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Elasticsearch (ELK Stack) Engineer - Security Clearance Required

Company: ECS
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

ECS is seeking a Elasticsearch (ELK Stack) Engineer to work in our Fairfax, VA office. ECS is currently seeking a detail oriented, diligent, and energetic Elasticsearch (ELK Stack) Engineer in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Dashboard Ecosystem Program. The CDM Dashboard Program provides cybersecurity tools, integration services, and dashboards to participating agencies to support them in improving their respective security posture. CDM is a large, DHS-managed program which is comprised of several large contracts and various services. ECS is delivering the next generation CDM Dashboard. The CDM Dashboard increases visibility and insight in federal Agencies' cybersecurity posture by aggregating, displaying, and reporting data collected from tools and sensors deployed on agencies' networks which then report to a DHS-managed Federal Dashboard. The CDM Dashboard is comprised of multiple Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and open source products, software configuration packages and custom code which work together to operate as a single dashboard solution, tailored to meet DHS requirements. Core technologies include Elasticsearch and Kibana. The ideal Elasticsearch (ELK Stack) Engineer candidate must be able to work dynamically, proactively and both independently and as part of a team to achieve program objectives. Job Responsibilities: Working with the team to design, document, build, secure, and maintain Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK Stack) Enterprise solutions deployed in the cloud to support non-production and production deployments Working closely with architects, engineers, and integrators to assess customer requirements and to design and support an ELK Stack solution to ensure compliance with dashboard data requirements Follow life cycle processes to move solutions from Dev to Test to Pre-Staging to Production Configuring and maintaining Linux based Operating system files in support of the Elasticsearch products (yum updates and product version upgrades) Installing and configuring an Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) solution in a non-production and production environments and ensuring communication and integration among the Elasticsearch products and data sources Documenting the installation and configuration for deployment into production Securing the solution by being familiarity with TLS, certificates, SSO/PIV authentication, and encryption technologies Developing and applying quantitative and qualitative analytic methods to identify, collect, process and analyze large data sets for specified purposes Working with the data lifecycle management Testing data flows, troubleshooting issues, and monitoring the health of the solution and servers to maximize performance and minimize downtime Participating in group sessions as well as attend and share in agile meetings to track progress to ensure development of solutions is in support of the CDM Dashboard project and customer requirements Serving as a trusted advisor, providing subject matter expertise, guidance, and best practice recommendations Required Skills: Must be a US citizen Ability to obtain DHS Suitability/Entry on Duty (EOD) Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail oriented, effective interpersonal skills, strong organization skills, problem-solving ability, attention to detail, technical documentation skills and strong work ethic that is proactive and self-motivated. Must consistently seek to improve quality and efficiency. Must be flexible and thrive in an evolving environment. Experience handling multiple tasks, changing priorities, and timely action 3+ years of Elasticsearch stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, Kibana) experience in production Windows, Linux, CentOS and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) experience 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, reindexing and data mappings, JSON and KQL searching syntax, and Kibana dashboard options Proficiency and knowledge of Elasticsearch's cross-cluster search (CCS) feature Experience with automated configuration management tool and playbooks (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack) and (Docker) containers, and GitHub Experience with cloud infrastructure preferably AWS 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 stakeholders Desired Skills: Bachelor's Degree Active DHS Suitability/Entry on Duty (EOD) is a plus Experience with CDM tools and agencies, including CDM tools and the role they play in government environments Experience with leading the execution of FISMA related programs across large and complex multi-agency environments Experience supporting large Federal programs ($200M+) Experience and proficiency working within the Software Development Life Cycle and working knowledge of various methodologies/frameworks such as SAFe Agile ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans. ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People. General Description of Benefits

Keywords: ECS, Washington DC , Elasticsearch (ELK Stack) Engineer - Security Clearance Required, Engineering , Fairfax, DC

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