Platform Ingest - Go / OTel Engineer (R7890)


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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 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.

The Platform Ingest team is looking for an engineer who will represent Elastic in the OpenTelemetry community. You will work with product management, design, and other engineering teams.

By embedding the OpenTelemetry collector within the Elastic stack:

  • OpenTelemetry Collector will become the best edge data collector and processor available
  • Elastic will foster elimination of vendor lock-in and promote data interoperability
  • OTel users will be able to migrate from one backend to the other, w/o changing their on-prem footprint
  • OTel users will benefit from Elastic’s battle-tested visualizations, analytics, and machine learning capabilities.

What you will be doing:

  • Authoring code on a fully-distributed team of engineers supporting the Platform Ingest team’s mission, specifically around OTel collector.
  • Participate in technical architecture discussions and cross-team efforts.
  • Represent Elastic in the OTel community, influencing the community towards a shared vendor neutral vision that benefits Elastic and our users
  • Spend time reviewing pull requests, reading and writing design documents, developing automated testing strategies and manual test plans, and participating in team and product discussions, both in the open source community and internal projects
  • Collaborate with product management, design, and other Ingest teams 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:

  • Production experience with Go at scale
  • Experience with Open Source
  • System-level knowledge of Linux
  • ​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 working in a Kubernetes based SaaS environment

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
  • Increase your impact - We match up to $2000 (or local currency equivalent) for financial donations and service
  • 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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