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Elasticsearch Engineer
Virginia All
JN -032020-114551



Elasticsearch (Elastic/ELK/ECE) Engineer to join our team in Reston, VA to provide unparalleled support to our customer through the Continuous Diagnostic & Mitigation (CDM) Program.

The CDM Program is a high-profile, high-visibility, cybersecurity modernization and risk management program where you can contribute innovative solutions and consult with government agencies to enhance their Information Assurance (IA) programs and continuous monitoring capabilities.



BS in Computer Science or related field experience required

• 2+ years of Elasticsearch stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, Kibana, and X-pack) experience in production

• Linux, CentOS and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) experience

• Experience with Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) a plus

• Experience with data ingest, Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) techniques preferable Logstash and Beats

• Experience with multi-node clustering, architecture, development, implementation, and health monitoring of the indexes. Knowledge of hot/warm/cold data/index lifecycle management implementations

• Knowledge of Elasticsearch Management   

• Knowledge of reindexing and data mappings

• Knowledge of JSON and KQL searching syntax

• Knowledge of Kibana dashboard options

• Experience with automated configuration management tool and playbooks (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack) and (Docker) containers, and GitHub

• Experience with cloud infrastructure preferably AWS and Azure

• Experience with NoSQL solutions: Lucene or SIEM (e.g. Splunk)

• Experience working in DevOps structured and Agile organizations

• Excellent communication, and relationship skills to articulate advanced technical topics and build consensus among clients and technical stakeholders

• Strong interpersonal and collaborations skills working in a team-oriented environment

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to adhere to defined processes & procedures, and suggest improvements

• Ability to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

• Strong technical documenting skills

• Experience with DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) a plus


Preferred Skills:

• Experience with SAML authentication, familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and PKI • Experience with Messaging Queues (e.g. RabbitMQ)

• Experience with Microsoft SQL

• Experience with programming and working with regular expressions (XML, Java, JSON, Python, PowerShell, painless, grok)

• Relevant security certifications a plus: CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+, CEH

• Understanding of interrelationships between critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity

• Knowledge and experience with Assessment & Authorization (A&A) processes in Federal environments, preferably with experience utilizing the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)

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