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We are looking for a Principal Performance Engineer to join the Elasticsearch team to focus on helping us understand how Elasticsearch performs and scales under workloads representative of our three main solutions: search, observe, protect. You will have an opportunity to build performance analysis tools, investigate complex performance issues, and socialize performance-engineering best practices throughout the company and our community.
Here are the kinds of questions you'd be helping us answer:
In order to answer these questions, you will help us craft, execute, and interpret realistic benchmarks based on actual usage of our products. You will play a key role in shaping Rally, our macro-benchmarking framework for Elasticsearch. Come help us define and refine our benchmarking and analysis methodologies, and scale our ability to improve performance across our products.
Some skills, experience, and traits that would help you succeed include:
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.
The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $135,900 and $186,900, 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.
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