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Elasticsearch Engineer

Herndon, VA 20170
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation's most important work. We are a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselves to respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta has an immediate need for an Elasticsearch (Elastic/ELK/ECE) Engineerto support 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.

The Elasticsearch Engineer is responsible for working with the Service Design Team to design,

document, build, secure, and maintain Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (and X-Pack) Enterprise

solutions deployed in the Cloud or on-premise proofed in a Lab environment to support federal

agency production deployments. The Elasticsearch Engineer will work closely with architects, engineers, and integrators to assess customer requirements and to design and support an Elasticsearch Stack solution to ensure compliance with dashboard data requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Follow life cycle processes to move solutions from Development to Test to Production.
  • Participate in group sessions as well as attend and share in agile sprint daily meetings in order to track progress to ensure development of solutions is in support of the CDM project and customer requirements.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor, providing subject matter expertise, guidance, and best practice recommendations.
  • 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 solution in a lab 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
  • 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
  • Working with a team and providing analysis of alternatives and progress status in daily sprint meetings
  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with other departments, groups and personnel with whom work must be coordinated or interface
  • Recommend enhancements and modifications to optimize business intelligence processes



  • BS in Computer Science or related field, MS/MA desired
  • BS in Computer Science or related field experience required
  • 2+ years of Elasticsearch stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Beats, Kibana, and X-pack) experience in production
  • Experience with Linux, CentOS and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • 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
  • Experience with DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) a plus

Desired 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)

Security/Clearance Requirements

  • Must be a US citizen and pass a background investigation.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DHS Suitability/Entry on Duty (EOD).
  • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance desired.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-05-26 Expires: 2020-06-24

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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