elastic Advanced Analytics - Sr Software Engineer NLP

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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, Beats, and Logstash — we help people around the world do great things with their data. From stock quotes to 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. We unite Elasticians across 30+ countries (and counting!), 18 timezones, and 30 different languages into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

Machine Learning at Elastic

Machine Learning (ML) for the Elastic Stack allows users to better understand the behavior of their data. We have developed an unsupervised machine learning engine that can plow through large amounts of data and automatically find those insights our users today have been proactively finding using search. Current use cases include finding anomalies within transactions / operational metrics, detecting uncharacteristic user behavior or finding malicious devices.

We have an exciting roadmap and are looking to hire an extraordinary NLP Software Engineer to join us. You will have an amazing opportunity to join a small, highly experienced team where you can make an immediate impact and contribution to the development of our new machine learning offerings.

Your primary focus in our team will be driving forward development of NLP features in the Elastic Stack. You will be working and collaborating with exceptional engineers in the machine learning and core Elasticsearch teams.

What you will be doing

  • You will design and implement exciting NLP features in the Elastic Stack
  • In this position you will work with senior technical leads and product management to prioritise, design and deliver new NLP features
  • You will promote knowledge share and collaboration in a distributed team
  • In collaboration with the project lead you will incubate and grow a virtual NLP team
  • You will build and maintain a NLP testing and development environment
  • You will collaborate with the community on bugs and performance issues and assist our support engineers with tougher customer issues

What you will bring along

  • Proven industry experience in NLP
  • 5+ years experience Java / C++(Python is an extra)
  • Excellent mathematical capabilities with an educational background in a relevant discipline such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science
  • A self-motivated and collaborative style. Be an open communicator
  • Experience with a globally distributed team
  • Good attention to detail and highly organized
  • Real passion for data, analysis and achieving excellence
  • Team lead experience is a bonus
  • Experience with the Elastic Stack is useful, but not mandatory

Additional Information:

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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