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Elastic is a 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 elastic.co

For all of us at Elastic, community matters. Our users and contributors have helped to ensure that Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats are more than just code — they are open source projects that people love to use, and love to talk about! As our Developer Advocate, you will champion our Elastic community. 

Our products are distributed by design, our company is distributed by intention, and a distributed Elastic makes for a diverse Elastic, which makes for a better Elastic. So, yes, we are open to candidates anywhere in the Americas. 

Title: Developer Advocate 

Location: United States or Canada. 

What You Will Be Doing:

Are you that kind of person who is invigorated by sharing juicy technology goodness with the world? Do you feel at home connecting with the community members: in person, on blogs, in forums, via social channels, and at events? Is presenting at local meetups your jam and are you passionate about the Elastic Stack?

Well, this might just be your dream job.

As a Developer Advocate at Elastic, you will wake up each morning eager to design and deliver presentations at a wide variety of events from customer meetings, meetups, conferences, and other events to help showcase technology. You will do this while traveling North America, representing Elastic. Maintaining the trust of our community, as well as the respect and trust within the team, is foundational.

What You Bring Along:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. CS, CSE, EE) or relevant work experience as a software developer (mandatory)
  • Demonstrated ability to craft compelling content about technology - including speaking engagements, blog posts, demos, messaging, etc.
  • You are comfortable presenting, whether it's at a local meetup or to the office of the CxO
  • Familiarity with, and real passion for, the Elastic Stack
  • Comfort working in a highly distributed team
  • Excellent spoken and written English communication skills
  • Development experience including integrating with Elastic software

Bonus Points:

  • Conversations in person, on blogs, in forums, via social channels, at events give you energy and you have a proven publication history to show that
  • Experience working for a startup or an early-stage company
  • Experience with open-source software and/or commercial open source companies
  • Experience with application search, log analytics, or security analytics is extremely valuable
  • Spanish language skills 

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

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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