Consulting Architect, Security (R7422)

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Elastic is a free and open 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.

Joining Elastic as a Consulting Architect, Security means diving into a collaborative environment where you'll work alongside our dedicated services, engineering, and sales teams, adopting a multitude of roles. In this pivotal position, you'll immediately impact the success of Elastic and our valued customers.

Your responsibilities will range from delivering Elastic solutions and expertise to driving customer business value, to facilitating workshops on strategy and roadmap planning in critically important environments. Advocating for our customers, building positive relationships, and fostering effective communication will be at the forefront of your efforts. Comfortably navigating remote work within our highly distributed team, you'll develop demos and proof-of-concepts that showcase the ground-breaking power of the Elastic Stack.

Your adaptability and skills will drive the acceleration of Elastic solutions, focusing on fast search and analytics at scale. Steering objectives, gathering requirements, and leading timelines will ensure successful engagements while closely collaborating with our engineering, product management, and support teams. Your insights will craft feature improvements and address product feedback, facilitating a continuous feedback loop. Engaging with our sales organization, you'll scope opportunities and assess technical risks, ensuring alignment and success across the board. At Elastic, your contributions as an extraordinary teammate will be celebrated, and your different philosophies will enrich our collective journey towards innovation and excellence.

What You Bring Along:

  • Experience: 5 years' experience in roles such as Technology Consultant, Software Engineer, System Administrator, or DevOps Engineer. Additionally, you have 3 years' experience as a Security Engineer or Security Architect, with hands-on expertise in various security aspects.
  • Security Expertise: Strong understanding and experience with security standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, MITRE Att&ck, and PCI-DSS. Your experience extends to security protocols like SSL/TLS and IPSec, as well as integration and implementation of UEBA.
  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s in Computer Science or related engineering subject area, or possess an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Consulting Skills: Experience working as a consultant, delivering professional services engagements, has honed your ability to efficiently communicate complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Technical Proficiency: Hands-on experience and understanding of Elasticsearch and/or Lucene, as well as proficiency in at least one programming language. Your knowledge extends to large distributed systems and application infrastructure.
  • Passion for Open-Source: Your passion for open-source technology is evident, and you show strength in at least one programming language. You actively chip in to open-source projects or documentation.
  • Continuous Learning: A desire to continuously learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies in the constantly evolving field of security architecture.
  • Diverse Skills: Your expertise isn't limited to security; you have a strong understanding and/or certification in technologies like Kubernetes, Linux, Java, databases, Docker, AWS, Azure, GCP, Kafka, Redis, VMs, Terraform & Ansible, and Lucene.
  • Travel Flexibility: Occasional travel of approximately 20%, understanding that it may be required to meet business needs and engage with clients effectively.

Join us on our mission to create a more secure and inclusive world through powerful technology and coordinated efforts. Your unique perspective and expertise will play a critical role in shaping the future of security solutions at Elastic.


Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$113,100$178,900 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$135,900$215,100 USD

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 an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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