Security Solutions - Node.js Engineer

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More about Security Solutions

The Elastic Security Solutions team is building a new solution that will become the center of the Elastic security analytics offerings. The Elastic stack is already very popular among the security analyst community, and the Security team has the opportunity to significantly improve the user experience and workflows of security analysts. Challenges include collecting all the relevant data, aggregating and visualising it, detecting and alerting on suspicious events, as well as supporting the investigation phase.

The  team is diverse and distributed. You will be working remotely with people from Germany, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, and more. We meet via Zoom, brainstorm in Google docs, discuss in open GitHub issues, and chat on Slack.

As a Node.js Engineer on the Security Solutions team, you will be part of a team developing a high quality, open source SIEM product aimed to help fellow Node.js developers instrument, debug, and monitor Node.js applications. As part of the 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. 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 SIEM team alongside other team members, working on a Node.js/Typescript codebase inside Kibana.
  • Create Node.js background tasks that do data searches and manipulate large amounts of data.
  • Work on the following in a regular release cadence
    • Add new features
    • Improve the current code base
    • Build enterprise-scale backend REST services focusing towards building security, performance, and scalability into services
  • Collaborate with UI, UX, cross dependant teams like the Kibana and ML teams
  • With the bigger picture in mind, work closely with QA to improve end to end tests
  • Working closely with documentation team at every step for better user experience overall

What you will bring along

  • In-depth experience with Node.js, including Node.js internals.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining reasonably complex software projects with high quality and over multiple years.
  • Having developed or contributed to a performance-oriented Node.js library or tooling is a plus.
  • Interest and experience in various types of automated testing.
  • You know and care about writing performant Node.js code and have traced performance issues yourself. Experience with troubleshooting using Wireshark or tshark is another plus.
  • Experience with Node.js apis such http 1.1, http2, and worker_threads, xjs, REST API, Distributed computing and graphql etc. is a big plus.
  • Ability to work independently in a globally distributed team.


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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 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

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.

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