elastic Cloud Engineering Director

Posted on July 8th, 2019

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.

The Elastic Cloud team is growing rapidly and we are now looking to add an Engineering Director to help make this a positive experience for the team and help us continue to deliver quality work. Our team is a dynamic and rapidly growing group of engineers based all around the world, covering a multitude of countries and timezones. We're solving some very hard problems with innovative tech and have fun along the way. This is a great opportunity to help lead our Cloud Engineering efforts and make an immediate impact to our strategy and implementation.

What You Will Be Doing:
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience leading teams of software engineers
  • Experience running a distributed team is a plus
  • 5+ years as a hands-on software engineer (C++, Java, Scala, C#, or Python or similar programming languages) so you understand the core principles of the engineering work that is going on in your team
  • Work with the rest of Cloud and Product Management to define projects and plans
  • Manage a hiring roadmap to expand our team
  • Help the team manage projects and roadmaps against release targets
  • Works with other Leads to make changes impacting multiple projects.
  • Work with the teams to ensure good engineering practices are being followed.
  • Lead multiple software projects simultaneously
  • Remove barriers blocking the team
  • Own the performance management process for your teams
  • Help individuals grow and the team be successful
  • Be a respectful, communicative teammate
  • Your heart at the right place, good sense of humour and ability to form connections with the people you work with
What You Will Bring Along:
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • You’ve built software for a SaaS service
  • Solid experience with 3rd party Cloud hosting services (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
  • A love for automated testing
  • 5+ years experience leading teams of software engineers
  • Experience running a distributed team is a plus
  • 5+ years as a hands-on software engineer (C++, Java, Scala, C#, or Python or similar programming languages) so you understand the core principles of the engineering work that is going on in your team
  • Your heart at the right place, good sense of humour and ability to form connections with the people you work with
Bonus Points:
  • Distributed systems design and development
  • Experience supporting customer problems and communication
  • Speaking/presenting at tech conferences
  • Managing on-call schedules (PagerDuty, VictorOps, etc)
  • Open source projects and companies
  • Secure coding practices (static code analysis, security code reviews, etc.)
Additional Information:
  • 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. 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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