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.
We are on the hunt for a Director of Customer Engineering to steer the direction for our customer architect team. At Elastic, our solutions are tailored to provide Observability, Cybersecurity, and Search, and we need a leader who is technically adept and can drive our teams to ensure our customers derive the most value from our offerings.
In this leadership position, the ideal candidate is a unique blend of a people-focused, business-driven, and technically-savvy leader. You will directly oversee a high performing team of Customer Architects. Having an intimate understanding of our technical solutions is crucial to empathize with your team's challenges and derive strategic solutions.
The Director of Customer Engineering plays a pivotal role in representing Elastic at the forefront. Given the intrinsic technical nature of our offerings, it's crucial for the Director to be proficient in the intricacies of our solutions, ensuring they can effectively communicate their value and drive consumption.
This role requires frequent face-to-face engagements, making it essential for the candidate to excel at in-person presentations, discussions, and building strong relationships rooted in technical trust. With the span of West and Central regions and the need to touch base with a wide array of customers, travel becomes inherent to this role. Candidates should be primed for 25% travel, geared towards promoting and amplifying the consumption of our Elastic solutions across the Americas.
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At Elastic, we value leaders who can drive both people and strategies towards success. If you're ready to be the bridge between technical nuances and customer success in the Americas, we'd love to have a conversation.
Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary plus a variable component, that together comprise the On-Target Earnings (OTE). On-Target Earnings (OTE) are based on a 70/30 pay mix (base salary / target variable).
The typical starting OTE range for new hires in this role is listed below. This range represents the lowest to highest OTE 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 range may be modified in the future.
An employee's position within the OTE 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.
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