Technical Instructor (R6664)


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

Instructors play a key role in Elastic's Education and Innovation team.

As an Elastic Instructor you will teach our customers how to best use  Elastic products and solutions,  helping them to become successful through the  delivery of  technical training programmes.

As well as teaching, you will work in close collaboration with the Curriculum team to constantly review and improve  training materials, and provide crucial  input into the creation of new training materials.  

As an Instructor you will act as an ambassador of Elastic.


  • Deliver multi-day virtual and on-site Elastic training courses and workshops to enable our customers and drive business value
  • Teach extremely technical concepts clearly and concisely to large audiences in an engaging manner
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum team on the development of new courses and course release updates
  • Collaborate with the Training Operations team for continuous improvement of our LMS (Learning Management System), virtual training platform and processes 
  • Mentor and coach new instructors
  • Ability to work on your own initiative with fanatical attention to detail
  • Strong customer advocacy, relationship building, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working remotely in a highly distributed team
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to accommodate and support changing priorities in a growing company
  • Willing and able to travel up to 50%


  • 3+ years  experience working as an instructor, technical trainer, engineer, developer, consultant, integrator or presales engineer in search or related technologies
  • BS, MS or PhD or equivalent experience in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • Experience as technical instructor or public speaker to various technical audiences (engineers, developers and other technical position) on enterprise infrastructure software technology
  • Being passionate about teaching & education with excellent oral presentation and customer interaction skills in English
  • Background in observability, security, and/or search, as a strong plus
  • Experience with Elasticsearch as a strong plus
  • Experience in curriculum development, as a plus
  • Experience in contributing to open-source projects or documentation, as a plus
  • Community engagements (meetups, conferences, etc), as a plus
  • Knowledge of Java and Linux/Unix environment, software development, and/or experience with databases and distributed systems, as a plus
  • Knowledge of LMSs (Learning Management System) and virtual training platforms, as a plus
  • Fluency in English & German is essential, fluency in other languages is a plus  

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

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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