Group Vice President of Software Development (Pipeline2568)


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

Elastic is searching for an outstanding and experienced Group Vice President of Software development to take the reins of our Platform group (representing over 450 highly skilled software developers), housing our crown jewels, including well-known products like Elasticsearch and Kibana. As the leader of this key team, you will orchestrate the development and enhancement of our platform, which serves as the backbone empowering all our software development teams to build groundbreaking solutions in the realms of search, observability, and security.


  • Leadership: Lead, mentor, and encourage a large and complementary team of VPs, senior directors and distinguished software developers, championing a culture of excellence, collaboration, and innovation. 
  • Platform Excellence: Be responsible for the growth and evolution of our platform through innovation, ensuring it remains ground breaking, scalable, and adaptable to meet the evolving needs of our customers. 
  • Strategic Direction: Collaborate with the executive team and senior leadership team to set the vision, strategy, and long-term goals that align with the business objectives, contributing to Elastic's growth. 


  • Significant experience running large software development teams (200+ people) in one of the following domains : databases, SaaS, cloud services, analytics tools, observability, security, or GenAI 
  • Extensive Engineering Leadership: Proven track record of success in leading large-scale engineering organizations, preferably in a SaaS or technology-driven company. 
  • Technical Competence: Strong background in software development and technology, with a deep understanding of modern software development practices and methodologies.
  • Inspirational Leadership: Humble and ambitious, you have a passion for mentorship and team development, encouraging a culture of excellence, ownership, and growth. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage with C-level executives, stakeholders from different parts of the business and engineering teams alike.

If you're a senior development executive who is ready to tackle an exciting new challenge shaping the future of Elastic, and to lead a dedicated team of software developers in building innovative and industry recognized solutions, we are excited to hear from you. You will have a genuine opportunity to leave an indelible mark on our organization and the industry as a whole.

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. 

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 Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) 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:
$413.80$496.56 CAD

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.

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