Engineering Efficiency - Senior Software Engineer, Tooling and Automation


Elastic is an open source 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 is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our Endpoint Security Engineering Efficiency team. You will be working with former intelligence community and highly talented security industry engineers with extensive security expertise – including the author of Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel. Engineers applying for this role are themselves developers who can use the Elastic stack and Elastic Cloud platform and are passionate about Quality Automation as well as creating usable tools, frameworks and solutions that improve developer productivity. We are strong believers in test automation, framework design and continuous delivery. Engineering Productivity engineers empower our development teams to author stable and reliable code faster.

Tech Stack

  • C/C++, Python, x86/x64 assembly
  • lldb, gdb, Windbg
  • Windows, macOS, and/or Linux kernel development and user space, system level APIs
  • git, Jenkins, TeamCity

What you will be doing

  • Manage a variety of projects related to testing frameworks, tooling, automation, continuous integration, deployment methodology and much more.
  • Write, code review, and run unit tests across platforms for a multi-node virtual and hardware environment.
  • Craft and develop reliable and performant test frameworks to automate endpoint testing.
  • Demonstrate and promote their usage across customer-zero: our engineers.
  • Automate to eliminate human toil in deployment and release testing.
  • Enable shift-left thinking through continuous integration and delivery.
  • Work with our infrastructure teams to improve internal Cloud environments.
  • Utilize the Elastic Stack for testing and introspection of Elastic Cloud.
  • Collaborate across functions and mentor other specialists on a quality mentality.

What you will bring along

  • You believe that a diverse company is a better company, and want to work with people all over the world.
  • Software engineering background with prior experience working as a developer, QA engineer, or software engineer passionate about developer productivity.
  • Strong experience with programming in a statically typed language like Java, Go or Scala.
  • Fixing low-level system APIs.
  • Experience in delivering continuous integration in a SaaS environment.
  • Operational experience with any of the major Cloud providers.
  • Passionate about software quality, developer productivity and release processes.
  • Exposure to configuration management and infrastructure-as-code principles.

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 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 email

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