Kibana - Senior Software Engineer - Typescript, CI (R5926)


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.

Kibana is the UI platform for Elastic’s Search, Observability, and Security solutions. It is one of the largest open-source TypeScript repositories in GitHub. With over 200 engineers actively developing Kibana or building on top of it, we take the developer experience seriously.

You will work as a hands-on developer in the Developer Experience Operations team, which is responsible for building and maintaining CI systems and developer tools that minimize the duration of the development feedback loop, facilitate automated testing, and regularly capture and surface quality and performance metrics. The team also provides ongoing developer tooling support and documentation, to ensure that other developers have the highest level of productivity. You'll collaborate and partner closely with other teams across Elastic that build on top of the Kibana platform to provide a robust, cloud-native developer experience.

What you will be doing

  • Develop and maintain build, test, and deployment tools and environments
  • Provide enhancements to our continuous integration pipeline
  • Develop, collect, and analyze developer experience benchmarks
  • Maintain and update critical dependencies
  • Work collaboratively with other development and Dev/DevOps teams throughout Elastic
  • Provide technical feedback to engineers through code and design reviews
  • Provide ongoing support to developers to ensure a smooth development experience

What you will bring

  • Experience managing Continuous Integration platforms
  • Strong JavaScript/TypeScript programming skills
  • Deep knowledge of Node.js
  • 3+ years of experience developing scalable, high performing services and applications
  • Understanding of at least one modern JS Framework such as Angular.js and React.js
  • Experience with the release process: Source code control, package installers, build scripts, etc.
  • Familiar with various JavaScript build and bundling tools such as Webpack and Nx
  • Able to work independently and deliver projects involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. A great teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills

Bonus skills, useful to have, but not mandatory

  • Experience with Buildkite
  • Experience with the Elasticsearch platform
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience in distributed systems
  • Open source experience

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$126,800$200,560 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$152,200$240,810 USD

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.

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