Senior Engineering Manager (R5427)

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At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Manager to join the machine learning team. This is a front-line engineering manager role for the team that is responsible for developing and integrating statistical tools and machine learning capabilities into the Elastic platform - available for our Search, Observability and Security Solutions. To apply, you do not need to be a machine learning expert, as your experience as a great engineering manager with a track record of delivery in enterprise software platforms is key to success in this role.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Manage, mentor and lead a globally distributed team of experienced engineers
  • Lead the efficient delivery for time-boxed software releases, ensuring high quality and innovative feature development
  • Build roadmaps and lead prioritisation; balance the right amount of structure and planning for a fast-paced engineering team
  • Work with our Product Management team to ensure requirements and the “why” are clear
  • Foster a culture of mutual respect and collaborative decision-making
  • Promote knowledge sharing with team, organisation and community
  • Support development and training through regular coaching and performance evaluations
  • Identify staffing requirements and help drive recruitment of high quality colleagues

What You Bring Along

  • Experience leading distributed teams (~10 people)
  • Real passion for data, analysis and achieving excellence
  • Strong written and spoken English communication skills
  • Collaborative style, open communicator, distributed experience
  • Self-motivated, good attention to detail and highly organised
  • Your heart in the right place, a good sense of humour and a genuine interest in the people you work with

Experience in some of the following areas would be ideal

    • Software engineering experience Java, C++
    • Distributed systems design and development
    • SaaS experience
    • Experience with the Elastic Stack
    • Industry experience in machine learning
    • Speaking/presenting at tech conferences

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 donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (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 an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster; Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster; and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.

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