Kibana - Principal Software Engineer

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About The Role

You will act as a hands-on developer of the Kibana Platform team which is responsible for the architecture, tech stack, and plugin system in Kibana. This team lays the groundwork for other teams to build end-user applications and features. You will work on many key projects and initiatives partnering closely across all Elastic teams. You will be responsible for delivering the roadmap of Platform team, reinforcing the quality of work, managing the technical debt, updating the project status, and providing support for the other parts of the Kibana team.

Some of the things you'll work on

  • 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
  • Work with the tech lead to architect a large JavaScript project designed to be actively developed for decades while embracing continuously-evolving modern web technologies
  • Build tooling for managing isolated sets of npm dependencies across discrete modules
  • Contribute to a localization framework that is designed to scale with any number of rendering 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
  • Provide enhancements to our Continuous Integration pipeline
  • Collaborate with other experienced developers both in Elastic and our open source community, including code and technical design reviews

Requirements

  • Strong JavaScript programming skills
  • Deep knowledge of Node.js
  • Understanding of many legacy JS frameworks and at least one modern JS framework such as Angular.js and React.js
  • Experience with the release process: Source code control, package installers, build scripts, Jenkins, etc.
  • Experience working with continuous Integration platforms. Jenkins experience is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of the design, implementation, and consumption of REST APIs
  • Principal level engineering skills with 10+ years of experience developing scalable, high performing services and applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills

Nice to have

  • Experience with a statically typed language (e.g. TypeScript, Flow, Go, Java, etc)
  • Record of inheriting existing medium-to-large scale projects
  • Have worked on software that is distributed as installable artifacts (not a SaaS)
  • Have worked on software with a plugin system
  • Experience using or managing the Elastic Stack and Kibana

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

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