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Elasticsearch - Principal Software Engineer (Java)

Elastic, Distributed, EMEA

Solving World Data Problems


Elastic is a free and open 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.

We are on the lookout for a Principal Java Engineer to join our Elasticsearch Delivery team. The mission of the team is to enable Elasticsearch developers to be productive and efficient, ensure the stability of build and continuous integration environments, and develop the testing infrastructure, tooling and automation in support of Elasticsearch development, quality assurance and developer workflows.

Do you want to work on distributed search and analytics software which impacts the lives of millions of people? We’re not interested in your previous job title. Instead, we are looking for forward-thinking people with a deep knowledge of Java, algorithms, and concurrency, who have experience contributing to and managing large Java codebases, with knowledge of CI/CD systems and practices and Java build tools, and who love to solve new challenges.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading large impactful projects that evolve the developer workflows for Elasticsearch engineers enabling them to be as productive and efficient as possible.
  • Shaping our build and continuous integration environments.
  • Design and build tooling and automation for Elasticsearch development.
  • Driving strategy for how Elasticsearch deploys in the cloud.
  • Solving difficult issues, including performance or concurrency issues, and proposing solutions.
  • Collaborating in the open with the Elasticsearch team, Elastic users, and other supporting open source projects.

What you bring along:

  • Experience contributing to and managing large Java codebases.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD systems and practices (Jenkins, Buildkite etc).
  • Knowledge of Java build tools (Gradle, Maven, Bazel etc), with a strong preference for Gradle experience.
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux and shell scripting.
  • Experience of Container runtimes (e.g. Docker) and orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes).
  • Experience solving complex issues.
  • A high level of autonomy. The distributed nature of the company offers freedom to work when and how you see fit, but also requires team members to work independently, and reach out for help when stuck.

Bonus points:

  • Experience running Elasticsearch at scale.
  • Experience maintaining open source libraries.

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 complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form

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About Elastic

The Elastic Story We have a simple goal to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the company behind the popular open source projects — Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash — we help people around the world do great things with their data. 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.

Founded in 2012 in Amsterdam by the people behind Elasticsearch and Apache Lucene, Elastic set forth a vision that search can solve a plethora of data problems. The origins of the company start back in 2010, when Shay Banon wrote the first lines of Elasticsearch and open sourced it as a distributed search engine. With the rise of cloud computing and changes in IT infrastructure demanding requirements such as real-time search across infinite amounts of structured and unstructured data, Shay foresaw the need for a new type of software to solve today's real-world data problems. Steven Schuurman, Uri Boness, and Simon Willnauer shared in Shay's vision, joining forces to create the Elastic company we have today. Since then, the creators of Kibana, Logstash, and Beats have joined the Elastic family, rounding out a product portfolio known as the Elastic Stack, which is used by millions of developers around the world. The Elastic family unites employees across 32 countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

Want to learn more about Elastic? Visit Elastic's website.