Education Architect | Federal Government (Secret Clearance)

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Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, 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 Cisco, eBay, 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 and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

We are currently seeking an Education Engineer to join Elastic. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering technical training to our customers as well as helping to create and maintain our curriculum of training courses, which cover Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana.

If you are an experienced security practitioner who has worked in roles such as security analyst, incident handler, or security engineer, have used the Elastic Stack to enable security analytics processes and operations, enjoy helping mentor and share your learned knowledge with others in an engaging manner, and love Elasticsearch and its ecosystem, then please apply and meet our team.

A successful candidate is happy working on your own initiative and does not require micro-management. Most of the team works remotely, and we are happy to consider you wherever you live.  Do you want to see the world? Do you want to meet lots of new people and teach engineers how to use Elasticsearch? Come join us at Elastic!


What you will be doing:

  • Becoming an expert in Elastic products, keeping up to date on changes/releases, and relaying that knowledge in the form of content development, training instruction, educational material, meetups, and conferences
  • Learning, creating and presenting compelling courses in extremely technical concepts clearly and concisely to large audiences in a way that fully engages our customers
  • Convey domain specific knowledge in security analytics regarding the integration of security tools and the Elastic Stack.
  • Collaborate with development teams and engineering to create and update existing course materials and documentation
  • Creating new courses in the domain of security analytics, liaising with instructors and other subject matter experts
  • Having ability to work on your own initiative with fanatical attention to detail

What you bring along:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience working as an engineer, analyst, or integrator with security analytics. 
  • Active Secret clearance or higher
  • Experience as a technical instructor or public speaker to large audiences on enterprise security analytics solutions to engineers, developers and other technical positions
  • BS in Computer Science or related Information Security / Cybersecurity field
  • Ability to travel up to 50%+ of the time
  • In depth knowledge in specific security disciplines such as threat hunting, forensics, and intrusion analysis.

Bonus points:

  • Based in Washington DC Metro area
  • Information Security and Cybersecurity certifications
  • Specialized training in Information Security and Cybersecurity
  • Deep understanding of Elasticsearch and/or Lucene, including Elastic Certified Engineer certification
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • Experience contributing to an open-source project or documentation
  • Experience in curriculum development for enterprise search or databases
  • Knowledge of Java and Linux/Unix environment, software development, and/or experience with distributed systems

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

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. 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. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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