Security - Senior Software Engineer - Backend

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Elastic is a 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 elastic.co

Elastic Security has an opening for a hardworking and motivated back-end/systems engineer who loves working across the full spectrum of the development lifecycle, impacting everything from idea generation to implementation. We are looking for engineers with a knack for solving sophisticated problems, learning new technologies, and who take pride in scalable, robust, and maintainable code. You will be encouraged to bring fresh ideas and new points of view to the position while demonstrating versatility when faced with evolving requirements. You will work within a collaborative, flexible, start-up development environment, while offered opportunities to lead and expand your skillset. Help us push our technology forward, and use your expertise in networks and systems to craft our world-class security platform.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • We contribute to the architecture, design, and implementation of a highly secure and scalable distributed commercial software product in an enterprise/SaaS/cloud environment
  • Collaborate with team members and coordinated with the continuous integration/continuous deployment processes
  • Ensure efficient and streamlined version control and work flow, helping guide the team in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment
  • Build large-scale, security applications, with an appetite for adopting new technologies while maintaining and implementing computer science fundamentals, as well as concurrency, and performance management
  • Improve the current codebase

What You Bring Along: 

  • 8+ years of experience building and shipping production ready enterprise software
  • Solid experience using Python, Golang, and relational databases to make web applications
  • Familiarity with queuing systems like NATS.io, RabbitMQ/AMQP, Kafka, ActiveMQ, ZeroMQ, etc.
  • Knowledge of HTTP and ability to make a RESTful web application
  • Experience using Linux and developing applications that run on Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, etc)
  • Familiarity with search servers like ElasticSearch or SOLR
  • Experience with service oriented architecture, microservices and containerization
  • Experience in the security space 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

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. 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. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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