Sr. Design Technologist (R7830)


Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions 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 Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, 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. Learn more at

About the role

Elastic is seeking a highly creative and versatile Design Technologist to join the team that builds A Design Technologist on Elastic’s web team is a problem solver, designer, and creative coder at heart. As a caretaker of Elastic's web properties, including our flagship website, this person will translate their visual design, user experience, and front-end engineering skills into cohesive, extraordinary experiences for Elastic's customers.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Developing the systems we use to build and support Elastic's websites
  • Collaborating with our brand design team to continually refine our design language
  • Advocating for user-centric design and development practices
  • Designing and building end-to-end web experiences
  • Supporting and collaborating with external teams that rely on our systems
  • Concepting and prototype UX interactions and motion studies
  • Working closely with your peers to build a culture of excellence for our team

What You Bring Along

  • 5 years of relevant experience in design and front-end development at a tech-forward company
  • A mastery of visual and user experience design
  • A deep understanding of modern HTML and CSS
  • Proficiency in modern web development, including JavaScript, TypeScript, and React
  • Experience writing clear, elegant code as part of a team
  • Experience with version control and modern deployment practices
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • A strong portfolio showcasing public-facing websites, products, engaging microsites, design systems, or anything else you think is relevant

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in SaaS or enterprise software
  • Experience with scripting languages, like Python and Ruby
  • Experience with web optimization, A/B testing, and accessibility

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
  • Increase your impact - We match up to $2000 (or local currency equivalent) for financial donations and service
  • 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 We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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