Platform - Control Plane, Senior Software Developer (R5943)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

About the role

The Control Plane team is responsible for the SaaS platform that Elastic engineering teams are deploying their services to and delivering these services to Elastic customers. 

In this role, you will be working in the team responsible for enabling Elastic engineering teams to deploy their offerings into our SaaS platform, such as Elasticsearch, including the new Elasticsearch Stateless architecture that runs on Kubernetes.

You will be responsible for building services for our SaaS platform, including building Kubernetes controllers and applying GitOps practices using Argo CD while working in a highly scalable SaaS environment. You’ll also get to work with engineers from other teams to build new features and capabilities.

What you will be doing

  • Implement Kubernetes operators/controllers and other services and be responsible for their deployment into Elastic’s production environment
  • Collaborate with other engineering, QA and documentation teams to execute on product deliverables.
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
  • Debug and troubleshoot critical production technical issues
  • Mentor new team members, both junior and senior
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Work with a globally distributed team of experienced engineers focused on delivering Elastic’s SaaS offerings

What you will bring along

  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and communication between services
  • Professional and in-depth experience with Go with strong analytical, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups to accomplish a common set of goals
  • Experience working with Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, GCP

Bonus Points

  • Deep understanding of Kubernetes and its ecosystem (i.e. service meshes, scalability, volume management, etc.)
  • Experience with Kubernetes Operators/Controllers development
  • Experience with working in a Kubernetes based SaaS environment
  • Experience working with Argo CD / Cosmos DB / the Elastic stack

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 donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (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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