Kibana - Senior Software Engineer (Maps)


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About The Role

You will be a hands-on developer in the Kibana Maps team which is responsible for the UI that we provide to help users analyze, communicate and share their geospatial data.  You will be building new features in Maps, helping to deliver the roadmap of the Kibana Maps team, mitigating against technical debt, and providing support to other parts of the Kibana team.

Some of the things you'll work on

  • Innovate, lead and contribute to the front-end and Geo visualization experience of Kibana using JavaScript
  • Work on Kibana, a popular open source project, to help people around the world do great things with their data
  • Help define how developers build Kibana now and into the future
  • Help define the future of data analysis in Kibana while embracing continuously-evolving modern web technologies
  • Write comprehensive tests, including unit tests, service-level, HTTP-level, UI component, and browser-level integration tests that provide confidence in the stability and function of Kibana
  • Collaborate with other experienced engineers, designers and other stakeholders both in Elastic and our open source community, as we work together to build clean user interfaces by providing the best UX for our users 


  • Experience in web mapping and geospatial application development including mapping libraries and spatially-enabled relational databases
  • Strong JavaScript programming skills
  • TypeScript experience
  • ​​Experience with modern JavaScript tooling like React, Redux/MobX/Flux, ES6
  • Deep understanding of the design, implementation, and consumption of REST APIs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with git
  • Strong experience developing scalable, high performing services and applications
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills 

Nice to have

  • Experience with Node.js
  • Record of inheriting existing medium-to-large scale projects
  • Experience using or managing the Elastic Stack and Kibana
  • Experience with data visualizations

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  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

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