Elastic Engineer SME - U.S. Citizenship Required

Fairfax, VA

Elastic Engineer SME - U.S. Citizenship Required

Category: Cyber Security

Main location: United States, Virginia, Fairfax

Position ID: J0224-1016

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

CGI is one of the top 5 largest global IT companies spread across 40 countries with endless opportunities to expand and grow. As a CGI Federal Member, you have the opportunity to be a shareholder at CGI and join a family of 90,000 members strong.

CGI Federal is hiring an Elastic Engineer SME to work with a skilled and motivated team of professionals on a high-visibility Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) cyber security program. You will support a dynamic, fast-paced project focused on improving the cyber security posture of civilian government agencies through the implementation and enhancement of a cybersecurity platform, providing integration services and developing, securing and maintaining cybersecurity dashboards. You will work closely with a variety of agency stakeholders, supporting their mission, priorities, organization and unique challenges. You will also support the development of additional cyber security offerings focused on next generation security solutions and technologies.

The successful candidate for this position is a motivated individual, a self-starter who works effectively in a dynamic environment. This is a great opportunity with room to grow both on the program and within CGI Federal!

This position is located in our Fairfax, VA office; however a hybrid working model is acceptable. You will be required to be in our Fairfax, VA office two days per week.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Work with multiple IT disciplines in shaping, executing and sustaining the Cloud/Hosting strategy for a shared service platform focused on identifying and mitigating a wide range of cyber risks.

• Work closely with the Cloud Architecture and Operations teams to support the client’s mission, priorities and unique challenges.

• Deploy and configure Elastic Cloud Enterprise (ECE) for hosting multiple and segregated Dashboards in Production and non-Production environments.

• Responsible for deployment automation and upgrades of Elastic modules and the dashboards.

• Support the implementation of cyber security COTS offerings focusing on next

generation security solutions and technologies.

• Size the Elastic nodes, clusters to optimize the required Elastic resources and the underlying hosting infrastructure.

• Configure Cross-Cluster Search and replication.

• Lead dashboard deployment and upgrade processes related discussions.

• Provide subject matter expertise related to all Elastics related deployments and automation.

• Provide technical leadership related to all Elastic items in the project.

• Provide level 2/3 support to all Elastic related issues.

• Responsible for configuring health monitoring for clusters and setting-up related processes for monitoring.

• Troubleshoot shared issues and be able to diagnose and repair cluster issues.

• Setup and configure Elastic’s Application Performance Monitoring (APM) for collecting the required metrics.

• Troubleshoot availability and performance related issues in Production environment.

• Secure the dashboard applications using TLS, certificates and other access/authentication mechanisms.

• Debug/troubleshoot Production issues related to data ingestion, data reports and visualizations.

• Work in an Agile environment as part of cross-functional team.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Due to the nature of the contract requirements, US citizenship and successful passing of CGI background check is required prior to beginning work. In addition, candidates must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DHS CISA EOD/Public Trust clearance.

• 5-8+ years of experience in sizing, designing and deploying ELK stacks in an ECE environment.

• Experience in deployment automation in the context of Elastic-based dashboards in ECE.

• Hands-on experience in troubleshooting/debugging availability and performance issues

in production.

• Experience with Cross-Cluster Search.

• Thorough understanding of TLS and security certificates and related authentication mechanisms.

• Experience in automating ECE deployments using tools like Ansible, Terraform and/or AWS Cloudformation.

• Knowledge about Containerization using Docker, Kubernetes and/or AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS).

• Thorough knowledge of code building and deployment tools including Git and experience in CI/CD processes.

• Experience in working in Agile teams.

• Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of client deliverables and technical content.

Desired qualifications

• Elastic Certified Engineer certification or other Elastic certifications preferred.

• Understanding of various data formats and payload structures.

• Terraform Experience is preferred.

• Experience in AWS Cloud.

• Experience and/or understanding of Agile development methodologies.

• Experience with CISA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $108,600 - $209,100.





  • Analytical Thinking

  • Python

  • XML

  • Atlassian Confluence

  • Jira

What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. Dependent upon role and/or federal government security clearance requirements, and in accordance with applicable laws, some background investigations may include a credit check. CGI will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.