Principal NiFi & Granfana Operations Expert

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer specializing in NiFi and Granfana in Fort Meade, Maryland. 

The candidate will hold a Top Secret clearance with polygraph. 

You will be part of a team leading the development, operations, and sustainment of a Malware Analysis and Modernization Program. The program will modernize and consolidate storage and analysis of malware, improve the sharing of metadate about malware, and increase access to threat knowledge useful to cyber operations and security communities. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

You will be... 

  • Serving as the lead System Engineer, working alongside the Operations team lead, Development team lead, and Mission Stakeholder or Thread Lead. 

  • Supporting all facets of the DevOps life cycle. 


  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 

  • Experience in leadership. 

  • Strong technical background. 

  • Experience in VMWare, Rancher, Kubernetes, and Docker. 

  • Experience in automation using Ansible, Selenium 

  • Experience in monitoring tools using Grafana, Xymon, Kibana 

  • Experience using Nexus Server, Git, Linux VMs 

  • Ability to build and ensure monitoring resources. 

  • Experience with Dashboard usage in Grafana. 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with twenty (20) years of experience in Systems Engineering. 


  • Experience in MongoDB and MariaDB databases. 

  • Experience with ELK Stack. 

Additional Information

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun! 

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise: 

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering 

  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning 

  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training 

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles. 

Benefits Snapshot: 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance 

  • Unique Flexible PTO 

  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays 

  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc. 

  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement 

  • Free financial advising from qualified experts 

  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment 

  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals 

  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses 

  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events 

  • Access to Company Swag Store 


Posted On: Friday, April 29, 2022

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