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Job #: R-00051535
Location: O'Fallon, IL
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Defense Group is seeking a Cyber Network Defense (CND) Elasticsearch, Log stash, and Kibana (ELK) Engineer/Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Scott AFB, IL to perform technical work as part of an integrated team of CND SMEs supporting the DoD’s JRSS (Joint Regional Security Stack) operational activities. JRSS is a multi-year, global effort to improve the DoD’s security posture and provide enhanced security capabilities and analytics by centralizing and virtualizing network security into regional stacks rather than locally distributed appliances. 


You are part of a multi-disciplinary team that supports the active and passive Computer Network Defense (CND) tools deployed in stacks. You 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, and with military base/post/camp/station personnel DoD-wide in support of the long-term sustainment and operation of the JRSS network. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As the ELK SME, you are responsible for maintenance, support, and ongoing performance enhancement work for ELK in the JRSS environment. 

  • Perform system upgrades, troubleshoot and resolve infrastructure, and system issues, as well as log ingestion and communication issues

  • Provide Tier II support to O&M staff handling trouble tickets or other issues

  • Maintain Kibana visualizations and dashboards to provide information to users and support staff

  • Use Elastic watcher efficiently and support its integration with other systems

  • Support and troubleshoot message queuing, parsing and mapping with logstash 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 6 or more years’ experience; or 4 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 experience with elastic common schema and scaling of Elastic to support new log types

  • Have excellent skills with Ansible or 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 clearance is required.

  • DoD 8570 IAT2 certification prior to start.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

  • Experience with one or more of the following CND tools: 

  • Kafka

  • Splunk

  • Streamsets or other log manipulation/parsing tools

  • Demisto 

GSMO

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Systems Administration

Pay Range:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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