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You are a software engineer who loves education.  In this role you will help our team of education engineers create new education materials for classroom and online training.  You will also help maintain existing courseware and create software tools for interactive learning.  You will have direct influence on helping us grow and expand our education program by creating new courses for in-person and on-demand as well as helping build a certification program.  The education materials you help build will be used by thousands of people every year!

The right candidate is happy working on your own initiative, and does not require micro-management. Most of the team works remotely, and we are happy to consider you wherever you live. Our main offices in the United States are in Mountain View, California; New York, New York; and Phoenix, Arizona. Do you want to meet lots of new people and teach engineers how to use Elasticsearch? Come join us at Elastic!

Responsibilities:

  • Keep existing Elastic Stack courseware up-to-date with the fast changing features of Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana and Beats
  • Use feedback and survey data from students and education engineers to create new courses and improve existing courses both for in-person and on-demand education
  • Work with the engineering team, education team and subject matter experts to improve existing courses and to create new learning objectives
  • Create scripts, programs, and other similar technical artifacts that will assist the students in their learning environment and labs for courses.
  • Keep up to date with changes and advancements in the Elastic Stack and other similar technologies by following GitHub and other communications while in a parallel getting your hands dirty playing and experimenting with the software and code.
  • Work closely with education engineers to resolve issues with courseware discovered in the field.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 years experience working as an engineer, developer, or integrator in information retrieval or related technologies
  • A minimum of 2 years experience building and developing curriculum, ideally supporting a global team
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • A capacity to learn new things quickly and express your knowledge in a meaningful way
  • Strong knowledge of a programming language (and related ecosystem and libraries) and Linux/Unix environment, software development, and/or experience with search, databases and distributed systems
  • A desire to learn as much as possible about the internals and use cases of the Elastic Stack
  • Strong communication skills while multitasking at a rapid pace
  • Excited to work with a highly distributed team and collaborative environment
  • Experience contributing to an open-source project or documentation 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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $94,400 and $129,800, 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 complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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