Cloud - Backend Engineer - Deployment Monitoring (R5180)


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 Deployment Monitoring team builds solutions that help our customers identify, prevent, and resolve deployment health issues on Elastic Cloud. We achieve this by providing customers and platform operators with visibility into deployment health, building self-service tools and diagnostics, and by reducing the impact of issues through proactive monitoring and remediation.

You are a thoughtful, fast-learning Scala or Java backend engineer who seeks a deep understanding of the code and tools they work with. You support your teammates with insightful code reviews and constructive feedback, and you enjoy learning from and collaborating with their peers. As a core member of this team, you’ll work closely with engineers, designers, and product managers to define back-end requirements and build features for administering Cloud deployments. You’ll build APIs and services that enable sophisticated front-end user experiences and help the team maintain a healthy, high-quality codebase.

What you will be doing:

  • You’ll build and maintain back-end APIs that will enable sophisticated front-end user experiences. Cloud deployment administrators will use your features to rapidly diagnose and address health issues, which is critical to success in their role.
  • Help to deliver the roadmap of the team while suggesting and implementing projects that mitigate technical debt.
  • Write comprehensive tests that provide confidence in the stability and function of our APIs and services.
  • Collaborate with other experienced engineers, designers, and other stakeholders as we build features together that meaningfully move the needle for our users and our business.

What you bring along:

  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, and empathy.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong collaboration and written communication skills.
  • Strong back-end experience in a JVM-based language (Java, Scala).
  • Experience with building maintainable, testable software.
  • Experience writing automated tests.
  • Passion for consumer-oriented API design principles.
  • Desire to be part of a globally distributed team.

Bonus points:

  • Experience in Go.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Elastic products is a plus.
  • Exposure to Observability, Performance, or Availability tools or services.

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.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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