Observability - Principal Product Manager - Continuous Profiling (R4414)


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 Observability team is in charge of developing solutions that focus on application developers and engineers that run infrastructure and services supporting these applications. The Elastic stack is an efficient platform for logs, metrics, application traces and most recently - stacktraces or continuous profiling data, enabling a variety of proactive and reactive workflows ranging from monitoring, diagnostics to security and user analytics. The Observability team builds and maintains solutions that make getting insights from this data turnkey and efficient, such as our APM, Infrastructure Monitoring, Logs, and Synthetic Monitoring solutions. When developing these solutions, we think about the problem end-to-end: how do we automatically collect data from common data sources, how do we store it efficiently in Elasticsearch, how do we present this information to the user, how do we correlate and enhance across data sources, what actions do we take on the insights from the data? All of these aspects are important in bringing a turnkey solution to the market. 

As a product manager in Elastic Observability you will work collaboratively with the team/tech leads and engineers of the Profiling team. With the recent acquisition of Optimyze (developers of prodfiler.com), you will get a unique chance to work with the latest technologies based on eBPF to bring continuous profiling to our customers. You will focus on discovering, designing and bringing to life new functionality to help SREs and developers detect and diagnose various problems, in both production and test environments, using continuous, system-wide profiling. 

You will be successful in this role if you have a passion for systematically digging into and understanding customer needs, combined with a desire to create products that are used and loved across the globe.  

This role will require a combination of product management and technical knowledge in order to design and deliver the best product experience for SREs and developers. An ideal candidate will care deeply about understanding customer’s problems and have a background either in performance analysis specifically, or a related technical field. They will be happy both defining high level product vision, and getting into the low level details of performance issues and how our products can solve them.

Why work with us on Observability and Profiling

Work on hard problems - Our long term vision is observability both at scale (entire data center) and in depth (entire operating system). This requires solving a variety of problems involving large scale data gathering/transmission/storage as well as deep understanding of operating system and programming language internals. Along the way we are continuously looking for new technologies (e.g. ebpf) to help us solve these problems. 

Work on meaningful problems - Deep/wide observability is a competitive differentiator. Companies that have it can detect problems and opportunities that their competitors cannot, leading to more efficient, scalable and better performing solutions. The margin/cost-of-goods-sold for SaaS companies is largely related to their cloud costs, and improvements on this is a C-level goal for many companies. 

Work with smart and curious people - Our existing team has a background in diverse areas and technologies. We hire people with a love of deep understanding and building great software. 

Work in a great environment - Elastic strives to ensure employees maintain work-life balance while still being ambitious and playing to win. 

What you will be working on: 
  • In combination with the team and tech leads for Profiling, continuously define, validate and improve product vision, roadmap and go-to-market strategy.
  • Regularly engage with internal and external customers to understand their needs, priorities and challenges; together with the team develop and validate new ideas and designs; collect feedback about existing features and ways to expand adoption of Elastic Observability.
  • Work with engineers and designers to scope and define compelling features and drive them from inception, design to release and validation.
  • Define and track KPIs focused on product and feature adoption.
  • Write technical blog posts that demonstrate the capabilities of our solutions in solving real-world problems.
  • Develop differentiated messaging around Elastic Continuous Profiling capabilities.
  • Enable sales, marketing, and partners to speak effectively to the continuous profiling use cases.
  • Be one of the public spokespeople for Elastic Continuous Profiling at internal and external events.
What you should bring along:
  1. Proven practitioner experience in application optimisation and troubleshooting, ideally with experience using state of the art profiling, APM or other performance/diagnostic tools
  2. 3+ years of professional software engineering experience, ideally in programming languages like C/C++, Java, .NET, Rust or Go. 
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. 3+ years in either product management, team or tech leadership, with experience working on small and large features end-to-end from ideation, discovery, design to execution, delivery and validation. 
  5. Ability to work in a distributed team throughout the world.
  6. Familiarity with the Elastic Stack is a plus but not required.
  7. Desire to learn and help others to grow.

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 up to $1500 (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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $152,200 and $209,300, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws, view posters linked below:
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.

Please see here for our Privacy Statement.

Learn about Elastic's Culture

Notify Me of Open Positions

Sign in with your social account to receive emails when Elastic posts open positions you might be interested in:

Powered By Ongig