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Freedom & Creativity in Engineering @ Elastic: Careers & More

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Freedom & Creativity in Engineering @ Elastic: Careers & More
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Elastic, the leading platform for search-powered solutions, invites you to go inside their technology organization.

🌐 Thousands of organizations worldwide count on Elastic to power mission-critical systems. That includes over 50% of the Fortune 500 and 17,000+ customers like Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon.

During this session, we:
  • 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 12:05 PM ET / 9:05 AM PT - Welcome & Keynote from Tony Meehan, Vice President of Engineering at Elastic Security
  • 12:15 PM ET / 9:15 AM PT - Panel Discussion & Audience Q+A featuring:
  • 12:55 PM ET / 9:55 AM PT - Closing Remarks from PowerToFly
  • 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT - Breakout Sessions with Recruiters
  • 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT - Event Concludes

About Elastic: Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, they help enhance customer and employee search experiences, keep mission-critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how they work. They’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mindset that is at the core of their culture.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, and Deloitte, resulting in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Tony Meehan
Tony Meehan
Vice President of Engineering at Elastic Security

Tony is on a mission to protect the world’s data from attack! He believes we can build a more open culture in security with improved transparency, openness, and collaboration to safeguard users.

Previous to Elastic, Tony worked as a vulnerability and exploit developer at the National Security Agency in an office called Tailored Access Operations.

Tony is also passionate about the art of storytelling. He’s an award-winning performer for stories based on his personal experience as an amputee, husband, and father.

Madhura Chopda
Madhura Chopda
Director of Engineering, Security Analyst Experience

My name is Madhura Chopda and I currently work at Elastic as director of engineering leading enterprise security analyst experience team. I have been here for ~3 years. I lead a team of awesome engineers and leaders who are passionate about making an impact, build performant enterprise security software, believe in open culture and collaboration. It has been a great journey so far.

I started my engineering career working in access, provisioning and identity management at Persistent Systems in Pune, India in 2004. A serendipity brought me to the silicon valley in 2007 and that shaped my career into enterprise security further. For 12 years I have had the pleasure of being associated with ArcSight’s enterprise security solution suite. My work included numerous projects related to data collection, parsing, normalization, data storage, monitoring, config mgmt, etc. I am very passionate about working with people.

My source of energy and my support system is my family. They always make sure that there is never a dull moment when I am at home.

I look forward to being part of another great group here

Stacey King Poling
Stacey King Poling
Director, Platform Engineering Productivity

I am a devops, observability, and integration engineer with 15+ years of leadership - accomplished in a broad scope of technology, technical product management and driving initiatives for transformation.

Seeing the whole picture, finding the gaps and improving the process overall is what I do best. Most importantly- I am REALLY, REALLY good at creating relationships and building bridges between the silos - creating true DevOps culture.

It really fires me up to improve quality in any area that I can find, turning resource waste into revenue generation. The reality is, if you get the environments supporting code in a fast, seamless, failure-proof way and deploy code that is high quality and fully tested – spending less time in triage or outages - you have more time for innovation and developing better, customer-focused products - all driving an increase in business. Who doesn’t love that?

Raya Fratkina
Raya Fratkina
Director, Software Engineering (Stack - Kibana)

I am an applied scientist, a software engineer, a business analyst, and a product manager... and I have over 15 years of experience managing development teams. My interests and experience focus on search, knowledge management, data visualization, and interaction design. I have worn many different hats, but what I like most is helping a team invent, design, and build great applications that serve end users. Because great software is always a team effort.