elastic SIEM - Director of Engineering

Posted on May 3rd, 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.

Elasticsearch is the distributed search and analytics engine that sits at the core of the Elastic Stack. The development team is organised into functional area teams, each with a technical area lead. We are looking for a Director of Engineering who will take responsibility for people management and software delivery, working with the close support of technical area leads. You don’t always need to be the person with the answer or the person making the decisions, but instead should be able to guide discussions to help the team make decisions together. The Elasticsearch team includes engineers from all around the globe so the ability to work within a distributed team is essential.

More about SIEM

The Elastic SIEM team is building a new solution that will become the center of the Elastic security analytics offerings. The Elastic stack is already very popular among the security analyst community, and the SIEM team has the opportunity to significantly improve the user experience and workflows of security analysts. Challenges include collecting all the relevant data, aggregating and visualising it, detecting and alerting on suspicious events, as well as supporting the investigation phase.

The SIEM team is diverse and distributed. You will be working remotely with people from Germany, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, and more. We meet via Zoom, brainstorm in Google docs, discuss in open GitHub issues, and chat on Slack.

What you will be doing

  • Manage, mentor and lead a globally distributed team
  • Lead the efficient delivery for time-boxed software releases, ensuring high quality and innovative feature development
  • Work with our senior engineers and Product Managers to define requirements
  • Foster a culture of mutual respect, collaboration and consensus based decision-making
  • Stay true to the principles of software development as adopted by our team
  • Build roadmaps and lead prioritisation; balance the right amount of structure and planning for a fast paced engineering team
  • Support the development and training of direct reports through regular performance evaluations
  • Hold 1-on-1s and develop performance evaluations for direct reports
  • Participate in interviewing and drive hiring and significant team growth
  • Be an awesome person to work with, somebody who sincerely cares

What you will bring along

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience leading teams of software engineers
  • Significant work as a hands-on software engineer so you understand the core principles of the engineering work that is going on in your team
  • Experience with security products, especially in the area of security analytics or SIEM.
  • Your heart at the right place, good sense of humour and a genuine interest in the people you work with

Experience/ interest in some of these areas would be nice

  • Deploying and operating SaaS in production
  • Delivering on-premise software
  • Development of web applications
  • Open source projects and companies
  • Automated testing
  • Communication and organization in large, distributed teams

Additional Information

  • Competitive pay and stock grants
  • An environment in which you can balance great work with a great life
  • Passionate people building great products
  • Employees with a wide variety of interests

#LI-AD1

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.

 

Apply for this Position