Platform - Software Engineer (CI Systems) (R5152)


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.

About the team

You'll be joining a distributed team of experienced software and platform engineers to have a multiplicative impact on other teams as we redefine CI/CD at Elastic. The CI team’s mission is to provide fast and reliable continuous integration services as part of an Integrated Developer Platform to over 850 Elastic engineers. We enable teams of engineers to deliver the high quality software that enables our users to Search, Observe & Protect.

Our platform is evolving, and so has our approach to CI – we're creating rich services that weave GitHub, Buildkite, Vault, K8s,, GCP, AWS, MacStadium Orka, and more together into a cohesive whole that is easy to understand for developers.

What you bring to the team

  • You're comfortable with a programming language, probably more than one. You value the right tool for the situation over preference.
  • You've written good APIs, designed queuing and pub/sub systems, and crafted resilient services that can scale (and retry) when they need to.
  • Clean code comes naturally to you, and you can advocate for when something needs to be DRY. You love to tinker, experiment and improve.
  • You value developer experience. You draw inspiration from tools like rustc and Poetry, and replicate those ideas wherever you can.

What you will be doing

  • Building fast and resilient event-driven services for CI agent infrastructure at a high scale. We orchestrate compute across K8s, EC2, GCE and more.
  • Enhancing and creating tools and automation that solves problems while abstracting complexity away from the end user.
  • Maintaining IaC like Terraform, Ansible, Containerfiles, Helm charts, and Packer templates and adapting them to frameworks such as CDKTF.
  • Crafting clean and fast CI/CD pipelines that set a great example for all engineers, and sharing that knowledge.
  • Writing documentation that is inclusive, clear, and useful to engineers of varying abilities and skill levels.
  • Participating in rotating 24/7 On-Call support (e.g. PagerDuty) for one in every six weeks.

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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