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Thursday, September 29, 2022

GES - System Engineer II (Splunk Associate)

GES - System Engineer II (Splunk Associate)

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Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Certification: IAT Level II

Zavda was founded in 2006 and is a SDB certified, Service Disabled Veteran owned, and Woman owned small business that offers leading IT management, Intel, and Cyber opportunities in both the private and public sector. Zavda is looking for a System Engineer II.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Splunk/SIEM systems engineer associate will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to the installation, configuration, testing, deployment and ongoing O&M life-cycle support of Splunk enterprise solution. Activities may include OS level system administrator tasks.

  • Install, configure, test and maintain assigned applications, software and system management tools
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test app performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and develop/implement fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain installation, configuration, operation, and other support documentation over and above vendor provided documentation that details system, application, security, and operational procedures specific to the operating environment.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide Tier 2 and 3 level support
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel to address application performance issues, user interaction, and support production operational activities and problem resolution


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to redirect focus/efforts on short notice to accommodate support of other operational teams as directed by management.

Desired Experience:

  • Working experience/understanding in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux and/or Windows based environments.
  • Understanding virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Virtual Box)
  • Understanding of monitoring systems
  • Understanding of automation software (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef)
  • Scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python)
  • Understanding of general enterprise networking concepts (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Understanding of data analytics
  • Experience with Information Systems, Databases, programming or systems engineering is ideal.  
  • Experience in ticket management system like JIRA, ServiceNow or Remedy is a plus. 
  • Linux/Unix experience is not required, but is a plus. Background in networking and security is a plus.
  • Experience with Splunk, Databases, Systems Management and * Systems Engineering is ideal
  • Splunk Fundamentals 1 completed
  • Windows and/or Linux based scripting
  • Web page development
  • Instructional System Design/Training Delivery
  • Project Management​

Job Location:
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Zavda is a small business and an equal opportunity employer- Veteran/Female/Minorities/Individual with Disabilities. With Zavda you have the opportunity to provide dependable solutions and support that with benefit the national security missions. Zavda prides itself to providing continual professional growth and success for the Zavda Team.

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