Cloud - Lead Software Engineer - Platform

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About the Role

The Cloud team is responsible for the development of products such as Elastic Cloud Enterprise, Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes as well as the operation of our Elasticsearch Service offering.

We are looking for a Senior software engineer to lead our Platform development within the Cloud team. You will be responsible for providing technical guidance and leadership to a team consisting of both back-end and front-end engineers who work on crafting, coding, and supporting features for our Elasticsearch Service and Elastic Cloud Enterprise platform.

You will drive the roadmap and project planning efforts of the team and will have ownership for delivering it. You’ll be participating in project management efforts as the teams execute on plans, and you’ll have a role in communicating progress and status to various teams at Elastic.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Work closely with our product, SRE, and core services teams to build highly-scalable, fault-tolerant features of the Elastic Cloud platform
  • Provide code reviews and guidance to the team as they build and deliver new features and bug fixes
  • Debug meaningful technical issues inside a very deep and complex stack involving virtualization, containers, microservices, etc.
  • Solve challenging performance problems as we continue to scale our SaaS offering
  • Collaborate with Elastic’s Stack teams (like Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and Beats) to enable them to run on Cloud infrastructure

What You Bring Along: 

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or relevant experience
  • 5+ years working in a senior back-end focused role
  • Experience leading a team of engineers
  • Real passion for object-oriented development with at least Scala or Java (Golang a plus)
  • Deep understanding of the HTTP layer and RESTful API design standards
  • Familiarity with standard RESTful API authentication methods and security best practices
  • Have solid operational knowledge of technologies used to build scalable distributed cloud systems, including Elasticsearch, Docker, Zookeeper, etcd and Consul
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies such as React, TypeScript, Node, and JavaScript
  • Experience or ability to respond to operational issues
  • A self-starter who has experience with multi-functional technical teams and decision makers
  • You care deeply about the resilience and quality of the features you ship
  • You love working with a global team in a distributed work environment

We Take Care of Our People:

We're looking to hire team members invested in realizing the goal of making real-time data exploration easy and available to anyone. As a distributed company, we believe that diversity drives our vibe! 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.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Equity
  • Global minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave (moms & dads)
  • Generous vacation time and one week of volunteer time off
  • 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.

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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