Cloud Security - Senior Software Developer (Go + Kubernetes) (R5720)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Software Engineer to join our Elastic Security Solution team. This candidate will be responsible for designing and developing technical solutions related to cloud runtime security on the Adaptive Workload Protection team (AWP).

The AWP team provides visibility, instrumentation and protection for dynamic cloud workloads and infrastructure. Our solution aims to observe and protect our customers’ cloud workloads running in Kubernetes, and virtual machines.

A part of the AWP team is the Deployment and Response Team whose mandate is to move Elastic Security Runtime protection to support the major cloud providers. Our aim is to create a new vertical within Elastic Security that will see cloud assets being protected in real-time.

The right candidate will be empathetic and thoughtful; Matched with their technical abilities in building microservices that scale and their knowledge of container orchestration technologies. They will help design and develop new products to support Cloud Security Runtime Protection. They will work alongside Product Managers, our Linux Kernel and external teams driving Cloud support within Elastic Security.

What You Will Be Doing

At Elastic, we want you to succeed, and we’ll be here to support your journey. You’ll have the opportunity to

  • Work alongside a team of experienced Backend and Infrastructure Engineers to develop observability and security features within new services created by the team.
  • Innovate and contribute to the Cloud Security experience by developing microservices in Go
  • Support external teams by creating tooling and consumable infrastructure with your experience in Kubernetes and Terraform
  • Help define the future of runtime protection in Cloud Security while embracing continuously-evolving modern backend and infrastructure technologies
  • Write comprehensive tests, including unit, service-level, and end-to-end tests, that provides confidence in the stability and function of the service the team creates and releases
  • Collaborate with other infrastructure and control plane teams to innovate on different deployment models as Elastic Security evolves to natively support cloud environments.

What You Bring Along

  • Strong experience in building distributed services in Go
  • Deep understanding of Kubernetes internals
  • Deep understanding of at least one of the major cloud providers (preferably AWS) and their cloud-native architecture
  • Experience writing automated and service-level testing

Nice to Have

  • Kubernetes experience developing Controllers and/or Operators
  • Practical experience with Terraform
  • Experience using or running the Elastic Stack, Agent and/or Endpoint
  • Experience with CI/CD best practices
  • Years of experience developing scalable, high-performing services and applications

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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