Logstash - Senior Java Engineer

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The Logstash project is an open source streaming ETL (extract-transform-load) tool that is capable of capturing data from multiple sources, reshaping and enriching, and pushing it to multiple destinations. It is structured around a set of more than 200 plugins and a core platform that wires these plugins together into one or multiple continuously processing pipelines. The project is written in a mix of JRuby and Java.

Our team is small and distributed across the globe and we communicate mostly through Slack, GitHub, email and Zoom.

What you'll be doing:

  • Maintaining, contributing and leading the development the core platform and plugins
  • Engaging with multiple public GitHub repositories and community forums
  • Caring for the needs of our users and enterprise customers
  • Contributing to development process, improving tools and automation
  • Collaborating with other teams to drive product goals
  • Working together with the support organization to help our customers.

What you'll bring:

  • Ability to work in a remote-first environment, which implies excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills
  • Critical thinking, autonomy and being proactive
  • Backend focused programming skills with Ruby and Java (or at least one plus willingness to work with the other)
  • Knowledge of message brokers (like Kafka, RabbitMQ, JMS), database technologies (namely JDBC), non-RDBMS databases (like MongoDB and Neo4j) and any sort data streaming technology
  • Familiarity with typical programming support tools such as Travis, Jenkins, GitHub, Git
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering discipline and 3+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience with JRuby and the rest of the Elastic Stack is a plus

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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 1% of your salary
  • 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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