Abile Headquarters

ElasticSearch Systems Architect SME

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/2/2021 5:48 PM)
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Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an ElasticSearch SME supporting an Intelligence Community Customer. 


The right candidate will possess the below skills and qualifications and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.


  • Responsible for working with the technical team to design, document, build, secure, and maintain Elastic Stack Enterprise solutions (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats) deployed in the Cloud or on-premise to support federal agency production deployments
  • Work closely with architects, engineers, developers, and integrators to assess customer requirements and to design and support Elastic Stack solutions
  • Configure and maintain Linux based Operating Systems in support of the Elasticsearch products (to include product version upgrades)
  • Participate in group sessions as well as attend and share in agile sprint daily meetings to track progress and ensure development of solutions is in support of the customer requirements
  • Serve as a trusted advisor, providing subject matter expertise, guidance, and best practice recommendations
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner
  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with other departments, groups and personnel with whom work must be coordinated or interface
  • Recommend enhancements and modifications to optimize business intelligence processes


Clearance Required: TS/SCI with CI poly


Degree and Years of Experience: Requires Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of computer science, computer
engineering, or any related field and 7 years of related experience


Required Certifications:

  • Must possess the required DoD Directive 8570 IAT Level II or higher certification

Required Skills:

  • Experience with engineering and administrating the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats) in production at scale (multi-node clusters, hot/warm/cold architectures, index lifecycle management, snapshots, etc.)
  • Experience managing Linux hosts (CentOS / RHEL 7.X preferred), to include securing to defined baselines (such as NIST 800-53, DISA STIGs, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience using NoSQL and related solutions
  • Experience with data lifecycle management, to include common ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) techniques, preferably with Logstash and Beats
  • Experience planning and integrating data schemas and KQL / Lucene query syntax
  • Experience developing custom visualizations (preferably in Kibana) to convey business analytics of value to customers
  • Experience with automated configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack) and containers/orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes), and version control systems (GitHub, GitLab)
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure, preferably Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Experience with implementation of and challenges with message queue technologies such as Apache or Confluent Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS, etc.
  • 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
  • Experience working in DevOps structured and Agile organizations
  • Experience with Kubernetes, specifically ECK is a plus
  • Experience with RMF process is a plus

About Abile Group, Inc.

Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. 

EEO Statement

Abile Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  Anyone requiring reasonable accommodations should email careers@abilegroup.com with requested details.  A member of the HR team will respond to your request within 2 business days. 


Please review our current job openings and apply for the positions you believe may be a fit. If you are not an immediate fit, we will also keep your resume in our database for future opportunities.


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