Data Analyst - Splunk - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States

GDIT is seeking an on site Data Analyst in support of the Information Security (INFOSEC) Office, a 24x7 organization that is charged with ensuring the security of the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) computer network. An integral part of the security program is the ongoing maintenance of systems and analysis of network indicators that assure the security and integrity of the House network. This request reflects a need to focus on systems managed by contractors and external service providers to ensure they continuously meet House security standards.


The Data Analyst responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Drive complex security focused deployment of Splunk while working side by side with personnel to solve unique issues/integrations across a variety of departments
  • Work with our customers to understand their needs to facilitate the growth of our security posture and requirements
  • Design and implement dashboards and reports; create rapid prototypes
  • Leverage previous experiences, share best practices and create innovative solutions to push user adoption and maximize the value of Splunk within the House
  • Architect, deploy, document, and maintain integration between Splunk and external tools
  • Maintain a list of system, application, and other changes and provide appropriate documentation
  • Build reports and dashboards within Splunk for INFOSEC and other departments
  • Architect the generation, pulling, parsing, and directing of data from external sources into Splunk
  • Monitor the health of data feeds ingested into Splunk
  • Design and configure data alerting and summarization within Splunk
  • Develop and maintain CIM deployment and integration within Splunk
  • Provision and maintain segmented visibility in Splunk for appropriate stakeholders (system owners, etc)
  • Be familiar with the concept of security tool orchestration and be willing and able to develop workflows for security tools for the purposes of integration
  • Document Standard Operating Procedures when performing required duties
  • Develop other documentation as needed or requested
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment with changing priorities
  • 3-5 years in architecture, development, deployment, and administration of Splunk Enterprise in Security
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Splunk architecture and best practices
  • Understand methods of collection, logging, windows filtering and tuning and baselining data
  • Understanding detection methods and relevant long analysis for abnormalities, attacker pattern and behaviors
  • 3-5 years of experience with data analysis, logging solutions, system and network monitoring, and technical consulting
  • Experience in the use of network monitoring tools with a strong understanding of network protocols
  • 2+ years’ experience with scripting languages (bash), application development (Java, Perl, Python, .NET, PowerShell), databases and analytical tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with information technology professionals, and technical and non-technical users;
  • Ability to perform security analysis, development and implementation of security policies, standards and guidelines
  • Ability to quickly explore, examine and understand complex security problems and how it affects a customer’s business
  • 3 -5 years with both the Unix and Windows operating systems
  • Ability to listen and collaborate with audiences ranging from IT administrators to executive level stakeholders to help deliver solutions
  • Self-motivated and self-educating, yet willing and able to work collaboratively
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a preferred.
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Ability to pass a detailed criminal background check

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, or any other protected class.






  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (i.e., Computer Science, Information Systems Management) and minimum of three (3) years of relevant IT security related work experience
  • In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, proposed staff should have total of five (5) or more years of IT experience