Cloud Security - Software Developer (R5596)


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.

The Adaptive Workload Protection 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 Visualization Team, whose mandate is to enable users better to understand the behaviour of their data in these settings and act upon it by creating functional user interfaces and intuitive workflows. We aim to provide the fastest time to detection and remediation, protecting our customers from exploits within their server infrastructures.

We are looking for an outstanding 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 right candidate will be empathetic and thoughtful; Matched with their technical abilities in building pixel-perfect, intuitive user interfaces. They will help design and develop user workflows that facilitate the detection and remediation of security vulnerabilities within a system’s infrastructure. They will work alongside UI/UX designers, Product Managers, and our Linux Kernel team to build out Elastic’s *new* Cloud Security Solution.

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 FullStack Engineers to develop observability and security features within Kibana, Elastic’s frontend product
  • Innovate and contribute to the Cloud Security experience of Kibana using JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Work on Kibana, a popular open-source project, to help people around the world do great things with their data
  • Help define the future of runtime protection in Cloud Security while embracing continuously-evolving modern web technologies
  • Write comprehensive tests, including unit tests, service-level, HTTP-level, UI component, and browser-level integration tests that provide confidence in the stability and function of Kibana
  • Collaborate with other experienced engineers, designers, and other stakeholders both in Elastic and our open source community, as we work together to build clean user interfaces by providing the best UX for our users 

What You Bring Along

  • Strong JavaScript programming skills
  • TypeScript experience
  • ​​Experience with modern JavaScript tooling like React, Redux/MobX/Flux, ES6
  • Deep understanding of the design, implementation, and consumption of REST APIs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with git
  • Years of experience developing scalable, high performing services and applications
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills 
  • Experience writing automated tests

Nice to Have

  • Experience with Node.js
  • Record of inheriting existing medium-to-large scale projects
  • Experience using or running the Elastic Stack and Kibana
  • Experience with data visualizations

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.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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