APM - Node.js Agent Engineer

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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, and Logs 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.


As a Node.js Agent Engineer on the APM team, you will be part of a team developing a high quality, open source APM product aimed to help fellow Node.js developers instrument, debug, and monitor Node.js applications. As part of the agent team, you’ll be deeply involved with the entire codebase and take on responsibilities for new features, improving the resource footprint and roadmap planning. You will also be engaging with the open source community.


You will also collaborate closely with the APM Server team when adding new features to the server API and with the UI team to ensure that we deliver the best possible experience for Node.js developers.

The team is diverse and distributed across the world, and collaborates on a daily basis over GitHub, Zoom, and Slack.

What you will be doing

  • Join the Node.js APM Agent team alongside two other persons on the team.
  • Improve the Node.js agent for Elastic APM
    • Add new features
    • Build new integrations with popular Node.js modules
    • Improve the current code base
  • The agent is open-source, so the job includes handling community pull requests, issues, etc
  • Collaborate with APM Server and UI teams to ensure the best experience possible for Node.js developers

What you will bring along

  • In-depth experience with Node.js, possessing broad knowledge of JavaScript in general and Node.js internals.
  • Previous experience developing APM products or optimization related code. ie.
    • You have worked developing an APM product
    • You have developed or contributed to a performance improvement oriented Node.js library or tooling
  • You know and care about writing performant Node.js code and have traced performance issues yourself.
  • Experience and interest in going deep on advanced topics such as async context propagation, libuv, V8 (garbage collection, memory structure, microtask queue etc), CPU profiling and the like.
  • Experience with Node.js apis such as async_hooks, stream, http2, and worker_threads, as well as popular job queuing libraries etc. is a big plus.
  • Ability to work independently in a globally distributed team.

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Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

At Elastic, we strive to have parity of benefits across regions. While regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of people is the right thing to do.

  • Health coverage for you and your family.
  • Flexible location and schedule 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.

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