Cloud Engineering Director

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Elastic is a search company with a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the creators of the Elastic Stack, we help thousands of organizations including Cisco, eBay, Grab, Goldman Sachs, ING, Microsoft, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and many more use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. We have a distributed team of Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting), and our diverse open source community spans over 100 countries. Learn more at elastic.co

The Elastic Cloud team is growing rapidly and we are now looking to add an Engineering Director to help make this a positive experience for the team and help us continue to deliver quality work. Our team is a dynamic and rapidly growing group of engineers based all around the world, covering a multitude of countries and timezones. We're solving some very hard problems with innovative tech and have fun along the way. This is a great opportunity to help lead our Cloud Engineering efforts and make an immediate impact to our strategy and implementation.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Work with the rest of Cloud and Product Management to define projects and plans
  • Manage a hiring roadmap to expand our team
  • Help the team manage projects and roadmaps against release targets
  • Works with other Leads to make changes impacting multiple projects.
  • Work with the teams to ensure good engineering practices are being followed.
  • Lead multiple software projects simultaneously
  • Remove barriers blocking the team
  • Own the performance management process for your teams
  • Help individuals grow and the team be successful
  • Be a respectful, communicative teammate
  • Your heart at the right place, good sense of humor and ability to form connections with the people you work with

What You Will Bring Along:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • You’ve built software for a SaaS service
  • Solid experience with 3rd party Cloud hosting services (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
  • Experience building a multi region cloud infrastructure (must have)
  • Experience with cloud orchestration
  • A love for automated testing
  • 5+ years experience leading teams of software engineers
  • Experience running a distributed team
  • Kubernetes 
  • 5+ years as a hands-on software engineer (C++, Java, Scala, C#, or Python or similar programming languages) so you understand the core principles of the engineering work that is going on in your team
  • Your heart at the right place, good sense of humour and ability to form connections with the people you work with

Bonus Points:

  • Distributed systems design and development
  • Experience supporting customer problems and communication
  • Speaking/presenting at tech conferences
  • Managing on-call schedules (PagerDuty, VictorOps, etc)
  • Open source projects and companies
  • Secure coding practices (static code analysis, security code reviews, etc.)

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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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