Release Engineer

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Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, 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 Cisco, eBay, 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 and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

Every three weeks, we release a new version of the Elastic Stack and Solutions. And while release days consist of building and shipping 500+ artifacts to the different release channels (Elastic registry, Maven Central, Red Hat Catalog and so on), we’ve made it a non-event! The infrastructure and automation built and maintained by the Platform release team is pivotal to Elastic’s success. We’re continuously evolving our release workflow and increasingly pushing boundaries towards a Continuous Delivery model to our Cloud offering. There are many challenges ahead of us, and we’re looking for the person that will help us solve them and keep our releases non-events, regardless of our scale. Does this sound like you?

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Maintain and evolve Elastic build and release infrastructure
  • Collaborate with product teams across the organization to integrate new artifacts into the Unified Release Process
  • Evangelize and mentor others on the topic of build and release management
  • Proactively identify and fix the issues in tooling and processes
  • Be part of a distributed team of engineers from all across the globe

What You Bring Along:

  • Your experience in the software delivery ecosystem, working on CI/CD pipelines
  • A deep understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle: building, packaging, testing and releasing
  • A passion for working across the org and interacting with internal customers
  • Experience with Docker and knowledge of its ecosystem.
  • Experience with build automation frameworks like Gradle or Maven and languages such as Java and Python

Bonus Points:

You don't need to have all of these items, but these represent the types of work you will do on the team.

  • Experience with Jenkins, Tekton CD, or other similar CI/CD technologies
  • Experience with Kubernetes and knowledge of its ecosystem.
  • Independent and driven, you have invested in your organizational skills and know how to “get in the zone” to focus on writing code
  • Understanding the power of async communication, you can clearly and concisely communicate about technical and architectural problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
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 committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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