Elasticsearch - Principal Java Engineer - Security

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powertofly approved What Elastic Has to Offer:

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
  • 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


    Engineering a distributed system that is easy to operate via elegantly designed APIs is a challenge. It requires software development skills and the ability to think like a user. We care deeply about giving you ownership of what you’re working on. Our company believes we achieve greatness when they are set free and are surrounded and challenged by their peers. At Elastic, we effectively don’t have a hierarchy to speak of; we feel that you should be empowered to comment on anything, regardless of your role within the company.   Our team builds Elasticsearch, the heart of the Elastic Stack.

    We're looking for a Principal Java Engineer to join the Elasticsearch - Security team, focusing on making Elasticsearch more secure for our user community.  This is a senior software engineering role that covers new features, enhancements to existing features, and resolving bugs. We design and write code (including automated tests) and documentation. We review one another’s code via GitHub pull requests, and we investigate and fix bugs. We do all of this transparently on GitHub.  Security is a broad term, and we work on a variety of features in that space - Authentication, Authorization, Auditing, TLS and Certificate Management, Cryptography. We’re responsible for the sorts of things that show up under a “Security” heading on a product feature list. Here’s exactly that list for the Elastic Stack

    Elasticsearch is a distributed application written in Java, dedicated to performance and scalability. We’re looking for Senior engineers who are able to design new product features while thinking through the concurrency and performance implications of those designs.

    What You Will Be Doing:

    • Evolving the security features of Elasticsearch.
    • Implementing authentication, authorization, and other security protocols within Elasticsearch.
    • Building the foundation of security for the ELK Stack using knowledge of cryptographic primitives and security trade-offs.
    • Prototyping new ideas and experimenting openly.
    • Collaborating in the open with the Elasticsearch team, Elastic Stack users, and others supporting open source projects.
    • Working with the community on bugs and performance issues and assisting out support engineers with tougher customer issues.

    What You Bring Along:

    • Hands-on technical experience in software engineering, with a strong focus on server side Java development
    • You are highly proficient in Java, conversant in the standard library of data structures and concurrency constructs, as well as newer features like lambdas.
    • Very strong algorithm implementation and optimization skills
    • Experience securing applications and knowledge of security protocols.
    • Experience with Identity and Access Management  / Authentication and Authorization 
    • You've led projects with multiple engineers that collaborated across areas of the business

    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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