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Elasticsearch Engineer

Washington, DC

SSi has principals that are an integral part of the organizations characteristic and are fundamentally essential to the shaping of everyday activities that connect to our broader mission and vision. As an organization SSi is committed to:
Foster a culture of innovative and out of the box thinking: 
We fundamentally understand that each employee has something unique to offer to the organization.  We foster a culture that nourishes innovation by empowering staff, leverages their passions, and encompasses a circle of trust where it’s all about thinking of new ideas and getting good feedback.
Invest in our Resources
Employees are essential, their physical and mental well-being are pivotal to the growth of our organization.  Our company culture, productivity, and overall employee happiness stem directly from how much training, responsibility, and empowerment they have within our organization. Our focus is on improving the growth of individual through education, allowing them to play central roles, so they can grow and add value to the company.
Provide solutions that are in the best interest of the customer and improve their strategic posture
We are in business to serve our customers and do what is in their best interest. Our philosophy is to offer services that are complete.  We strive to provide services that do more than meets the eye, to achieve more than superficial results and to help the business improve in areas that they may not have considered.
Give thoughtful considerations to our actions and their affects
We give thoughtful consideration to each other’s differences and opinions. We must give our individual best to get the job done right. Everyone is accountable for their behaviors, exercising rational judgment, and giving thoughtful consideration to their professional activities and decisions.

SSi has an exciting opportunity for an Elasticsearch Engineer supporting our DHS CDM program. This person will support the development of a cybersecurity shared services offering. In this position you will work with multiple IT disciplines in providing a high-quality data-flow engine focused on identifying and mitigating a wide range of cyber risks. The individual in this role will be part of an agile team and work closely with the Cloud Architect and Data Analytics team.

• Work with cross functional teams planning, modeling and implementing solutions utilizing Kafka and ELK technologies.
• Act as the subject matter expert for ELK implementation across the shared service platform.
• Design nodes, clusters for roles, workload isolation and scaling in shared and dedicated service environments.
• Design Elasticsearch logging clusters for isolated workloads and manage data lifecycle.
• Fine tune the logging process through Logstash for resiliency and flexibility using Kafka clusters.
• Continuously review the deployment, with an intent to reduce infrastructure costs.
• Design and implement Elasticsearch audit logging cluster(s) for increased security and compliance.
• Design data-ingestion methods and transformation needs using Logstash and/or Elastic Beats to comply to a logical data-model.
• Design and implement multi-tenancy in Elasticsearch for data isolation and visualization in Kibana by different tenants of the shared service.
• Test the overall dataflow and fine-tune for performance and improved data-quality.
• Lead ELK related capacity planning and growth projections.

• Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required. In addition, candidates must have ability to obtain and maintain a DHS EOD/Public Trust clearance.
• 3+ years of experience in design and implementation of complex distributed systems architectures.
• Experience designing real time and batch log analytics and search solutions using ELK stack.
• Experience designing, implementing, deploying and managing large Elasticsearch clusters and ELK solutions.
• Experience with performance tuning and optimization of Elasticsearch clusters.
• Experience integrating Elasticsearch with RDBMS or Streaming technologies such as Kafka.
• At least 2 years of development experience on the ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash).

• Experience working in an Agile environment.
• Elastic Certified Engineer certification from Elastic.
• Understanding of federal cybersecurity guidance such as NIST SP 800-37, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach and NIST 800-137, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.
• Experience in cross cluster replication, index lifecycle management and hot-warm architectures.
• Experience in installation and configuration of Elastic Search, Logstash and Kibana in a distributed environment.
• At least 2 years of experience in software development life cycle.
• At least 2 years of experience in Design and architecture review.
• Current hands-on experience with at least two coding and scripting languages, e.g. Python, Java, Scala, Shell Scripting.

• Must be a US Citizen
• 8 years' of experience as a Software Engineer, System Administrator or Development and Operations (DevOps) Engineer directly related to Elastic stack components.
• Hands-on experience with in depth understanding in deploying a solution with the "Elastic Stack" and "Elastic Endpoint Security".
• Current Elastic Certified Engineer

•  BS, MS, or PHD in Computer Science or related Engineering discipline

SSi is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. SSi also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. VETS are encouraged to apply.

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