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ELK Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Company: Leidos
Location: Reston
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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 requirements. 

  • 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 networks.

  • 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 capabilities. 

  • 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 actions.

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • 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 clearance.

  • Must hold IAT Level II 8570 Certification prior to start date (interim waiver possible depending upon circumstances and skillset).

  • Must hold Computing Environment Certification prior to start date (interim waiver possible depending upon circumstances and skillset).

  • Must hold CSSP Infrastructure Support 8570 Certification or obtain within 3 months of start date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 procedures (TTPs).

  • CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.

  • Experience in a 24x7 environment.


External Referral Eligible

Pay Range:

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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