Platform SRE -Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Networking) (R4659)


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.

About the role:

Elastic Cloud is a fully managed service for the Elastic Stack, Security, Observability, and Enterprise Search solutions. We are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer specialized in Cloud Networking to guide our Cloud Infrastructure Team.

Our service is operated at planet scale - across major Cloud providers in 50 plus regions across the world, hosting mission-critical workloads for thousands of customers in every industry! The Platform Infrastructure team is a group of engineers and practitioners responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure behind the Elastic Cloud - this includes our Cloud Network Infrastructure as well as Cluster Networking (e.g Kubernetes) and the automation of all administrative functions using industry-standard tooling.

What you will be doing:

In this role you will

  • Design, Manage and migrate networks to private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures, from major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
  • Ensure that our network infrastructure is keeping up with our customer and business needs.
  • Scaling, planning, and executing network component deployments across all of Elastic’s infrastructure.
  • Troubleshooting connectivity issues, routing problems, firewalling, and anything related to the network substrate of Elastic.
  • Automating deployment, monitoring, and alerting solutions.
  • Respond to network incidents.
  • Ensure our networking infrastructure costs are kept in check.
  • Be security minded, partnering with other departments, and collaborating successfully.
  • Act as a consultant to other SRE and SWE teams when network infrastructure or Linux networking knowledge is required.
  • Participate in “Follow-the-Sun” On-call rotation.
What you bring along:
  • Excellent networking skills, with knowledge of protocols such as IP/IPv6, TCP/UDP, BGP, VXLAN, VRRP, DNS.
  • Good knowledge of any public CSP network components (Load balancers, VPC peering/Transit gateways, VPN connectivity).
  • A troubleshooting mindset with the will to investigate unforeseen connectivity problems.
  • Independently execute relatively complex tasks from beginning to end.
  • Help and mentor other Site Reliability Engineers.
  • Ego-free attitude — we are here for the success of the team and the company.
Bonus points:

You don't need to have all of these items, but these represent the types of work you will do at Elastic Cloud

  • Containers & Linux Networking (kernel networking tunables, iptables).
  • Kubernetes cluster networking (CNIs, Service ports, Ingress).
  • Good understanding of the intricacies of managed network services (e.g managed WAN services) within the scope of major Cloud Service Providers.
  • Experience with the Elastic Stack, preferably around network monitoring and observability.
  • VPN access service technologies (OpenVPN, Wireguard).
  • You are comfortable writing Software to automate orchestration tasks at scale (we commonly use Python, Go, and Shell scripting).

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 up to $1500 (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 committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. 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. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please email

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