Engineering Manager - Release Engineering


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.

About the Team

The Platform release team provides the framework, guidance and leadership that empowers product teams to ship Elastic software every three weeks. While the build and release engineers on the team have been working on either the Elastic Stack or the Cloud Platform services for many years, this is a newly formed team that combines both sides of our platform in an effort to increase our release cadence. We have a lot of work ahead of us, from empowering our product teams to take more ownership in the build and release process to moving from a time based release approach to a continuous delivery model via our cloud platform.

Our release infrastructure is powered by technologies such as gradle, Docker, Kubernetes, Tekton CD, Artifactory, Jenkins, Buildkite and languages such as Java and Python. While a technical background in the release and continuous delivery space is required in order to be a good counsel in Engineering discussions, we do not expect regular code contributions.

In this role, you will

  • Lead and mentor a globally distributed team of 6 engineers
  • Build roadmaps and lead prioritization; balance the right amount of structure and planning for a fast paced engineering team with many stakeholders
  • Foster a culture of mutual respect and collaborative decision making

What you bring along:

  • You have experience working in the Release management space
  • You understand the value and power of collaborating across the organization
  • You consider people management as core to your career, and value honing this skillset.
  • You are equally comfortable discussing high-level strategy or deep technical details.

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 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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $126,800 and $174,400, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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