Kibana Lead Architect (R8076)

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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 elastic.co.

Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack. 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 by the people behind the Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats open source projects, we believe that diversity drives our vibe. We unite employees across 30+ countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

Kibana is the application platform for our Elastic Security, Observability and Search Solutions; the platform provides building blocks and user experiences that delight our users, accelerate development and optimize our operations. Deployed in cloud and on-prem, it is one of the largest open-source TypeScript repositories, with hundreds of actively contributing engineers!

We are looking for an experienced technology leader to help us evolve and improve our platform, that enables contributors to run fast and embraces the new wave of generative AI; someone who has designed and built multi-tier services and UI frameworks and shipped them in world-class products. If you have made critical decisions in the evolution of a platform and have led multi-year change programs in complex environments, we want to hear from you!

What you will be doing

  • Responsible for technical vision and architecture of Kibana
  • Leading the delivery of the forward-looking sustainable architecture
  • Delivering operational SLOs, improving processes, maintainability, testability, re-use, and reliability 
  • Collaborating actively with other senior technical leaders to align roadmaps, making appropriate technology choices and trade offs
  • Reviewing and approving implementation designs for core platform features
  • Supporting the contributor community, building engagement, providing best practices and ensuring alignment with architecture
  • Mentoring a dedicated and talented team of senior engineers

What you bring along:

  • Experience in a technical leadership role for a large and distributed team e.g. large projects, with more than 50 engineers 
  • Experience as a change leader, having delivered successful architecture evolutions and/or migrations
  • A pragmatic approach, experience balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Experience building UI, API and backend platforms targeted at developers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a great teammate with strong analytical and problem solving skills

Bonus Points:

  • Experience using the Elastic Stack and Kibana
  • A good understanding of UX principles 
  • Experience with a statically typed language (e.g. TypeScript, Flow, Go, Java, etc)
  • Understanding of JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Node.js, React, Redux)
  • Has worked on software with a plugin system (e.g. Webpack, Bazel, grunt)
  • Experience running or significantly contributing to an open source project
  • Experience in Security, Observability or Search domains

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
  • Increase your impact - We match up to $2000 (or local currency equivalent) for financial donations and service
  • 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 candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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