Search - Senior Backend Engineer

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Elastic is a search company with a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the creators of the Elastic Stack, we help thousands of organizations including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, Verizon, and many more use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. We have a distributed team of Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting), and our diverse open source community spans over 100 countries. Learn more at elastic.co

We are hiring software engineers to join our Swiftype core engineering team and work on our search platform and products that power hundreds of millions of queries a month.

 What You Will Be Doing:

  • Build next-generation search products to help our customers effortlessly find the information they need
  • Develop and scale complex distributed systems such as our web crawler and Enterprise Search connectors
  • You will write flexible systems to efficiently and quickly consume a multitude of datasets
  • Improve, maintain, and scale the Swiftype search platform and help create a tighter integration with Elasticsearch

Our Team Style:

  • You will join a small team of engineers to solve difficult problems at scale
  • You work well collaboratively and enjoy growing and learning together
  • You are not afraid of hard problems, but are pragmatic about what you spend time on
  • You will help us to deliver new functionality frequently and safely

Technologies In Use:

  • Ruby, JRuby, and JavaScript, though new team members have joined with backgrounds in Java, Python, and more.
  • Elasticsearch, MySQL, MongoDB, Kestrel, Hadoop+Hive, and Redis
  • Nagios, Sentry, and New Relic
  • Nginx, Unicorn, Puma, and HAProxy
  • Chef, Jenkins, Slack, and Git

What You Will Bring:

  • You possess excellent practical judgement. You should know how to effectively allocate your time when solving hard problems
  • Experience with or ability to learn the technologies we use
  • You are able to take complex product goals and efficiently deliver working software in logically consumable pieces

If this sounds interesting, we would love to hear from you! Please include whatever info you believe is relevant: resume, GitHub profile, code samples, links to personal projects, etc.

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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.

  • Healthcare for you and your family in many locations.
  • 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.

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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