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Splunk Data Analyst

Data Analyst | Washington, DC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us: Innovating to solve real-world problems

At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation.

On joining the Applied Insight team, you’ll be working to solve real-world problems on missions that matter with people who share your passions and encourage your ambition. It’s vital to us that we hire committed people who are great at what they do. We return that commitment by empowering them with the autonomy, support, and tools they need to fulfill their true potential.

A day in the life (just a few of the things you may do on any given day):

  • Create, update, and employ customized queries to extract and analyze large Splunk datasets.
  • Utilize Splunk’s dashboard reporting capabilities to establish alerts, reports, and a glass-panel view of the overall security environment.
  • Utilize disparate IT auditing systems and reporting to understand the underlying impact on the overall security risk of the business.
  • Perform processes to integrate, treat, and manage data from different systems of record and other data sources for use in creating risk analyses, studies, and reports.
  • Assist in conducting an in-depth analysis of extracted data, assessing data quality and anomalies, and completing analytical research and reports.
  • Develop high-quality and accurate standardized and ad-hoc reports, queries, analyses, and dashboards using data from aggreged logs, existing systems, and other data sources.
  • Employ statistical analysis techniques (linear regression, time series, causal modeling, etc.) to measure and forecast overall security posture and risk.
  • Elicit information from stakeholders to identify valuable security data insights and translate business requirements into actionable data tasks.
  • Prepare and disseminate reports for distribution to management and specified stakeholders.
  • Assist in preparing written analysis and summaries of findings that are suitable for external audiences.

What we are expecting from you (i.e. the qualifications you must have):

  • Eight (8) years’ experience with Security Information Event Management (SIEM)  security products, solutions, and technologies.
  • Experience utilizing Splunk for indexing, search and analysis, reporting, building dashboards, developing data models, and setting triggers.
  • Experience in data analytics and cyber security.
  • BS in an analytical field (e.g., sciences, business, statistics, finance, social sciences, psychology, etc. or equivalent.


What we are desiring from you (i.e. the nice-to-have qualifications):

  • Splunk IT Service Intelligence Certified Admin certification.
  • MS in an analytical field (e.g., sciences, business, statistics, finance, social sciences, psychology, etc…) or equivalent.

What we will provide in return: Excellent compensation and amazing benefits

  • Multiple health insurance options from CareFirst BCBS which include a PPO plan with ZERO deductibles and an HSA plan.
  • 401k Immediate Vesting. Company matches 100% of the first 3% contributed and 50% of the next 2% contributed.
  • Fully paid long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account options.
  • Generous paid time off that includes one bucket of leave to use how the employee sees fit; no separate holiday, sick, or vacation.
  • Flexible work schedules with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off.
  • Semi-Annual bonuses for hours worked "over standard".
  • Government shutdown protection where employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Employee-centric culture and a belief that we should empower those who are good at what they do and then give them the tools they need to achieve success and grow their career. 
  • A commitment to learning and growth and easy ways to achieve both including a training budget, education assistance, mentorship programs, and collaborative learning sessions. 
  • A collaborative environment that fosters communication and an open door policy.  EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled.

COVID Policy:  Prospective and successful candidates will be required to adhere with Applied Insight’s vaccination policy. All Applied Insight employees must be fully vaccinated or receive a legal exemption and must submit proof of vaccination or exemption on their first day of employment.