Consulting Engineer - Ingest (Secret Clearance)

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Elastic is a search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co

Elastic is growing the Federal Consulting Team to support our Department of Defense customers in various locations across the U.S. and internationally. A minimum of active U.S. Federal security clearance is required and as you'll be traveling for this position to deliver consultancy engagements onsite, you can be based from anywhere in the U.S.A. We have multiple opportunities open as we build-out the Federal specific team, working to deliver on a complex, multi-year engagement. If you're a technically trained engineer who loves to problem solve and work face-to-face with public sector customers, we would love to hear from you!

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Mapping data sources to ECS format
  • Creation of Logstash pipelines
  • Implementation of Beats and supported modules
  • Design and creation and performance testing of ingest pipelines.
  • Develop ECS compliant index mappings to support end-user needs
  • Working with the documentation team to capture schema and pipeline overviews.
  • Comfortable working remotely in a highly distributed team
  • Development of demos and proof-of-concepts that highlight the value of the Elastic Stack
  • Data modeling, query development and optimization, cluster tuning and scaling with a focus on fast search and analytics at scale
  • Technology workshops that include hands-on mentoring, whiteboarding, and solution development
  • Solving our customers’ most challenging data problems
  • Working closely with the Elastic engineering, product management, and support teams to identify feature enhancements, extensions, and product defects
  • Engaging with the Elastic Sales team to scope opportunities while assessing technical risks, questions, or concerns
  • Mentoring Elastic team members on new technology and solutions

What You Bring Along:

  • Active U.S. Federal security clearance - Secret or higher
  • Ability to travel up to 65% of the time
  • Ruby and/or Painless knowledge and proficiency (We are open to other languages as well)
  • Excel at working directly with customers to gather, prioritize, plan and execute solutions to customer business requirements as it relates to our technologies
  • Hands-on experience with the development of custom Logstash/Ingest pipelines.
  • Must possess a thorough and in-depth understanding of log collection across multiple operating systems, network devices and security appliances
  • Must have experience conforming disparate events to a common schema 

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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