Cloud - Principal Software Engineer - Billing

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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 an experienced Software Engineer to join the Usage Metering and Billing area of Elastic’s Cloud product. This area and your contribution will be impactful to Elastic’s SaaS consumption-based billing platform, chargeback features for on-premise product, and integration with AWS/GCP/Azure marketplaces. The data ingestion system we build to power these features process a critical stream of events with low-latency and real-time requirements.

Engineering Philosophy

Engineering a highly complex distributed system that is easy to operate via elegantly designed components and APIs is a non-trivial effort. It requires solid software development skills, and more importantly, a sharp mind and the ability to think like a user. We also care deeply about giving you full ownership of what you’re working on. Our company fundamentally believes great minds achieve greatness when they are set free and are surrounded and challenged by their peers, which is very transparent in our organization. We feel that anyone needs to be in a position to comment on truly anything, regardless of his or her role within the company.

Some of the things you'll work on

  • Lead and implement new features that contribute to strategic, business-critical initiatives for usage metering and billing. This includes working on the parts of the codebase that brings in monthly and yearly subscription revenue from thousands of SaaS users and provides the same capability to the on-premise and Elastic Cloud on Kubernetes products.
  • Use Elastic ingest technologies (Beats, Ingest node, etc) to collect, analyze and aggregate data for cluster’s resource (network, storage, API) usage. You will work to reliably harvest data from thousands of nodes across Cloud providers, calculations over terabytes of usage data, and present them using simple APIs to users.
  • Design simple but powerful data schemas and representations. Expose elegant APIs to hide much of the backend complexity and scale.
  • Be hands-on with the codebase. Review work done by the team, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Mentor engineers in your team - help define coding practices and standards, breakdown features into deliverable phases, design new features

What you will bring along

  • Proven experience as a senior software engineer, with a track record of delivering high-quality code
  • Experience with Scala or Java as a programming language.
  • Experience with Elasticsearch as a user, understanding data modeling, aggregations and querying capabilities.
  • Previous experience leading complex projects and comfortable working with ambiguous requirements and a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience gathering or analyzing usage data from hosting providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience crafting elegant APIs for complex problems
  • A self-starter who with experience working across multiple technical teams and decision-makers

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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