Engineering Efficiency - Senior Software Engineer (R5246)


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.

Elastic is seeking a Senior Software Quality Engineer to join our Security Engineering Productivity team. You will be working with a team of amazing engineers that lead the gamut of Software Testers to Infrastructure Wizards. Engineers applying for this role are themselves developers who can use the Elastic stack and Elastic Cloud platform and are passionate about Quality Automation as well as creating usable tools, frameworks, and solutions that improve developer productivity. We are strong believers in test automation, framework design and continuous delivery. Engineering Productivity engineers empower development teams to author stable and reliable code faster.

What you will be doing

  • First and foremost, be a champion of quality across multiple dev teams. This includes getting developers engaged in the quality process, attending team meetings (planning, retrospectives, etc.), coordinating test case development and testing between devs and our manual testing team, carrying out sophisticated testing scenarios, mentoring developers in quality and automation practices, and expanding Elastic's culture of Developers Test Their Own Work.
  • Prevent bugs even when a line of code has not been yet written, working closely with the development team and partners to define new functionalities and behavior.
  • Work closely with developers to identify the root cause of issues.
  • Champion automation efforts to eliminate human toil in deployment and release testing.
  • Help build out and maintain automation frameworks.
  • Help development teams to lead their bug backlog.
  • Enable shift-left thinking through continuous integration and delivery.
  • Use the Elastic Stack for testing and introspection of Elastic Cloud.
  • Collaborate across functions and mentor other specialists on a quality mentality.

What you will bring along

  • You believe that a diverse company is a better company, and want to work with people all over the world.
  • Software engineering background with prior experience working as a developer, QA automation engineer, or software engineer passionate about developer productivity.
  • At least 10+ years of hands-on experience with UI automated testing tools. Experience with Cypress is a plus.
  • Good coding skills in Javascript, Python, or similar scripting language. Typescript knowledge is a plus.
  • Understanding of automation best practices.
  • Understanding of different types of testing and test design techniques.
  • Knowledge of CI tools (Jenkins, Buildkite…)
  • Team player with a high focus on quality and an analytical approach.
  • Passionate about software quality, developer productivity, and release processes.
  • Excellent communication abilities.

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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