Log Data Transformation, Transportation, and Systems Engineer

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Job Description

BAE Systems has need of a computer systems engineer to renovate and manage a global log ingestion and transformation service architecture. This will include evaluating legacy server infrastructure for utility, designing and deploying new servers where necessary, converting existing legacy logging connectors and collectors to cutting-edge agents, managing event transformation/parsing and flow diagrams, managing a log caching and subscription service, and assuring output to consumers (data lake, SEIM, etc...). Ownership of this service includes maintaining compliance status and documentation, implementing monitoring and metrics at all owned phases of data flow, and working with global customers and IT facilitators. A candidate for this role should have strong familiarity with systems administration (Windows, *nix), security appliances and/or event logging, data engineering, systems & network architecture design, change management, and IT systems audit & compliance. The immediate project requirement is the migration off of the proprietary transformation & ingestion components and onto cutting-edge and open alternatives, with key performance objectives for the long term of availability and integrity of data through the system. The two primary consumers of data flowing through this service are a security operations group (1TB/day, will be reduced by this effort) and an archive, reporting, and data analytics service (2TB/day, will continue to grow). The former group has a specific transformation schema that will apply to all data consumed, and the later primarily consumes data 'as-is' but may require specific transformations depending on use case and business need. This position can be optioned as full remote with occasional site visits (Northern Virginia), or hybrid/full on-premise if preferred. Candidates must be eligible for Secret security clearance, though a clearance is not required to apply. This is a senior engineering role and experience supersedes educational accomplishments, though both are taken into consideration.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with Apache Nifi
  • Splunk Experience & Certificates
  • 6+ years of experience with Linux system administration
  • 3+ years of experience performing data parsing (such as with regex) and data manipulation (Python Pandas, etc...)
  • 3+ years of experience with scripting and automation (such as BASH, Python, Expect, etc...)
  • 2+ years of experience with AWS
  • Firm understanding of networking protocols, such as TCP, UDP, HTTP
  • Extensive compliance, audit, and documentation experience throughout career


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with containerization, such as Docker, Swarm Mode
  • Experience with a configuration management tool, such as Salt
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code management systems such as Terraform
  • Experience with immutable infrastructure tools such as LinuxKit, Infrakit, or Vagrant
  • Experience working with REST APIs and integration mediums
  • Security, AWS, Splunk, Docker, Kubernetes, and Redhat/Linux certificates
  • Secret Clearance


About BAE Systems, Inc.
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.