Enterprise Search - Automation and Tooling, Principal Engineer


Elastic is a search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co

The Enterprise Search team develops a suite of products focused on providing turn-key search solutions for modern applications and organizations. Our products enable developers in organizations to harness the speed, scale, and relevance of Elasticsearch without heavy lifting.  Elastic Workplace Search can be easily deployed in your organization to unify your Content platforms into a single searchable experience for your colleagues. Elastic App Search provides a rich set of APIs for ingestion and searching content along with an intuitive UI for analyzing and tuning relevance, and an open-source library to quickly implement rich search experiences. Elastic Site Search is a SaaS offering that provides an instant setup to add a search box to your web properties rapidly. 

We are determined to provide the Elastic Enterprise Search solution with the highest level of product and code quality. We are seeking an experienced engineer to provide our developers tooling and confidence through robust CI pipelines and test automation. Specifically, you will be responsible for putting in place the test setup to help developers write and execute their tests and help maintain our CI platform and infrastructure. 

What you will be doing

  • Join the Enterprise Search team to help improve the delivery pipeline
  • Manage and improve our Jenkins CI pipelines
  • Manage and improve the testing automation setup
  • Collaborate with developers on how to improve the test suites and framework for unit, integration, functional, and stress testing.

What you will bring

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing projects and dependencies across multiple teams
  • Creative problem solving, strong troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery tools
  • Experience using Jenkins and building Jenkins plugins
  • Experience in Jenkins administration, especially of large-scale instances
  • Excellent coding skills in one or more programming languages and scripting languages (Ruby, Java, Python, Bash, etc.).
  • Previous experience developing automated tests for large-scale web applications and services
  • Experience with large scale automated test suites including unit, integration, performance, and functional testing
  • Experience using test frameworks, e.g., Cypress, Selenium, Cucumber, JUnit, JMeter, LoadRunner, etc.

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

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

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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