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Job #: R-00110055
Location: Stuttgart, BW
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Defense

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Leidos has a current job opportunity for an Elasticsearch Engineer in Stuttgart, Germany.

Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group is seeking an Elasticsearch Engineer in Stuttgart, Germany to perform technical work as part of an integrated team of cyber subject matter experts (SMEs) supporting DISA Europe (DISA-EUR). The DISA-EUR CSI team provides enhanced security capabilities and analytics to onsite real time analysts in support of a global mission to defend the Department of Defense mission networks. If selected, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that supports the active and passive Computer Network Defense (CND) tools deployed in support of DISA-EUR Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO). The ideal candidate must be able to integrate with other technical teams, with DISA personnel, with vendor technical support personnel, and with technical representatives from DoD services, working as part of an integrated, cross-platform team that provides CND capability locally and DoD-wide in support of short and long-term sustainment and operations.


  • As the onsite Elasticsearch Engineer, you will be responsible for maintenance, support, and ongoing performance enhancements on multiple Elastic instances, performing system upgrades, troubleshooting, and resolving infrastructure and system issues, as well as log ingestion and communication issues.

  • You will be required to provide Tier III support to O&M staff handling trouble tickets or other issues. In addition, you will build and maintain Kibana visualizations and dashboards to provide information to cyber defenders of the platform and support staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience combined education, with 8 or more years’ experience; or 6 years’ experience with a related Master’s degree or equivalent work experience. Specific experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Well versed in TCP/IP communications.

  • Have a general knowledge of router and firewall functionality on a network.

  • Have 5 years of hands on experience with Elastic Common Schema and scaling of Elastic to support new log types.

  • Have excellent skills with Ansible and Python scripting, Linux CENTOS/ Red Hat operating system commands, File data storage, indexing, and searching via Elasticsearch.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and be able to appropriately present highly technical material to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Per contract requirements, U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance is required.

  • DoD 8570 IAT2 certification prior to start.


  • Experience configuring and maintaining the tool in a multi-tenant environment.

  • Experience with the following technologies: 

  • -Kafka

  • -Splunk

  • -Streamsets or other log manipulation/parsing tools

  • -SOAR integration (Demisto, Phantom)

  • Five years of experience with Elastic SIEM solution development, integration, platform architecture, and capacity planning in mission-critical environments.

  • Maintain, secure, and upgrade EKE deployments.

  • Integrate log and sensor data in Elasticsearch.

  • Data modeling, query development and optimization, cluster tuning and scaling with a focus on fast search and analytics at scale

  • Streamline cybersecurity tactics, techniques, and procedures.

  • Leverage data analytics and machine learning algorithms for cyber operations.

  • Provide adoption awareness and training for the Elastic Security SIEM.

  • Five years of hands on experience in operations of sizing, monitoring, management, and open-source tools, including Kafka, Logstash, Beats, Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Splunk.

  • Knowledge of planning and executing data retention and life cycle management plans.

  • Five years of experience with data lifecycle management, to include common ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) techniques, preferably with Logstash and Beats.

  • Five years of hands on experience administrating Elasticsearch clusters (10+ Data nodes).

  • Five years of experience with load balancing, DNS, TLS certificate generation and SAML integration.

  • Five years of experience in IT with a focus in Linux sysadmin, databases, containers, and cyber operations.

  • Five years of experience managing Linux hosts (CentOS / RHEL preferred), to include securing to defined baselines (such as NIST 800-53, DISA STIGs, etc.)

  • Experience planning and integrating data schemas and KQL / Lucene query syntax.

  • Experience developing custom visualizations in Kibana to convey custom analytics.

  • Five years of experience with automated configuration management tools (Ansible), containers/orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes), and version control systems (GitHub, GitLab).

  • Proficiency with programming and scripting concepts, preferably in Python, for custom development and integrations.

  • Strong networking background with analytical and problem-solving/troubleshooting skills to effectively resolve problems both in development and production.

  • A proven track record of successes where you developed an understanding of what made a difference, and devised architectures that helped meet a goal or tackle a problem.

  • A real passion for being curious and a continuous learner.



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® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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