Senior Developer Advocate (R6997)


Elastic is a free and open 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


About the Team:

Developers and community matter. 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 global user-base? Your activities as a Developer Advocate at Elastic include:

The DevRel team's mission is to educate and help our users succeed by being (or the willingness to become) an expert in Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack.

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 North America with a strong preference for Seattle.
  • Create technical content around the Elastic Stack for talks, blog posts, videos, and demos.
  • Speak at virtual and in-person events like conferences, meetups, and lunch & learn sessions in your location and throughout North America.
  • Answer technical questions on Discuss, Slack, social media, and at events.
  • Contribute to Elastic repositories or external ones to integrate better with Elastic technologies.
  • Help users be successful with Elastic’s stack, solutions, and cloud offerings.

What you bring along:

  • Strong technical background and experience.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable working with a highly distributed team.
  • Experience working self-driven and self-organizing.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.

Bonus points:

  • Familiarity with and passion for the Elastic Stack.
  • Proficiency in additional language(s) — speaking or programming (like Golang, Java, or Rust).
  • Production experience with technologies that complement Elastic’s technologies — from Generative AI to Kubernetes.
  • Involvement in past Elastic Community events as speaker or organizer.
  • Experience with open source software or commercial open source companies.

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$113,100$178,900 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$135,900$215,100 USD

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 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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