Principal Golang Engineer


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The Cloud Security Posture team is responsible for helping users protect their cloud-native environments using policy management and cloud security enforcement. As a Full Stack Engineer at Elastic on the Cloud Security Posture team, you will be working on the frontend and BE APIs in Kibana committed to serving the cloud security posture users. You'll be working with the engineering team and product management to build high quality, intuitive and innovative UIs and robust API to drive the experience.

What you will be doing: 

  • You’ll chip in end-to-end (backend + frontend) implementations to Cloud Security on top of the Elastic stack, a free and open platform, providing users with capabilities to protect their cloud-native environments using policy management and cloud security enforcement. 
  • You’ll lead excellent methodologies on both the frontend and backend sides, contributing to a reliable foundation and an engaging user experience.
  • You’ll drive product focused engineering efforts to invent and ship valuable and meaningful features to an excited market.
  • You’ll work in React, Typescript and Golang.

What you bring along:

  • 10+ years of experience leading enterprise-grade features into a large scale web applications 
  • In-depth experience in Golang and JavaScript frameworks like React and TypeScript.
  • A curiosity about learning new tools, languages, workflows and philosophies that can help you grow. You can function well in an environment that drives towards change. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a phenomenal teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • The ability to work in a distributed team throughout the world.
  • Passion for building value to millions of users of the Elastic stack.

Bonus points: 

  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes - a huge advantage
  • Familiarity with the Open Policy Agent - a significant advantage
  • Experience in developing a security-related SAAS product - an advantage 

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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

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