Kibana - Software Developer (R4706)


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.

About the role

Come help us to build the best Open Source Application Experience platform in the cloud!

The Kibana Core team, responsible for the architecture, tech stack, plugin system, and other core infrastructure in Kibana is key for its success!

We lay the groundwork for other teams to build end-user applications and features. You will work on critical projects and initiatives that will require you to partner closely across all Elastic groups and communities.

What You Will Be Doing

Work on Kibana, one of the most popular and largest JavaScript open-source projects. You will help people worldwide do phenomenal things with their data.

Together with the team, we'll define how developers build apps within the Kibana platform.

You will collaborate with our most expert engineers in Elastic and our open source community with architectural proposals and design reviews to tackle tough problems with simplicity.

Be a key contributor to the performance, stability, and scalability workgroups.

Some of the projects that you will contribute to are the Kibana plugin system and its ecosystem, our custom persistence & authorization layer built on top of Elasticsearch, and the localization framework crafted to scale with any number of rendering technologies, and the elastic in-house telemetry stack, among others.

Do you think you can deal with it?

What You Bring Along
  • Strong design and coding skills in JavaScript
  • Backend Node.js experience
  • Proficiency in JavaScript MVC frameworks, especially React.js
  • Strong engineering skills with a record track experience developing scalable, performing apps. Strong analytical, problem-solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to design and iterate the build and CI/CD pipeline processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Be able to lead technical discussions and reach consensus.
Bonus Points
  • Experience with a statically typed language (e.g., TypeScript, Flow, Golang, Java, etc.)
  • Record of inheriting, defining, & scaling existing medium-to-large scale projects
  • Familiarity with an extensibility component/plugin system
  • Experience using or running the Elastic Stack and Kibana
  • Familiarity with DDD and “onion” architecture concepts.

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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