Metronome Sr. Elastic (ELK) Engineer (I) in United States

Sr. Elastic (ELK) Engineer (I)

  • Springfield, VA

  • Full-time

Company Description

We provide our federal customers with an exciting variety of IT and Intelligence services. In order to achieve our company growth goals, continually surpass our customer’s expectations and provide new opportunity for our employees, Metronome must attract the most professional and qualified employees.Metronome believes in a strong company culture rooted in its core values and belief in our overall mission. We believe in supporting one another, exceeding our customer’s expectations, executing with passion and celebrating all successes. We work hard and encourage one another to have fun doing it.Metronome is looking for individuals who also believe in these core set of values, those who yearn to support our nation’s vital projects and those who desire to work for a fast growing small business that appreciates each employee's contributions and trusts them to make decisions while representing Metronome…those who Keep Projects Pulsing.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Metronome is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for employment, to assure that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to equal employment opportunity (EEO). Metronome shall provide reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities, unless Metronome can demonstrate that a particular accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations. Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation may make a request.

Job Description

Elastic (ELK) Engineers/Developers design and define system architecture for new and existing computer systems on a team of System Integrators, System Engineers and Software Developers, to provide high-profile, large scale AWS-based solutions. The successful candidate will develop Elastic architecture, automating server routines, optimizing system performance, establishing system monitoring and maintaining established operating systems and system security protocols. The candidate must be able to brief technical solutions to customers and peers.


  • Performs complex systems development and design work, which may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design and analog or digital systems engineering

  • Performs systems modeling, simulation and analysis

  • Reviews the completion and implementation of system additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients

  • Plans and directs upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements

  • Develops documentation on new and existing systems

  • Develops and directs tests, to ensure that systems meet documented user requirements

  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system problems

  • Provides system, equipment and specialized training and technical guidance

  • Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibilities

  • Serves as a liaison to clients, participating in meetings to ensure that client needs are met

  • Serves as a mid-top level technical or functional expert supporting one or more clients and unlimited user groups

  • Performs highly specialized technical tasks associated with cutting-edge technologies

  • Works with various user groups to solve business problems with available technologies

  • May serve as a technical task or project leader

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant developments in area of expertise and participates in special projects as required


  • Government clearance required

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience

  • Must possess 8-10 years of related systems engineering experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong Linux or ELK stack skills

  • Strong scripting skills using languages (i.e. Ruby, Python, Bash, Perl, etc.)

  • Experience collaborating with and/or partnering with infrastructure service providers

  • Understanding of government ICD 503 system security accreditation (C&A/A&A) procedures

  • Must possess 3-7 years of Elk or Linux Systems Administration experience

  • Understanding of Government best practices with regards to AWS systems development processes desired

  • Basic understanding of software/application development processes a plus

  • Experience building EC2 instances for development, test and production environments desired

  • Experience building sophisticated and automated infrastructure desired

  • Experience with JSON, HTML, ArcSight ESM suite desired

  • Experience developing and maintaining auto scaling and elastic load balancing (ELB) capabilities desired

  • Understanding of access management and security groups desired (i.e. LDAP, 1AM, S3 bucket, CloudTrail, SSH, VPN, etc.)

  • Knowledge of AWS system monitoring, notifications and logging tools desired (i.e. Icinga, CloudWatch, Trivoli, Vegas, CloudFront, Logstash, etc.)

Additional Information

Core Values

Passion - We believe. We execute with all we have.Improving - We surpass our best efforts.Teammates - We respect and support one another.Mission - We align with our customers’ objectives.Celebrate Success - We reward all achievements.