Platform - Software Engineer II - Central Management Platform (R5408)


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.

Elastic’s Central Management platform called Fleet streamlines the life-cycle management of Elastic Agents at scale.  Fleet provides operators with the ability to monitor their agents, manage their binaries and roll out integration configurations and other solutions at scale and across heterogeneous compute environments, all with a click of a button or an API to automate these workflows. 

The Platform Ingest team is looking for an engineer to continue building this central management platform by working with product management, design, and other engineering teams. So if you are looking to work on a high-impact, high-adoption product with a diverse and talented engineering team, please come join us!


What you will be doing:

  • Authoring code on a fully-distributed team of engineers supporting the Platform Ingest team’s mission.

  • Spend time reviewing pull requests, reading and writing design documents, develop automated testing strategies and manual test plans, participate in team and product discussions.

  • Collaborate with product management, design, and other Ingest team to ship compelling features for the central management platform.

  • Collaborate with teams across Elastic to build a platform that serves the needs of other solution teams such as Observability and Security.

  • Foster a culture of mutual respect and collaborative decision-making.

What you bring along:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in software development

  • Strong JavaScript programming skills

  • ​Experience writing automated tests

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as needed

  • Ego-free attitude — we are here for the success of the team and the company

What you might have:

  • Familiarity with the Elastic Stack

  • Experience with React, TypeScript, and NodeJS

  • Experience with Open Source

Engineering philosophy

We believe that engineering complex, pluggable software for the web that is built to last the test of time is both tricky and exciting. Doing so requires a team of diverse individuals, with sharp minds and the ability to empathize with our users, working together with mutual respect and a common mission.

We care deeply about giving you full ownership of what you're working on. Our company fundamentally believes great minds achieve greatness when they are set free and are surrounded and challenged by their peers, which is clearly visible throughout our organization. At Elastic, hierarchy does not determine how decisions get made. We feel that anyone needs to be in the position to comment on anything, regardless of their role within the company.


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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