when you need it
  • 401k retirement savings match
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental coverage
 
Optiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a work environment where everyone is treated with respect. It is our policy to recruit, employ, retain, promote, terminate and otherwise treat any and all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competence. We will provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristic.

We will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and executive orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

This policy prohibits retaliation or adverse employment action against anyone who exercises his or her rights under this policy or any anti-discrimination law, who cooperates in any company investigation, or who participates in any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency.



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OPTIV

Unmatched Experience, Know-How and Partnerships in Cyber Security. The Power of Accuvant and FishNet Security Combined
Created in 2015 from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offer an extensive geographic footprint, and have premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visitwww.optiv.com or follow us on TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn.
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Company Industry: Computer & Network Security
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