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.
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. With the recent acquisition of Optimyze, the developers of Prodfiler, Elastic has added support for datacenter-wide, whole-system, continuous profiling. In the Profiling team within Observability our mission is to profile all your code, everywhere, all the time. Every programming language, every containerisation solution, userland and kernel.
As a Profiling Software Engineer you will be part of a team developing innovative, high quality solutions for CPU, memory and I/O profiling, aimed at helping our customers understand the performance characteristics of their applications down to the very lines of code responsible for consuming resources of all kinds. As a team we thrive on, and encourage, deep understanding of problems and well-engineered solutions. Our work is a mix of low level systems understanding and engineering, combined with large scale data transfer, storage and analysis. On a day-to-day basis this can involve reverse engineering the internals of a programming language runtime, debugging the Linux kernel, implementing ideas from state of the art research papers, developing novel approaches to systems engineering problems, code reviews, writing design documents, participating in our engineering mailing list, debugging issues in our production infrastructure, talking to customers and more.
The team is distributed across the world, predominantly in Europe, and collaborates on a daily basis over Github, mailing lists, Zoom, and Slack.
Work on hard problems - Our long term vision is observability both at scale (entire data center) and in depth (entire operating system). This requires solving a variety of problems involving large scale data gathering/transmission/storage as well as deep understanding of operating system and programming language internals. Along the way we are continuously looking for new technologies (e.g. ebpf) to help us solve these problems.
Work on meaningful problems - Deep/wide observability is a competitive differentiator. Companies that have it can detect problems and opportunities that their competitors cannot, leading to more efficient, scalable and better performing solutions. The margin/cost-of-goods-sold for SaaS companies is largely related to their cloud costs, and improvements on this is a C-level goal for many companies.
Work with smart and curious people - Our existing team has a background in diverse areas and technologies. We hire people with a love of deep understanding and building great software.
Work in a great environment - Elastic strives to ensure employees maintain work-life balance while still being ambitious and playing to win.
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.
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.
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