Elasticsearch - Senior Java Engineer - Clients Team

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Elastic is a 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

Right now, we are looking to add a hardworking Java Engineer to collaborate within a small, globally distributed team.  You will be joining a dedicated team for Language Clients within Elasticsearch. Our primary responsibility is to make sure that folks who use our official language clients have a great experience when integrating with any part of the Elastic Stack.

What you will be doing

  • Be the face of the Elasticsearch official Java language client
  • Maintain and moderate the language clients
  • Contribute to other language clients as appropriate 
  • Drive community engagement and adoption
  • Keep pace with Elastic Stack releases
  • Build-out our continuous integration tests, functional specifications and dashboard
  • Help maintain and develop best practices for language client development

What you bring along

  • At least 4 years of professional software development experience
  • Strong Java coding skills and an interest in what goes on in the Java developer ecosystem
  • Experience in other development languages (such as Perl, PHP, Ruby, Go) is a plus
  • Ready to be part of a high-performing and distributed team; self-motivated with strong collaboration and communication skills
  • Happy to get involved with our user community; not afraid to reach out and be reached out to
  • Experience with the Elastic Stack is a plus
  • Open Source project contribution experience is preferred

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 1% of your salary
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. 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. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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