Senior Technical Consultant - Federal (R5373)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

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 TS/SCI 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!

As an Elastic Senior Technical Consultant, you will be working closely with our customers to provide technical solutions for their business use cases with the Elastic Stack (which includes Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and Beats). You will serve as a trusted technical advisor to our customers and help drive the customer’s journey with Elastic by providing technical oversight, ongoing knowledge transfer and enablement. A successful consultant will be focused on excellence, taking the initiative for self-improvement and possess great communication skills.

Our customers’ use cases extend across all the Elastic Solutions Enterprise Search, Observability and Security, and beyond, and the scale of data in their environments ranges from gigabytes to petabytes. 

Our internal development and mentoring schemes ensure you have access to learn areas across the products and services we provide that you may not previously have had exposure to, in addition to which you will work closely with colleagues across the Professional Services, Engineering, Sales, Customer Success and Support teams to ensure the best experience for our customers along their Elastic journey.

Please Note: This role will sit onsite in the Chantilly, VA area for the first 12 months.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Lead Elastic consulting services remotely and on-site to drive customer business value from our products
  • Solution design, development, and integration of Elastic products and services, platform architecture, and capacity planning in mission-critical environments
  • 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
  • Engaging with other consultants to solve technical issues in a team oriented environment

What You Bring Along:

  • Active U.S. Federal TS/SCI security clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 20-65% of the time depending in the Washington DC area
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Systems Engineer/Administrator, Network Engineer/Administrator, Cloud Engineer/Administrator, or closely related experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a consultant, technical instructor, or closely related experience
  • Proficient at working directly with customers to gather, prioritize, plan and execute solutions to customer business requirements as it relates to our technologies
  • Proficient with Linux, Unix, and Windows operating systems with CLI experience
  • Knowledge of information retrieval and/or analytics domain
  • Ability to self enable on our ever growing technologies
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies such as Google Cloud, Azure, and AWS

Bonus Points:

  • Experience as a technical instructor or public speaker to large audiences on enterprise infrastructure software technology to engineers, developers, and other technical positions
  • Proficiencies in Ansible, GitHub, VSCode, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience with at least one programming language to include Java, JavaScript, Ruby, or Python
  • Experience with at least one database system to include SQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, MongoDB, or similar NoSQL type databases
  • Familiarity with network data, cyber security data, and system logs
  • Understanding of Elasticsearch or similar distributed datastore technology
  • Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or relevant field
  • Elastic Certified Engineer, Elastic Certified Analyst, Elastic Certified Observability Engineer



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 donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $94,400 and $160,000, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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