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Elastic is the company behind the Elastic Stack - Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. From stock quotes to Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, Elastic helps people explore and analyze their data differently using the power of search. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Elastic offers their employees benefits like:

  • 401(k) / Retirement Plan
  • Minimum 16 weeks of parental leave
  • Health coverage & vision insurance
  • Flexible locations & schedules
  • Work from home policy
  • Generous vacation time & paid holidays
  • Job Details

    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're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Elasticsearch - Search Foundations team.  This globally-distributed team of experienced engineers focuses on delivering a robust and feature-rich search experience, including contributing to improving the search experience in Lucene. This is a principal software engineering role that covers leading significant initiatives in the core search areas of Elasticsearch, the design and implementation of new features, enhancements to existing features, and resolving bugs.

    What You Will Be Doing

    • You'll be a full time Elasticsearch contributor, building data intensive new features and fixing intriguing bugs, all while making the code easier to understand. Sometimes you'll need to invent a new algorithm or data structure. Or find one and implement it. Sometimes you'll need to get close to the operating system and hardware.
    • You’ll work with a globally distributed team of experienced engineers focused on the search capabilities of Elasticsearch.
    • You'll be an expert in several areas of Elasticsearch and everyone will turn to you when they have a question about them. You'll improve those areas based on your questions and your instincts.
    • You’ll help us create the future of search within Elasticsearch - building a scalable search tier for our Serverless platform and writing search functionality in ES|QL, our new piped query language as two examples.
    • You'll work with community members from all over the world on issues and pull requests, sometimes triaging them and handing them off to other experts and sometimes handling them yourself.
    • You'll write idiomatic modern Java -- Elasticsearch is 99.8% Java!

    What You Bring Along

    • You have strong skills in core Java and are conversant in the standard library of data structures and concurrency constructs, as well as newer features like lambdas.
    • You work with a high level of autonomy, and are able to take on projects and guide them from beginning to end. This covers both technical design and working with other engineers to develop needed components.
    • You're comfortable developing collaboratively. Giving and receiving feedback on code and approaches and APIs is hard! Bonus points if you've collaborated over the internet because that's harder. Double bonus points for asynchronous collaboration over the internet. That's even harder but we do it anyway because it's the best way we know how to build software. 
    • You've used several data storage technologies like Elasticsearch, Solr, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, or Cassandra and have some idea how they work and why they work that way.
    • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Like we said, collaborating on the internet is hard. We try to be respectful, empathetic, and trusting in all of our interactions. And we'd expect that from you too.

    Bonus Points

    • You've built things with Elasticsearch before.
    • You’ve worked in the search and information retrieval space.
    • You have experience writing code for software-as-a-service or platforms-as-a-service. 
    • You’ve worked on data storage technology.
    • You have experience designing, leading and owning cross-functional initiatives.
    • You've worked with open source projects and are familiar with different styles of source control workflow and continuous integration.


    Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

    The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

    These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

    An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

    Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

    The typical starting salary range for this role is:
    $133,100$210,600 USD
    The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
    $159,900$252,900 USD

    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 an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

    We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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