Cloud - Lead Software Engineer

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About The Role

You are a Lead/Principal Software Engineer responsible for technical design and strategy across several core areas of Elastic’s Cloud offerings. You like to lead by example and also like to write code.

You excel at debugging complex failure scenarios and triaging bugs. You’ll analyze our current system, it’s strengths and limitations. Additionally, you are great at developing the roadmap and project planning efforts 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 stakeholders.

Some of the things you'll work on

  • You are an experienced software engineer who loves to have a deep understanding of the codebase. Who can review work done by the team, and provide constructive feedback and set the strategy/roadmap for complex software products
  • Review and create technical designs and build POCs for new efforts, validating a wild idea works before committing to it
  • Provide technical leadership to Elastic Cloud Software Development Teams to help combine Elastic’s products (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, Machine Learning...) with cloud management technologies (Kubernetes, Docker...) to build reliable and scalable Cloud solutions for customers
  • Work on a global scale, with all the major Cloud hosting providers: AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM Cloud, etc.
  • Help the team define coding practices and standards
  • Work with team to help build scalable solutions to deliver the best customer experience
  • Understand our company strategy and help to translate it into technical terms and guide our Cloud product’s direction to realize it
  • Be a contact point in Cloud for other teams within Elastic. Examples include helping Support with difficult cases or consulting the Elastic Stack engineers with designing new features in a Cloud compatible way

What you will bring along

  • Previous experience providing pragmatic technical leadership for a group of senior software engineers
  • Previous experience in a role with ownership for technical direction (roadmap) and strategy, preferably in a start-up or scale-up environment
  • Previous experience working with stakeholders outside of Engineering
  • Proven experience as a software engineer, with a track record of delivering high quality code, preferably in Go, Java, or Python.
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups to accomplish a common set of goals
  • Technical depth in one or more technologies relevant for SaaS (orchestration, networking, docker, etc.)

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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