Senior SEO Program Manager (R5935)


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.

Elastic is seeking a Senior SEO Manager to join our current SEO and Brand Marketing organization. This manager will be chartered with developing a large-scale, enterprise SEO program building and executing a global search strategy. Elastic’s online presence is extremely important for the success of our business and this position plays a critical role in our global growth plans.

A successful candidate is a subject matter expert in search engine optimization and an excellent communicator. They take pride in their ability to educate and influence stakeholders on the value of SEO, adopting and evangelizing SEO best practices. Their understand the complexities of technical SEO and are willing to design and deliver insightful audits to help inform teams to continuously improve our results. Their ability to formulate metrics and create regular reporting will be instrumental in communicating performance and insights to the entire organization.

Along with other internal SEO experts, brand, and content leaders, this person will use a host of best-in-class search and content marketing tools to succeed in this role. Elastic’s extended teams including Product Marketing, Growth & Regional Marketing, and Product Engineering are highly engaged and willing to assist with organic search growth efforts. You’ll look forward to partnering with these teams to build a long term roadmap and drive improvements across multiple digital and content experiences - blogs, resources, product content, and highly technical documentation.

What you’ll do:

  • Own the development of an international SEO strategy focused on establishing technical and on-page best practices at scale in key geographical markets
  • Design an Elastic SEO center of excellence with consistent SEO principles and defined maturities to guide sustainable SEO growth
  • Partner with cross-functional product and marketing regional teams to prioritize SEO opportunities and content gaps in key markets to maximize organic visibility and return on investment
  • Support our technical Elastic documentation team and their growth strategies
  • Provide SEO training to regional teams and get processes implemented in a timely manner
  • Own the development and communication strategy of global organic search performance reporting
  • Own the in-depth website audit workflow and communicate and drive technical improvements across teams
  • Assist with in-depth competitive analysis and adhoc research requests from stakeholders
  • Help manage internal SEO support requests via internal ticketing system

What you bring:

  • 10+ years of hands-on SEO, experience in high-tech, B2B software sales, and/or PLG business models is most desirable
  • Strong analytical skills and deep experience with using tools like Tableau and Looker
  • Demonstrable success building enterprise SEO strategies
  • Strong understanding algorithms and ranking methods
  • Expert communication and presentation skills
  • Power user of best-in-class SEO tools like SEMrush, Botify, Ahrefs, Content Harmony, Google Search Console, and Google Analytics
  • Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Comfortable working on a fully distributed team

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.

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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $128,100 and $176,200, 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 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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