Sr. Systems Engineer


Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, 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 Cisco, eBay, 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 and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at

IT Sr. Systems Engineer Overview

We’re always on the search for amazing people. The IT Systems Engineering team consists of people who have a real passion for building systems, monitoring essential applications, integrating cloud products, and automating things that help our Elasticans (our employees) be more productive.  We are agile in our approach, we strive to push the boundaries of our best-of-breed platforms to build a world-class system's operation. Our team thinks smart, plans strategically and builds for scalability, and will push you to do the same. 

We are looking for a Sr. Systems Engineer to join our team.  As Elastic has grown, our  IT environment continues to scale with it to support our business users. The focus of this role will be to help the team scale our application portfolio to help other cross-functional engineering teams focus on our customers.  You should bring with you hands-on experience with Kubernetes, python or Powershell, and CI/CD processes - at scale.  

You will be working with a team of other experienced systems engineers along with our IT operations team that provides our helpdesk-level assistance to our Elasticians. 

What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Provide engineering discipline to ensure minimal user and customer impact as it relates to migrating assets and resources from an on-prem data center to the cloud.  
  • Building out automation using DevOps methodologies for employee and systems lifecycles for IT
  • Solutioning ways to connect Elasticians across the world to our internal IT systems in a secure, frictionless manner.
  • Work on a global scale, with all the major Cloud hosting providers: AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Work and partner with a distributed team of engineers from all across the globe.
  • Help build scalable solutions to deliver the best Elastician experience
  • Understand our company strategy and help to translate it into technical terms and guide our IT teams’ direction to realize it.
  • Work with a distributed team of engineers from all across the globe
  • Help the team define coding practices and standards

What You Bring Along: 

  • Technical depth in one or more technologies relevant for SaaS (orchestration, networking, docker, etc.)
  • Previous experience developing solutions for automating employee lifecycles
  • Previous experience working with stakeholders outside of Engineering
  • Proven experience as a systems engineer, with a track record of delivering high-quality deliverables
  • Strong scripting experience with PowerShell and/or Python
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups to accomplish a common set of goals
  • Technical depth in one or more technologies relevant for SaaS (orchestration, networking, docker, etc.)

Bonus Points: 

  • Experience with on-prem data center systems and networking concepts
  • Experience supporting customer problems and communication
  • Works with open source products
  • Experience with RDBMS as it relates to design and administration
  • Secure coding practices

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

The typical starting Total Cash Compensation range for new hires in this role is between $94,400 and $129,800, which consists of a Base Salary or a Base Salary plus a Target Commission, depending on the specific role. The Base Salary offered may vary depending on factors including skills and experience.

Additionally, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic’s equity plan as well as a range of health & wellbeing, retirement savings, and other benefits within a holistic total rewards offering.

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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