ELK Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Posted on: October 10, 2021
Are you an expert in ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK) and
want to be part of an innovative Cyber program?
Leidos is seeking an ELK Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide
thought leadership and technical support the Army C5ISR Center
Defensive Cyber Solutions Branch (DCSB) Defensive Cyber Operations
(DCO) CSSP toolsets and emerging technologies.
The servers that support this important customer are located at
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD but this position allows flexibility
for telework, with occasional travel to APG and/or Adelphi, MD for
customer meetings and touch labor support, if needed.
Washington Metro Area candidate location is preferred, but will
consider all remote options. Requires an active Secret
clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI level, as well as
CSSP appropriate 8570 baseline certifications. In some cases,
waivers for certifications to start with plan to obtain within an
agreed upon period of time, can be granted.
Support Architecture, Engineering, Design and Implementation
tasks for existing and emerging Elastic toolset solutions to enable
efficiencies and analytical strength within the C5ISR CSSP
environment for monitoring and alerting capabilities and
Assist in evaluation, design, engineering and implementation of
new ELK capabilities that will enhance the CSSP analyst experience
and better enable them to defend a multitude of subscriber
Interface with both customer and vendor to understand unique
requirements and determine best use case and capabilities of ELK
toolset solutions as they integrate with other CSSP systems and
Maintain consistent operation and security for multi-user
computer systems, including coordination with all technical and
customer stakeholders across all levels of seniority.
Monitor and manage system resources, including CPU usage, disk
usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency – this
may require after hours support if critical outages occur.
Perform expert systems security engineering and administration
functions, and/or guide more junior team members through these
functions, to include creation of user profiles and accounts in
addition to performing complex troubleshooting effort to ensure
system availability. Other duties may include leading the admin and
engineering teams through system engineering and maintenance
actions, system documentation creation and updates, performance
tuning, and oversight for implementation of system wide software
and allocating mass storage space.
Interact with users to aid in the evaluation of new and existing
vendor products and capabilities. Make recommendations for hardware
and software purchases and coordinate/oversee implementation and
ensure backup and recovery strategy for all system implementation
Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation
related to the use of computing resources.
Work independently in conjunction with government guidance to
provide recommendations for and implement technical solutions to a
wide range of complex and challenging problems.
Bachelor's with 12+ years of experience or a Master's with
10+ years of experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical
domain. Additional experience may be considered in
lieu of degree.
Requires active Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI
Must hold IAT Level II 8570 Certification prior to start date
(interim waiver possible depending upon circumstances and
Must hold Computing Environment Certification prior to start
date (interim waiver possible depending upon circumstances and
Must hold CSSP Infrastructure Support 8570 Certification or
obtain within 3 months of start date.
Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity
technologies as well as emerging capabilities.
Hands-on cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and
Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of cybersecurity
threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with
an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and
CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a
Computer Incident Response organization.
Experience in a 24x7 environment.
External Referral Eligible
External Referral Bonus:
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00
Keywords: Leidos, Reston , ELK Subject Matter Expert (SME), Other , Reston, Virginia
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