Cloud Workload - Software Engineer (Go + Kubernetes)

Elastic, United States

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 looking for an outstanding Software Engineer to join our Elastic Security Solution team. This candidate will be responsible for designing and developing technical solutions related to cloud runtime security on the Adaptive Workload Protection team (AWP).

The AWP team provides visibility, instrumentation and protection for dynamic cloud workloads and infrastructure. Our solution aims to observe and protect our customers’ cloud workloads running in Kubernetes, and virtual machines.

A part of the AWP team is the Infrastructure and Response Team whose mandate is to move Elastic Security Runtime protection to support the major cloud providers. Our aim is to create a new vertical within Elastic Security that will see cloud assets being protected in real-time.

The right candidate will be empathetic and thoughtful; Matched with their technical abilities in building microservices that scale and their knowledge of container orchestration technologies. They will help design and develop *new* products to support Cloud Security Runtime Protection. They will work alongside Product Managers, our Linux Kernel and external teams driving Cloud support within Elastic Security.

What You Will Be Doing

At Elastic, we want you to succeed, and we’ll be here to support your journey. You’ll have the opportunity to

  • Work alongside a team of experienced Backend and Infrastructure Engineers to develop observability and security features within new services created by the team.
  • Innovate and contribute to the Cloud Security experience by developing microservices in Go, and Rust
  • Support external teams by creating tooling and consumable infrastructure with your experience in Kubernetes and Terraform
  • Help define the future of runtime protection in Cloud Security while embracing continuously-evolving modern backend and infrastructure technologies
  • Write comprehensive tests, including unit, service-level, and end-to-end tests, that provides confidence in the stability and function of the service the team creates and releases
  • Collaborate with other infrastructure and control plane teams to innovate on different deployment models as Elastic Security evolves to natively support cloud environments.

What You Bring Along

  • Strong system-level programming skills Go
  • Deep understanding of Kubernetes internals
  • Excellent debugging skills in a Linux environment
  • Deep understanding of at least one of the major cloud providers and their cloud-native architecture, user management, and APIs interactions.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with git
  • Years of experience developing scalable, high-performing services and applications
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience writing automated tests

Nice to Have

  • Kubernetes experience developing Controllers and/or Operators
  • Practical experience with Terraform
  • Practical experience developing immutable infrastructure
  • Record of green-fields rapid development and prototyping
  • Experience using or running the Elastic Stack, Agent and/or Endpoint
  • Experience with data visualizations


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

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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.

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