Cloud – Technical Lead

Website Elastic

Enterprise search software

Overview

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 Philosophy

Engineering a highly complex distributed system that is easy to operate via elegantly designed components and APIs is a non-trivial effort. It requires solid software development skills, and more importantly, a sharp mind and the ability to think like a user. We also care deeply about giving you full ownership of what you’re working on. Our company fundamentally believes great minds achieve greatness when they are set free and are surrounded and challenged by their peers, which is clearly visible in our organization. We feel that anyone needs to be in a position to comment on truly anything, regardless of his or her role within the company.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for technical design and work in several functional areas of Elastic’s Cloud offerings. You will lead by example and should participate in coding, debugging complex failure scenarios, and triaging bugs. You’ll analyze the current system, it’s strength and limitations. You will participate in roadmap and project planning efforts and will have ownership for delivering it. You’ll be participating in project management efforts as the teams execute on plans, and you’ll have a role in communicating progress and status to stakeholders.

Some of the things you’ll work on

  • Guide cross-team designs and help create a Cloud-wide high level architecture
  • Support Area Leads in building roadmap (up to 3 months) in the future for their Area
  • Spend some time attending weekly meetings for Areas managed by other Tech Leads
  • Be an expert on what’s going on in their own Areas. Have a basic knowledge of what’s going on it other Areas. Contribute to discussions across Cloud
  • Ownership for technical quality of the code (design, test, etc) across multiple Areas, and provides feedback to the team to align the team with development processes
  • Works with managers to provide feedback on people for performance reviews and career development purposes.
  • Provide technical leadership across several functional areas in the team like Kubernetes, Docker Orchestration, Stack features integration, and more
  • Combine Elastic’s products (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, Machine Learning…) with cloud management technologies (Kubernetes, Docker…) to create reliable and scalable Cloud solutions for customers
  • Work on a global scale, with all the major Cloud hosting providers: AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM Cloud etc.
  • Work with team to help build scalable solutions to deliver the best customer experience
  • Have a scope that covers contributing to technical plans and direction within Cloud and across other product teams in Elastic
  • Understand our company strategy and help translating it into technical terms and guide our Cloud product’s direction to realize it
  • Create technical designs and build POCs for new efforts, validating a wild idea works before committing to it
  • Work with a distributed team of engineers from all across the globe
  • Be a contact point in Cloud for other teams within Elastic. Examples include helping Support with difficult cases or consulting the Elastic Stack engineers with designing new features in a Cloud compatible way
  • Be hands on with the codebase. Review work done in the team, and provide constructive feedback
  • Help the team define coding practices and standards

Requirements

  • Previous experience providing pragmatic technical leadership for a group of engineers
  • Previous experience in a role with ownership for technical direction and strategy, preferably in a start-up or scale-up environment
  • Previous experience working with stakeholders outside of Engineering
  • Proven experience as a software engineer, with a track record of delivering high quality code, preferably in Go or Java
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals and groups to accomplish a common set of goals
  • Technical depth in one or more technologies relevant for SaaS (orchestration, networking, docker, etc.)

Benefits

  • 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

To apply for this job please visit jobs.elastic.co.