Observability - Integrations Ecosystem Team Lead


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 elastic.co.

The Observability team is in charge of developing solutions that focus on application developers and engineers that run infrastructure and services supporting these applications. Elasticsearch is an efficient datastore for logs, metrics, and application traces, supporting the three pillars of observability. The Observability team builds and maintains solutions that make getting insights from this data turnkey and efficient, such as our APM, Infrastructure Monitoring, Logs, and Uptime solutions. When developing these solutions, we think about the problem end-to-end: how do we automatically collect data from common data sources, how do we store it efficiently in Elasticsearch, how do we present this information to the user, what actions do we take on the insights from the data? All of these aspects are important in bringing a turnkey solution to the market.

A key part of this vision are the integrations, which provide the glue between our solutions and multiple data sources. As part of the transition to Fleet, Elastic is currently performing a great evolution in how integrations are developed and delivered to users, enabling a whole new experience that will provide a whole new ecosystem of collaboration for the community.

In order to nurture and foster this initiative, the Ecosystem team provides the tooling, solutions and documentation needed to support the development of integrations by multiple parties and their delivery for the final users, enabling an end-to-end experience. The team engages with the internal teams developing integrations, partners and the community.

The team is diverse and distributed across the world, and collaborates daily over GitHub, Zoom, and Slack. Thus, the ability to work within a distributed team is critical. You don’t always need to be the person with the answer or the person making the decisions, but instead should be able to guide discussions to help the team make decisions together.

What you will be working on 

  • Manage, mentor, and lead a globally distributed team.
  • Work with the teams at Elastic delivering integrations in order to design, plan and deliver the best tooling for integration development.
  • Evolve our current offering for integrations delivery.
  • Manage the relationship with partners and collaborators contributing to the integrations ecosystem.
  • Support the different parties contributing integrations to the integrations ecosystem.
  • Lead the efficient delivery for time-boxed software releases, ensuring high quality and innovative feature development.
  • Work with our Product Management team to define requirements.
  • Foster a culture of mutual respect, collaboration and consensus based decision-making.
  • Stay true to the principles of software development as adopted by our team.
  • Build roadmaps and lead prioritization; balance the right amount of structure and planning for a fast-paced engineering team.
  • Identify resource requirements and help drive recruitment of high quality colleagues.
  • Support the development and training of direct reports through regular performance evaluations.
  • Be an awesome person to work with, somebody who sincerely empathizes with others.

What you will bring along

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent software engineering experience.
  • Experience leading distributed teams of software engineers (people manager, tech lead) as well as other managers.
  • Experience leading cross functional and cross organizational projects.
  • Experience as a hands-on software engineer so you understand the core principles of the engineering work that is going on in your team.
  • A compassionate approach to communication, a good sense of humour, and a genuine interest in the success and growth of the people you work with.
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups to accomplish a common set of goals.
  • Comfortable shifting between projects and wearing a variety of hats.

Bonus Skills

  • Experience contributing to an open-source project.
  • Experience with monitoring solutions.
  • Experience with plugin-based systems and marketplace 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 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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