Cloud - Security Tech Lead


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, and we are looking for a Technical Lead to guide our Cloud Security 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 Cloud Security team is a group of engineers and practitioners that is responsible for the overall security of Elastic Cloud with expertise in domains such as Identity & Access Management, Hardening, Secrets management, Application Security, and much more. You will have a critical role in ensuring the security of an ever scaling multi-tenant cloud environment and the opportunity to work in an impactful, cross-team setting!

What you will be doing:

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with a globally distributed team of talented Security Engineers and Practitioners to define and execute on a Cloud Security Strategy that aligns with our growth.
  • Own initiatives aimed at implementing security controls, reducing risk, establishing a security-first culture, adopting a secure code development practice, contributing to our compliance & regulatory posture, and providing technical leadership for security.
  • Lead or respond to security investigations as necessary, which may include an on-call follow the sun model.
  • Spend time reviewing and writing design documents, reviewing Pull Requests and exploring new ideas.
  • Be a "player/mentor" for the team, getting your hands into code and design where required.
What you bring along:
  • In-Depth knowledge of Security in large multi-cloud environments for 10-12 years. 
  • Successfully defined and executed on a security strategy for a large multi-cloud SaaS environment (AWS, GCP, Azure, or IBM SoftLayer preferred).
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills, and are able to build strong relationships across a dynamic, growing team.
  • Comfortable with large codebases that are using multiple languages and infrastructure as code.
  • Experienced in defining a strategy to follow and adopting that strategy across large multi-role teams.
  • Can provide pragmatic technical leadership for a group of fast moving engineers.
  • Lead by example - you can code when needed, review pull requests and stay close to the team’s work.
  • 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

  • You’ve worked to achieve and maintain compliance for Cloud Environments such as SOC2, SOX, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and FedRAMP.
  • You’ve implemented or designed security controls for Linux & containerized environments.
  • You’ve made contributions to codebases that were adopted or promoted to a production environment.
  • Played a critical leadership role in security organizations within SaaS or software companies.

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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