Elasticsearch - Senior or Principal Engineer - Query Languages

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We're looking for a Senior / Principal Java Engineer to join the Elasticsearch - Query Languages team, focusing on building and improving support for additional query languages such as SQL and PromQL. This is a senior software engineering role that covers new features, enhancements to existing features, and resolving bugs. We design and write code (including automated tests) and documentation. We review one another’s code via GitHub pull requests, and we investigate and fix bugs. We do all of this transparently on GitHub. Our work involves writing query parsers to understand the language through to executing queries using the Elasticsearch search API and adding additional logic to process the responses into the appropriate form to return to the user. We also suggest and make improvements to the search API so it will provide adequate support for these query languages.

Elasticsearch is a distributed application written in Java, dedicated to performance and scalability. We’re looking for Senior engineers who are able to design new product features while thinking through the concurrency and performance implications of those designs.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Building and evolving the query language support in Elasticsearch.
  • Contributing improvements to the wider Elasticsearch product to be able to better support query languages.
  • Prototyping new ideas and experimenting openly.
  • Working closely with cross product teams to expand query language offerings at all levels of the Elastic Stack.
  • Collaborating in the open with the Elasticsearch team, Elastic Stack users, and others supporting open source projects.

What You Bring Along:

  • Hands-on technical experience in software engineering with a focus on server side Java development
  • Highly proficient in Java, conversant in the standard library of data structures and concurrency constructs, as well as newer features like lambdas.
  • Strong algorithm implementation and optimization skills
  • Deep understanding of query language concepts
  • Experience with parser/lexers like ANTLR
  • Experience developing against at least one query language, e.g. SQL or PromQL

Bonus Points:

  • Strong knowledge of database and data stores internals
  • Experience with rule-based systems Search and analytics tools
  • Worked in open source before and are familiar with different styles of source control workflow and continuous integration.
  • Built things with Elasticsearch before, and understand how distributed systems operate and the limitations and advantages.

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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

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