Security and Risk Management

Principal DFIR Analyst (Remove US Available)

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The Splunk Principal DFIR Analyst reports to the Sr. Manager of Digital Forensics and Incident Response (SplunkCIRT). This role will be responsible for delivering three core team responsibilities: incident response validation, digital forensics, and threat hunting. In addition to service delivery, you will operate in a backup capacity to the Sr. Manager. You should be passionate about DFIR, have a desire to always learn and improve, as well as mentor others. You have previous experience in one of the following areas: OSX forensics, Linux forensics, threat hunting, and building effective incident response processes. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required as this position will be interacting with senior leaders on a periodic basis. The nature of the work may include after hours and on-call support. The role is based in San Jose or Tyson’s Corner, VA. For those candidates with exceptional qualifications, full time remote may be considered. We are a passionate team who has fun, enjoys a good laugh but above all else thinks security first.


  • Build strong relationships with business owners and service providers from across Splunk
  • Triage, raise, and contain complex and unique computer security incidents from across multiple Splunk environments, including segmented public cloud environments
  • Develop and test incident response playbooks
  • Mentor junior staff on critical thinking and analytical standard methodologies
  • Provide digital forensics services including acquisition, analysis, and reporting for Linux, OSX, and Windows endpoints
  • Conduct log analysis across a diverse ecosystem of technology to determine root cause of incidents
  • Creation and execution of planned and ad-hoc threat hunting missions, which may transition into new detections
  • Research and keep up-to-date on threat actors and new TTPs
  • Automate repeated tasks via scripting to improve detection and response efficiency
  • Write detailed incident reports and deliver presentations to key business partners
  • Lead after action reviews and contribute to improvements in the overall security posture of Splunk


  • 12 years or more of IT-related experience with progressive responsibility
  • 5-8 years of experience as a full time incident responder or forensic analyst
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with senior business leaders in support of security incidents
  • Demonstrated experience in threat containment and creating effective plans to restore to normal working operations for an organization
  • Advanced knowledge of network security monitoring capabilities including Suricata/Snort signatures, session analysis, and full packet capture
  • Advanced knowledge of detecting threat actors across the entire cyber kill chain
  • Demonstrated experience conducting end to end forensic investigations
  • Advanced knowledge of malware analysis & handling malware outbreaks, Cloud technologies, and python or similar language
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and take-charge
  • Using broad expertise or unique knowledge, have a demonstrated history of solving complex and unique problems with no obvious solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to see things through the customer’s eyes
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information security or related discipline is required or equivalent work experience
  • Eligible to work in the United States without company sponsorship

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