AWS OpenSearch Software Engineer

Cyber Security
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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


We are hiring! We are looking to add an AWS OpenSearch Software Engineer to the team! This hired individual will be responsible for designing, building, and supporting a multi-tenant logfile aggregation and analysis solution for OS, security, and application log analysis based on AWS OpenSearch.  The selected candidate should be familiar with Agile software methodology, and software engineering design best practices. The candidate will work within a cross-functional Scrum team and will be responsible for developing software-based solutions, participating in acceptance criteria development, creating scripts, and utilizing Open Source and COTS tools to automate testing, documenting instructions, and participating in integration activities.

 What you will do:

  • Collaborate with business owners to create solutions for a multi-tenant, secure logfile and application trace aggregation and analysis use-cases.
  • Design and implement AWS OpenSearch secure, cloud-scale log analytics and observability platform within a multi-account AWS environment.
  • Design, implement and maintain logfile and trace aggregation, ingestion, and transformation strategy for AWS services and other system and application sources.  Includes log ingestion from the following sources: 
    • Cloudwatch+Lambda
    • S3/SQS/Lambda
    • Kinesis/Lambda
    • Kinesis/Logstash
    • Amazon MSK/Logstash
    • CloudWatch
    • CloudTrail
    • VPC Flowlogs
    • ELB
    • RDS
    • GuardDuty
    • S3
  • Design and implement application and security log analysis dashboards.
  • Design and implement governance and release management process for the promotion of AWS OpenSearch dashboards to Production environments.
  • Integrate dashboard authoring with existing CI/CD pipelines, or back up dashboards and visualizations.
  • Design and implement AWS Identity and Access Management policies required to maintain role-based access control for administrators, developers, and end-users of the OpenSearch components in a multi-tenant environment.  Includes integration of AWS OpenSearch with customer-managed identity provider (IdP).
  • Create and maintain technical design and end-user documentation.
  • Adhere to agency process and security standards when building application infrastructure in AWS.
  • Will work with multiple stakeholders to analyze requirements, clarify design dependencies, create test plans, support functional and non-functional activities.





Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of relevant experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree requirement.
  • 2+ years of systems engineering/administration experience with OpenSearch / ElasticSearch stack clusters in elastic scaling AWS cloud environment
  • 2+ years of experience with OpenSearch / Elastic Stack cluster architecture, design, and deployment.
  • 2+ years of working with and understanding software design as it relates to OpenSearch Elasticsearch deployments or distributed computing / system architecture.
  • 2+ years of experience with scripting (i.e. JavaScript, Groovy, Python, Bash, etc.) and working from the command line in a Linux environment.
  • 2+ years of experience using an automation/orchestration solution such as AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience using AWS Athena, AWS Glue, AWS QuickSight, and AWS Lambda in-support of data ingestion, transformation, and visualizations.
  • 1+ years of experience with data indexing concepts.
  • Deep working knowledge of and proven experience with AWS OpenSearch, Elasticsearch and Kibana.
  • Strong understanding of AWS OpenSearch / ElasticSearch index configuration options.
  • Working knowledge of Kibana visualization strategies and techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of ElasticSearch sharing, partitioning, aliases, watchers, etc.
  • Experience working in DevOps structured and Agile organizations.
  • Experience converting logs into JSON for ingestion / transformation for AWS OpenSearch.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work well with changing priorities in a fast paced, 24x7 environment.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and customer service skills with the ability to translate technical detail into non-technical information.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the require agency clearance.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6C High Risk Public Trust -OR- DoD Top Secret Clearance preferred.


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.



Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

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At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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