Senior Technical Consultant (System Administration), Federal (R6453)


Elastic is a free and open 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

Are you a seasoned System Administrator with a strong emphasis on security, network operations, and database administration? We are seeking a talented Senior System Administrator to join our dynamic consulting team, where you will play a vital role in maintaining the security, stability, and efficiency of our customer’s infrastructure.  A minimum of an active TS/SCI clearance is required. In addition to these responsibilities, this role has a strategic focus on nurturing candidates into becoming full-fledged Elasticsearch consultants. Comprehensive training in all Elasticsearch solutions will be provided to equip you with the skills and expertise needed to support and assist our valued customers.

All of our federal consulting roles compensate you for the clearance you have (base+bonus), in addition, we provide equity (stock) with ESTC!    

What you bring along: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven experience (3+ years) in system administration, network operations, and database administration in a senior or lead capacity.
  • Solid understanding of cybersecurity principles, including experience with firewalls, intrusion detection systems, access controls, and vulnerability assessments.
  • Proficiency in managing network infrastructure components such as routers, switches, load balancers, and VPNs.
  • Expertise in database administration across various database systems (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL) including installation, configuration, backup and recovery, and performance tuning.
  • Strong scripting and automation skills (e.g., PowerShell, Bash, Python) to streamline operational tasks.
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, CCNA, MCSA, or equivalent are highly desirable.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills to interact with technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Active U.S. Federal security clearance - TS/SCI is required (Poly preferred) 

  • Ability to be onsite up to 4x per week and local to Chantilly, Reston, or  Springfield VA area (will Consider DC area)

What you will be doing: 

  • Developing automated solutions for deploying Elastic stack components (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats) in a repeatable and scalable fashion.
  • Working with Ingest and Architecture teams to create deployment roles for all components of the Elastic Stack.
  • Monitoring and maintaining Stack and infrastructure performance.
  • Comfortable working remotely in a highly distributed team.
  • Data modeling, query development and optimization, cluster tuning and scaling with a focus on fast search and analytics at scale
  • 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.

Bonus Points

  • Deep understanding of Elasticsearch and Lucene, including Elastic Certified Engineer certification.
  • Strong knowledge of Java and Linux/Unix environment, software development, and/or experience with distributed systems.
  • Experience and interest in delivering and/or developing product training.
  • Experience contributing to an open-source project or documentation.
  • Experience as a technical instructor or public speaker to large audiences on enterprise infrastructure software technology to engineers, developers, and other technical positions.
  • Excel at working directly with customers to gather, prioritize, plan and execute solutions to customer business requirements as it relates to our technologies.

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$94,300$149,155 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$113,300$179,170 USD

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 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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