Platform - Software Developer II - Java Infra, ML (R6125)


Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at

We are looking for a Java Engineer to join our Machine Learning core team. You will help us to build the platform and components that enable customers to gain insight from their data - using techniques such as anomaly detection, categorization, AIOps and information retrieval.

This is the team that builds and maintains the infrastructure that integrates advanced analytics and machine learning components into the distributed Elastic platform - making these available for our Search, Observability and Security Solutions. You will be working and collaborating with exceptional engineers in the Machine Learning and Elasticsearch teams.

To apply, you do not need to be a Machine Learning expert as your experience as a great software engineer with a track record of delivery in enterprise software platforms is key to success in this role. 

What you will be doing

  • Build and maintain ML and advanced analytical platform components
  • Implement scalable, high quality, well-architected code
  • Support migration of platform components to a Cloud architecture
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams within Elastic that build on our platform
  • Assist our support engineers and community
  • Promote knowledge share and collaboration in a distributed team

What you will bring

  • 3+ years industry experience in Java programming
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to be part of a distributed team; self motivated, can work independently and having strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask 
  • Good attention to detail and highly organized
  • Real passion for data, analysis and achieving excellence
  • Your heart in the right place, a good sense of humor and a genuine interest in the people you work with

Bonus skills, useful to have, but not mandatory

  • Experience with the Elastic Stack
  • Experience with Python / Go
  • Experience in distributed systems
  • Experience developing and running software-as-a-service
  • Experience using Docker/Kubernetes
  • Open source experience
  • Some experience with supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and/or modern information retrieval systems

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

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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