Job Description

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OpenSearch Engineer, Senior

The Opportunity:  

As an OpenSearch engineer on our team, you have the chance to shape the development and implementation of new technology by leading engineering efforts supporting the government. Your customer will trust you to not only design and develop these systems, but also evolve them with advanced technology solutions. On our team, you’ll be able to broaden your skillset into areas like AWS OpenSearch and developing an Enterprise Logging using Cloud native technologies. Grow your skills by merging development and implementation to create a new system for use by government agencies.

You will develop an OpenSearch in AWS GovCloud for a multi-tenant cloud hosting platform to allow many stakeholders the ability to use various datasets. As a part of this we will make use of Infrastructure of Code and automation to make this system run efficiently and reliably.

Furthermore, you will develop an Enterprise capability to pull logs, metrics, and trace data into an aggregated source whereby it can be utilized for various analytics, security and operational use cases. You will give stakeholders the ability create analytics, reports, dashboards, and software to analyze information allow to achieve our client’s goals around their observability strategy.
Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • 4+ years of experience with a large-scale OpenSearch or Elastic Stack, and Logstash, Data Prepper, Kibana, Beats, Fluent Bit or OTEL, including installing, configuring, maintaining, upgrading, and troubleshooting these products

  • 4+ years of experience implementing and maintaining OpenSearch or ElasticSearch Cluster configurations including indexes, sharding, cluster sizing, templates, and lifecycle policies

  • 2+ years of experience building Kibana visualizations and dashboards for operational or security use cases

  • 2+ years of experience deploying and managing workloads in AWS environments

  • Experience with log pipelines and interpreting logs to determine information, including performing ETL of raw logs into ECS or SS4O formatted documents

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and automation tools, including Terraform or CloudFormation

  • Experience with Git repositories and CI/CD concepts and leveraging Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to configure AWS Cloud environments

  • Experience with a programming or scripting language, such as Bash, Python, GoLang or JavaScript, for automation purposes

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience designing, implementing, and operating a secure multi-tenant centralized log ingestion pattern and Elastic/OpenSearch Cluster in AWS

  • Experience designing and implementing application and security log analysis dashboards

  • Experience designing and implementing governance and release management process for the promotion of AWS OpenSearch dashboards to Production environments

  • Experience monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk, Dynatrace, DataDog, or CloudWatch

  • Experience with Agile methodologies, SDLC, and working in an Agile development environment

  • Experience with serverless computing and container orchestration technologies, including AWS Lambda and Amazon ECS/EKS Cluster

  • Knowledge of cryptography protocols and standards, including TLS, mTLS, hashing algorithms, and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Knowledge of federal compliance standards, including NIST 800-53, FIPS, STIG, and FedRAMP

  • Knowledge of cloud computing concepts, AWS services, and building scalable infrastructure

  • Ability to adhere to agency process and security standards when building infrastructure in AWS and troubleshoot complex technical issues


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $81,800.00 to $186,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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