Senior Software Engineer (Go, Linux, Kubernetes) (R6316)


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

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Software Engineer to join our Elastic Security Solution team. This candidate will be responsible for designing and developing technical solutions on the Cloud Native Integrations team

This person should have experience with cloud-native deployments and architecture. They should be able to keep up with these technologies to ensure the solution evolves and remains highly effective!

What You Will Be Doing

  • Build an innovative container security solution to protect applications throughout the entire software development lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with other Elastic engineering teams when working on cross-team efforts.
  • Guide product-focused engineering efforts to invent and ship valuable and significant features to an emerging market.
  • Engage with and mentor capable engineers as we work together to introduce compelling solutions.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Work in a distributed team

What You Bring Along

  • Professional and in-depth experience with Go with strong analytical and debugging skills
  • Thorough understanding of Kubernetes and its ecosystem
  • Comprehensive knowledge of security best practices while working with Kubernetes
  • Experience with the Linux operating system and familiarity with the kernel
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups to accomplish a shared set of goals
  • Ability to work independently

Bonus Points

  • Deep understanding of the Linux process execution model
  • Experience with BPF and/or Linux security modules
  • Experience with Kubernetes Operators & Controllers development
  • Experience building telemetry-based observability and security products
  • Knowledge of the Elastic stack and 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 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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