Senior Software Engineer (R7224)


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

The Control Plane IAM team owns everything related to authentication and authorization in the Elastic Cloud offering. Our globally distributed team is highly skilled and has deep experience in the security area, there is plenty of room to be a mentor, to be mentored, to lead new features, and to advance both technically and professionally in this challenging and ever-evolving space.

Given the critical nature of our work, the team's core tenets are correctness, maintainability, stability, and supportability. As the layer that verifies user identities and ensures that answers to what users can do are correct, we place the highest value on accuracy to ensure no privilege escalation. The services we manage need to be stable and reliable. We take time to test functionality, scale, and behavior during failure. By doing so, we can understand when things will hit a breaking point and proactively stay ahead of potential issues. Does this sound like you?

This role is based in APJ preferably Japan, South Korea, Australia or Singapore

What You Will Be Doing:

  • You will innovate, lead, and contribute to the development and API experience of both our hosted and on-premise offerings
  • You will work closely with the Elastic Cloud Product, Operations, and Engineering teams to define and shape the tasks we work on
  • Assist in designing a scalable cloud offering to work across everything from a few Elasticsearch clusters and Kibana instances to many thousands
  • Use your experience to improve and operate the services we maintain

What You Bring Along:

  • You care deeply about the design and quality of the features you ship
  • 3+ years working as a backend engineer in the IAM space OR 5+ years working as a backend engineer
  • Strong knowledge of Scala or a JVM-based language like Java or Kotlin
  • Dedication to writing unit, integration, and end-to-end tests
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously in a globally distributed team
  • Golang experience is a plus

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.

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