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Job #: R-00104955
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos is seeking an Elastic Engineer to work at a customer facility in Colorado Springs, CO.

This position provides senior level Elastic support for C5ISR Center Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch (SBNAB) Defensive Cyber Solutions Branch (DCSB) equipment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Elastic subject matter expert serving as the technical expert on Elastic based projects
  • Develops and maintains several Elastic Stacks with feeds and integrations from customer endpoints
  • Develops and maintains logging and monitoring strategy utilizing Elastic Observability
  • Provides troubleshooting support for Elastic deployments at the systems and software levels
  • Supports customers with deployments of Elasticsearch
  • Manages the deployment and maintenance of Elastic Agent implementations
  • Supports the development of custom Kibana dashboards and alerts leveraging Elastic Security
  • Coordinates with change control boards and provide installation, configuration, engineering, administration, and accreditation documents/diagrams for infrastructure upgrades, enhancements, and new technology deployments
  • Designs, installs, maintains and coordinates the use of Linux network systems
  • Trains users, maintains, creates and deletes user accounts
  • Achieves key project/program objectives and deliverables
  • Coordinates with Operations and Engineering staff, providing technical support for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and other devices impacting the security monitoring of networks
  • Maintains Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) compliance on security devices
  • Supports an established collaborative work environment
  • Mentors and coaches other technical staff
  • Identifies and offers solutions to gaps in capabilities
  • Promotes and implements automation and process efficiencies

Basic Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI and be approved for Program Accesses after hiring
  • B.S. degree or higher and 8+ years of prior relevant experience.  Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 5+ years of Unix/Linux experience, 4+ years of Elasticsearch experience in production, in medium to large clusters
  • Deep working knowledge of and proven experience with Elastic stack
  • Strong understanding of Elastic index configuration options
  • Experience with packaging and maintaining Beats and Elastic Agents through Fleet
  • Familiar with the MITRE Cyber Analytics Repository (CAR)
  • Hold DoD 8570 IAT-II and CSSP-Infrastructure Support certifications
  • Knowledge of computer security principles and DoD security protocols
  • Deep understanding of network topologies, both transport and IP
  • Must be available for on-call support, as required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security policies and general vulnerabilities management
  • Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge custom Kibana dashboards and alerts leveraging Elastic Security
  • Elastic Certified Engineer certification
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Certified Engineer certification
  • Understanding of Bro/Zeek
  • Technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

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.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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