Senior Developer Advocate (R4977)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

Community matters. Our users and contributors have helped ensure that the Elastic Stack (including Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is more than just code — they are free and open projects that people love to use and love to talk about. Community is core to our company identity.

Are you the kind of person who is keen on sharing technology with the world and supporting our tech community? That includes in-person or virtual conferences or meetups and Discuss, Slack, or GitHub. The Community team's mission is to educate and help our users succeed.

If you read this far and think, "that's me!" you probably won't need to read any further, and we should have a conversation. But if you doubt the type of experience we expect you to have, the following should help clarify.

What you will be doing:
  • Foster the Elastic Community in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) with a focus on the Nordics (Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Finland)
  • Create technical content around the Elastic Stack for talks, blog posts, videos, and demos
  • Speak at virtual and in-person events like conferences, meetups, or lunch and learn sessions in your region and throughout EMEA
  • Answer technical questions on Discuss, Slack, social media, and at events
  • Help users be successful with Elastic’s stack, solutions, and cloud offering
What you bring along: 
  • Strong technical background and experience
  • Experience with Python and its ecosystem
  • Familiarity with and passion for the Elastic Stack
  • Demonstrated ability to create compelling content about technology — including speaking, writing, and demoing
  • Empathy for the community to help them solve their issues, provide internal feedback to make Elastic’s products better, and fix pain points where possible
  • Comfort working with a highly distributed team
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
Bonus points:
  • Proficiency in additional language(s) — speaking or programming
  • Involvement in community events as speaker or organizer with bonus points if it involved Elastic’s products
  • Experience with open source software or commercial open source companies

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 donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (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 an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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