Cloud - Senior Go Engineer - Applications


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As a Senior Go Engineer on our Applications team for Cloud, you will be primarily responsible for our Terraform Provider/Go SDK but also get to work on our other Cloud offerings as a well rounded engineer. You will participate in coding, crafting solutions, debugging complex failure scenarios, and prioritizing bug fixes and features. You’ll analyze the current system, its strength and limitations.

Some of the things you'll work on

  • Get to lead our Terraform Provider and Go SDK efforts. The Terraform Provider is heavily used by our community and is open sourced.
  • You'll be responsible for helping to manage the community, feature requests, and shaping our API development to meet the community's needs.
  • Combine Elastic’s products (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, Machine Learning, APM) with cloud management technologies to create reliable and scalable Cloud solutions for customers.
  • Work on a global scale, with all the major Cloud hosting providers: AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Work with a team to help build scalable solutions to deliver the best customer experience
  • Be part of a distributed team of engineers from all across the globe
  • Collaborate with other teams within Elastic. Examples include consulting the Elastic Stack engineers with designing new features in a Cloud-compatible way or helping Support with difficult cases.

What you will bring along

  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer, with a track record of delivering high-quality code
  • Solid understanding of Go
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups to accomplish a common set of goals
  • Passion for automation and quality


  • Have built a Terraform Provider in the past
  • Experience with Scala or Java
  • Technical depth in one or more technologies relevant for SaaS (orchestration, networking, containers, etc.)
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  • 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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