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Senior Elastic Engineer SME


Senior Network Engineer


Bluemont, Virginia, United States


Leidos is seeking a talented Elastic Engineer to join our team to support a federal customer within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Network Operations Security Center (NOSC). The Elastic Engineer role provides support across the cyber security team. This role will be engaged in the review and subsequent reporting of usage of system, data, and information in support the adherence with outlined policies and procedures. The Elastic engineer will support the full system engineering life cycle, including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, documentation, and implementation following defined best practices and operational workflows.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build, implement, and administer Elastic Stack: Elastic Search, Kibana, Elastic Agent

    (Beats), Elastic Security, & Logstash

    · Implement and maintain Elastic Cloud and Fleet-managed Elastic Agents.

    · Maintain and support Elastic Integrations.

    · Perform data ingestion and visualization for Elastic.

    · Develop and maintain Elasticsearch ingest pipeline.

    · Build and integrate contextual (enrichment) data into Elastic Documents.

  • Recognize and on-board new data sources into Elastic, analyze the data for anomalies and trends, and building dashboards highlighting the key trends of the data.

  • Provide technical, managerial, and administrate direction.

  • Recommend innovative solutions to management and key stakeholders.

  • Work in a Linux environment, editing and maintaining Elastic configuration files and apps.

  • Develop and provide reports on the usage of information and data.

  • Experience in SQL query development leveraging HTML, XML, CSS, Bash, Java, and Python scripts.

  • Work with clients to develop requirements and deliverables.

  • Manage automating Elastic deployments and orchestration within a Cloud environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • The candidates shall have bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in system administration, database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development, with a concentration in Cyber Security. Additionally, the candidate shall have five (5) years of experience with Elastic.

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

  • Extensive experience implementing, architecting, and administering Elastic and Elastic Enterprise Security Suite

  • Experience developing in HTML, XML, CSS, Bash, JAVA, and Python scripts.

  • Extensive experience working in Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Extensive experience in SQL

  • Experience administering Linux OS/ such as Redhat Enterprise

  • Certified Elastic Engineer

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.

  • Focus in working in the Cyber Security domain with at least 3-5 years of experience administering the Elastic Stack desirable. · Experience implementing, architecting, and administering Elastic and Elastic Enterprise Security Suite. ·

  • Scripting and coding experience a plus: HTML, XML, CSS, Bash, JAVA, and Python scripts. · Experience working in Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) environments a plus. ·

  • Solid understanding of operations systems: Windows, Linux, and macOS. · Certified Elastic Engineer preferred.


  • Must have an active TS with SCI eligibility.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.