Principal Front End Developer (R6945)


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

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The Cloud Security Posture team is responsible for helping users protect their cloud-native environments using policy management and cloud security enforcement. As a Principal Frontend Engineer at Elastic on the Cloud Security Posture team, you will collaborate closely with our Design and Engineering teams to bridge the gap between visual design and implementation, by building and maintaining the cloud security solution on Kibana.

What you will be doing: 

  • You’ll contribute frontend code to Cloud Security in Kibana, a free and open frontend application that sits on top of the Elastic Stack, providing users with capabilities to protect their cloud-native environments using policy management and cloud security enforcement. 
  • You’ll lead best practices on the frontend, contributing to both a reliable foundation and an engaging user experience
  • You’ll drive product focused engineering efforts to invent and ship valuable and meaningful features to an excited market.
  • You’ll engage with and lead capable engineers, designers, and many other stakeholders, as we work together to invent and build whimsical and valuable interfaces. We practice teamwork!
  • You’ll work in React and JavaScript / Typescript.

What you bring along: 

  • Experience leading valuable features into an at-scale web application and your expertise with modern JavaScript tooling like React and TypeScript.
  • An interest in learning new tools, languages, workflows and philosophies that can help you grow. You can function well in an environment that drives towards change. 
  • You are a warm and inspiring figure who can help develop engineers and rally people around meaningful projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a great teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • The ability to work in a distributed team throughout the world.

Bonus points: 

  • Experience in developing a security-related SAAS product - an advantage 
  • Experience with kubernetes and cloud native technologies - an advantage 
  • Familiarity with the Open Policy Agent - an advantage

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.

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