Observability - Continuous Integration Senior Engineer (R5366)


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.

The Observability team is in charge of developing solutions that focus on application developers and engineers that run infrastructure and services supporting these applications. Elasticsearch is an efficient datastore for logs, metrics, and application traces, supporting the three pillars of observability. The Observability team builds and maintains solutions that make getting insights from this data turnkey and efficient, such as our APM, Infrastructure Monitoring, and Logs solutions. When developing these solutions, we think about the problem end-to-end: how do we automatically collect data from common data sources, how do we store it efficiently in Elasticsearch, how do we present this information to the user, what actions do we take on the insights from the data? All of these aspects are important in bringing a turnkey solution to the market. 

You will be part of a team developing a high quality, open source APM, Metrics and Logging solutions aimed to help fellow developers instrument, debug, and monitor applications and infrastructure. You will be deeply involved with the entire team in helping them set up the proper automation to build, test and deliver the product.

The team is diverse and distributed across the world, and collaborates on a daily basis over Github, Zoom, and Slack. 

Specifically you will be responsible for our CI platform which developers utilize to build and test Observability products.

What your impact will be

  • You’ll identify, and solve, bottlenecks in our current SDLC for projects based in Golang, Python, .NET, Java, Ruby, and more.
  • You will contribute substantially to a “day-one” experience where new developers have everything they need to begin to contribute to Elastic products on their first day on the job.
  • You will be instrumental in designing an experience for developers where the automation which drives their software testing is reliable, fast, and can be run from anywhere.

What you will be doing

  • Join the Observability team to help improve the foundations of the automated delivery pipelines for APM products.
  • Improve our continuous-delivery PaaS (Jenkins, BuildKite, GitHub Actions) which enables secure, end-to-end automated testing and delivery for developers who push changes into production multiple times per day.
  • Design and maintain automated processes to package Elastic Observability solutions for on-prem installations.

What you will bring

  • Creative problem solving, strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong experience with the use of Continuous Integration and Delivery tools
  • Good coding skills in one or more programming languages and scripting languages such as Java, Groovy, Python, Bash, Golang, etc.
  • Extensive experience with Docker, AWS or GCP and Linux OS
  • Experience with configuration management systems, infrastructure as code tools, and secrets management (e.g. Ansible, Packer, Terraform, Vault, etc.)
  • Experience managing large-scale automated test suites

What we look for in this role

  • Strong communication skills
  • An opinionated view about developer experience
  • A continuous improvement mindset
  • The ability to closely listen to requirements and to build automated tooling for test suites which are written and managed by the product team

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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