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Elasticsearch Engineer

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Elasticsearch Engineer

Category: Cyber Security

City: Fairfax, Virginia, US United States

Position ID: J0921-2967

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

Would you like to grow with an IT organization offering greater opportunity and challenge? Join the CGI team and get your career on the fast track!

Our employees work in a highly dynamic, fast-paced environment supporting our Federal clients. We are on the cutting edge of technology, exploring exciting areas of our business while keeping up with the standard of being leaders in the industry. We offer a chance to develop a career in a meaningful way and be part of our hardworking and dedicated team. Reach your full potential thanks to learning materials and training, mentoring and coaching, as well as ongoing recognition and feedback programs and career opportunities!

Our benefits include a share purchase plan, a profit sharing program, wellness credits and flexible schedules that guarantee a good work-life balance.

CGI Federal has an exciting opportunity for an Elasticsearch Engineer supporting our CDM DEFEND program. In this position, you will support the development of cloud-based shared services platform that will deliver evolving cyber capabilities to a large group of federal agencies. You will work closely with the Cloud Architecture and Engineering Team and Agency Delivery Teams. You will work with client subject matter experts to address dynamic and evolving cybersecurity analytics and reporting.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Meet with stakeholders, including CDM dashboard team, collaborate with other consultants and advise agency personnel regarding the development of innovative data analysis techniques.

• Thoroughly understand the data architecture required to collect data from multiple federal agencies and feed to agency-level dashboards and to a federal-level dashboard.

• Serve as the expert on the client’s logical data model, the dashboard solution based on ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) Stack and risk scoring methodology, analyze the impact of changes and provide recommendations for updates to the shared service product.

• Analyze each new release of the ELK dashboard and identify changes required to existing data translation and integration capabilities in the shared service.

• Work with the Engineering team to design ingestion and pipeline processes for innovative analytics platforms using best practices and open source tools such as Elastic Search, Kibana, Janus Graph, PostgreSQL and Kafka.

• Provide training to other team members on the dashboard and client’s cybersecurity scoring model.

• Develop and apply quantitative and qualitative analytic methods to identify, collect, process and analyze large data sets for specified purposes.

• Conduct analysis and make recommendations that significantly affect the content, interpretation or development of major programs and policies.

• Develop polished, high-impact persuasive reports and presentations that enable strategic decision-making supporting the project’s mission.

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 ability to obtain and maintain a DHS EOD/Public Trust clearance.

• 2+ years of experience working with large and varying data sets, applying qualitative and quantitative analysis to interpret the data.

• 2+ years of hands-on experience with ELK stack.

• Experience developing complex data ingestion, analysis and visualization pipelines from disparate data sources in varying formats.

• 2+ years of experience utilizing open source tools and programming languages (at least 2): Python, Power Shell, Java, Groovy and/or SQL.

• Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze data sets to determine trends, establish strategies and make decisions.

• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and influence cross functionally.

• Strong writing skills and experience conveying highly technical material to non-technical audiences.

• Understanding of federal cybersecurity guidance, such as NIST SP 800-37, Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach and NIST 800-137, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations.

Desired Qualifications:

• Understanding of, or direct experience with, the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program (CDM) a plus.




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At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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