Platform- Go Agent Engineer (R5437)


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.

Platform Ingest at Elastic is responsible for building tools to collect and ingest data easily, efficiently, and quickly. Learn more about them on our website here or even better by testing the data ingestion user experience yourself on Elastic Cloud. We are responsible for Elastic Agent as a unified data collector for elastic solutions, Fleet as a central management platform, Integrations platform as a marketplace experience to discover and build third party integrations to bring data into Elastic stack, and data transformation and processing tooling of Logstash, ingest pipelines and runtime fields.

What you will be working on:

  • Maintain and evolve the current Beats platform, Elastic Agent and Fleet Server, all written in Go.
  • Develop features for macOS, Windows and Linux.
  • Design and build new features for those components.
  • Work with our support team to help customers.
  • Interact with the community, understand their needs and help them use our products.
  • Collaborate with other development teams, quality engineering team and documentation team to execute on product deliverables.
  • Spread the word, write blog posts about features you worked on, speak at conferences, if you are willing to.

The roadmap for the broader team:

  • The main goal for the team is delivering the new ingest experience, consisting of the new Elastic Agent, the Fleet management platform, and the new package management approach to delivering integrations.
  • As part of this new experience, there are multiple improvements across the whole stack that will require the team’s involvement.
  • The team will also need to focus on how to help users transition from the current to the new experience.

What you will bring along:

  • Production experience with Go at scale. 
  • Experience leading technical conversations and coming up with a decision.
  • Experience creating system-level software and back-end services on Linux. 
  • System-level knowledge of either Linux, Windows, or macOS.
  • Operational experience with monitoring systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a great teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work in a distributed team throughout the world.

Bonus Skills:

  • Hands-on experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience gathering data on the edge and shipping them to a central place.


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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