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Senior Software Engineer / Elastic Search Administrator

Austin, TX 78753

Posted: 06/13/2019 Industry: Information Technology Management Job Number: 8221

Elastic Search Administrator


Project: Our client is standing up a new application environment and needs an ElasticSearch Administrator to join the team that knows how to install, maintain, manage, and debug an ElasticSearch server


  • Ensure the Elastic Search clusters continue to run under optimal conditions
  • Evaluate existing Elastic clusters, configuration parameters, indexing, search and query performance tuning, security and administration
  • Setup Elastic Search clusters across 2 datacenters in active/passive or possibly active/active configuration
  • Maintain appropriate infrastructure to maintain performance and data integrity
  • Keep Elastic Search clusters upgraded (as permitted by the applications reliant on them)
  • Spin up/ customize clusters for the customers (where automation capabilities can' t do it)
  • Optimize indexes for use cases (e. g. logging, enterprise search)
  • Troubleshoot various issues with the clusters (from small errors like unassigned shards, to automation issues, to node/ cluster failures)
  • Work closely with development, engineering and operation teams and jointly work on key deliverables ensuring production scalability and stability
  • Ensure data replication between Oracle and ElasticSearch
  • Setup and configure Logstash/Beats as necessary to feed ElasticSearch
  • Ensure security of Elasticsearch cluster
  • Follow best practices
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring & alerting of ElasticSearch


  • 1-3+ year experience with ElasticSearch Administration
  • Knowledge of Elastic DSL
  • Knowledge of Docker/Kubernetes
  • Enterprise experience preferred (multi-server environment)


  • A bachelors degree in a technical discipline or related experience


Soft Skills
  • Needs to be able to work under pressure
  • Strong communication
  • Comfortable working in a team environment 


Location:                             Austin, TX

Duration:                            Contract is initially written through the end of the year; Expected to extend into 2020




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