Group Vice President of Software Engineering (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 Engineering to take the reins of our Platform engineering group (representing over 450 highly skilled engineers), 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 engineering 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 engineers, championing a culture of engineering 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 engineering 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 engineering 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 engineering executive who is ready to tackle an exciting new challenge shaping the future of Elastic, and to lead a dedicated team of engineers 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.

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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