Tech Lead, Elastic Common Schema / Open Telemetry (R6404)


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About the role

Elastic Common Schema (ECS) is one of the most robust open source logging and security event schemas in the world, and now it's merging with the Open Telemetry (OTel) project from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to ensure widespread adoption and support for all Elastic users and beyond. You can read more about this contribution and all that it means for the open source community on our blog post.

We are looking for a data and product-focused Tech Lead to help lead this critical merger and continue to work full-time on this open standard.

What you will be doing:

  • Spearheading the technical contribution of ECS to OTel
  • Working in the open on OTel schema RFCs to support security use cases
  • Mentor engineers throughout Elastic as they also engage with OTel to propose and contribute schema changes
  • Advocate for user-focused decision making for all schema changes
  • Help guide roadmap decisions related to schema implementation and management on various Elastic teams

What you bring along:

  • Background working directly with data schemas, ideally in an open source environment
  • Track record of working autonomously to deliver meaningful solutions to real user problems 
  • Experience influencing how a team works and what they work on
  • Ability to thrive in a highly distributed and collaborative environment
  • Production experience with Elasticsearch

Nice to have:

  • Experience in cybersecurity
  • Production experience with Elastic Agent or Beats
  • Experience working on a widely-used open source project
  • Experience working on a technical standards body or committee

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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

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