Enterprise Search - Principal Software Engineer

at Elastic

At Elastic, 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, Logstash, and Beats — we help people around the world do great things with their data. From stock quotes to real time 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. The Elastic family unites employees across 30+ countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

Imagine a single search bar for all of your online applications. The search bar processes your natural language, applies cutting-edge interpretation, then sends queries to Elasticsearch, the leading RESTful search engine for fast, relevant search results at scale. That’s what we’re building, and we think it’s going to change how people work online. We’re seeking a talented software engineer, communicator, and leader to help us bring this product and vision to life.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • You will build next-generation search products and scale advanced distributed systems, such as our web crawler and Enterprise Search connectors.
  • You will collaborate with and mentor international teammates in a mostly text-based, asynchronous, remote-first team environment with occasional video calls and twice yearly in-person conferences. You’ll be hands-on with the team and codebase, reviewing work and providing constructive feedback.
  • You will help define the team’s overall strategy, collaborating on a product roadmap and then breaking it into technical deliverables. You’ll act as an important and communicative part of an engaged and spirited team.

Our Team Style:

  • We appreciate articulate and “low ego” people who want to grow as part of a team.
  • We welcome diversity in all forms, thought above all. We embrace strange and risky ideas and appreciate characters of all sorts.
  • We hold each other accountable and work to a high standard. We take pride in the frequent, safe and graceful delivery of innovative and valuable features.
  • We embrace open communication and challenge. We appreciate positivity and vigilance and strive for autonomy, trust and personal and professional growth.
  • Our stack is in Ruby, Java/JRuby, and Javascript. We welcome any language background and get deep into Elasticsearch.

What You Will Bring:

  • Previous experience in a technical leadership role wherein you defined product goals and iterated them into scaled software. You understand that what you build needs to empower and engage the customer, the person.
  • Excellent practical judgement. You know how to prioritize, when to collaborate and ask for help, and when to be independent.
  • Measured and articulate written and spoken communication skills. You work well with others and can craft concise and expressive thoughts into correspondence: issues, investigations, documentation and onboarding material.
  • An interest in learning new tools, languages, workflows and philosophies that can help you grow. You can function well in an environment that drives towards change.

If this sounds interesting, we would love to hear from you! Please include whatever info you believe is relevant: resume, GitHub profile, code samples, blog posts and writing samples, links to personal projects, etc.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People:

We're looking to hire team members invested in realizing the goal of making real-time data exploration easy and available to anyone. As a distributed company, we believe that diversity drives our vibe! 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.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Equity
  • Global minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave (moms & dads)
  • Generous vacation time and one week of volunteer time off
  • 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.

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. 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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