Senior Test Automation Engineer (R6016)


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

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 Doing:

  • Join the Ingest team to help improve the delivery pipeline in Elastic Agent and Logstash.
  • Specifically, you will be responsible for our CI platform, evaluation of Jenkins infrastructure migration to Buildkite, maintaining and improving all Ingest CI pipelines (100+)
  • Putting in place the automation framework to help developers write and execute their tests (ie. docker images, Kubernetes setup, integration tests, performance tests, etc) on multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) 
  • Extending our CI pipelines to improve our Software quality with static code analysis and security vulnerability scanners
  • Manage and improve the testing automation setup, i.e. docker images, automation scripts, Kubernetes setup, etc`
  • Collaborate with developers in how to improve the test suites and framework for unit, integration, functional and stress testing
  • Collaborate with other Engineering Productivity teams outside of Ingest in order to share practices and tooling
What You Bring Along: 
  • Creative problem solving, strong troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery tools
  • Experience using Jenkins and/or Buildkite
  • Good coding skills in one or more programming languages and scripting languages (Java, groovy, python, bash, etc).
  • Extensive experience with Docker, AWS or GCP and Linux OS
  • Previous experience developing automated tests for large-scale web applications and back-end services
  • Experience with large scale automated test suites including unit, integration, performance, and functional testing
  • Experience using test frameworks ie. Selenium, Cucumber, JUnit, JMeter, LoadRunner, etc. 
Bonus Points:
  •  Experience with the Elastic Stack

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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