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Information Security Architect/Splunk Subject Matter Expert

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Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Sterling, VA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 52952 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Information Security Architect/Splunk Subject Matter Expert to join our team in Sterling, Virginia (US-VA), United States (US).



In this position the ideal candidate will be an expert Splunk Architect with the necessary certifications and years of experience to design, implement, maintain and troubleshoot the Splunk Enterprise logging platform.  The ideal candidate will possess a broad range of technical acumen including operating system configuration, storage subsystem understanding, networking principals and integration methodologies.  This person will be responsible for the following-

  • Serve as a master subject matter expert administering a complex Splunk infrastructure.
  • Administer Splunk premium apps such as Enterprise Security and IT Service Intelligence.
  • Provide overall engineering and design support for a distributed Splunk environment consisting of heavy forwarders, indexers, and search head servers, spanning security, performance and operational roles.
  • Support the full system engineering life-cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, documentation and implementation following defined best practices and operational work-flow.
  • Analyze the data for anomalies and trends and build dashboards highlighting the key trends of data.
  • Editing and maintaining Splunk configuration files and apps. 

Required Experience:

  • 15 years of information security and cybersecurity experience.
  • Splunk Architect Certification
  • Experience with advanced configuration of Splunk indluding Indexer Clustering and Search Head Clustering.
  • Proficient at data on-boarding activities including custom parsing rules, custom technology add-on building according to Splunk's Common Information Model (CIM).
  • Experience implementing FISMA, NIST, NSA and other information security, cybersecurity, UAM and CDM related industry policies, standards, procedures, guidelines and best practices.
  • Experience managing a Security Operations Center, Computer Forensics Lab, Insider Threat Program or Vulnerability Assessment teams.
  • Experience conducting vulnerability compliance and assessment scans.
  • Excellent written and oral skills, ability to work closely with multiple customers, manage expectations and track engagement scope.


  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology Engineering or related field.

Preferred Certifications:

  • Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect and/or Splunk Enterprise Certified Administrator



This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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