Community Programs Specialist


Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, 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 Cisco, eBay, 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 and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at

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 free and open projects that people love to use, and love to talk about. Community is core to our company identity.

Are you that kind of person who is invigorated by sharing juicy technology goodness with the world and supporting the tech community? Do you feel at home planning meetups and developer conference appearances by identifying, crafting, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; and coordinating mailing lists? Is implementing community programs and planning community user group events, your jam?

Well, this might just be your dream job. In this role, you will wake up each morning ready to fight the good fight and support the advocacy of Elastic's product line through organizing events, sending promotional materials inventory, executing conference strategy (with support from others), and other exciting challenges as required.

Well, if you read this far and think, “that's me!” then you probably won't need to read any further and we should have a conversation. But if you are in any doubt about the type of experiences we expect you to have then the following should help clarify.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Organize and lead regional community events, with the ability to travel (30% of the time post-COVID-19)
  • Strategizing on a global and regional level in regards to virtual and in-person events
  • Lead conference sponsorships, nominations, and evaluations in your region
  • Build positive relationships with various partners and groups in your regions such as Sales, Marketing, and Engineering Lead. Communicate with senior leaders in sales and marketing to ensure alignment
  • Working on global projects and different initiatives while being passionate about regional events
  • Manage the sending of promotional materials and goods to community groups and members, developer conferences, and support other community programs initiatives
  • Prioritize goals by accepting ownership for new and different requests; exploring opportunities to chip in
  • Effectively and comfortably connect with many different people in many different roles across a distributed company and community
  • Availability and willingness to attend or remotely coordinate community events that may take place during evenings and over weekends.
  • Gain knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications

What You Bring Along:

  • Project & program management
  • Leadership and mentoring of other team members
  • Event strategizing and coordination
  • Community building in a global setting
  • Analyzing and reporting research results to various partners
  • Process improvements
  • Initiative planning

Bonus Points:

  • Some experience with community management, programming, open source software, or developer evangelism is very much preferred

#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

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. 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. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.


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