Oppex - Software Engineer (Java)

Full Time
1 month ago

Elastic is a free and open 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 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 visible in our organization. 

At Elastic, we effectively don’t have a hierarchy to speak of. We feel that you should be empowered to comment on really anything, regardless of your role within the company.

Right now, we are on the lookout for a talented Java Engineer to join our Elasticsearch opex team and focus on understanding Elasticsearch performance, optimization, and best practices for the production environment. You can be based (pretty much) anywhere in the world.

What you will be doing

  • Designing and implementing new horizontally scalable features and APIs in our product
  • Optimizing internal data structures used to understand Elasticsearch under the hood
  • Tackling difficult issues, including performance or concurrency issues, and proposing solutions
  • Collaborating in the open with the Elasticsearch team, Elastic support engineers, and others 
  • Make our customers and our support engineers greater

What you will bring along

  • Strong in Java in general, including concurrency concepts and the standard library of data structures
  • Willingness to dive into new issues and ask for help when you need it
  • Experience deploying and operationalizing software in production
  • Strong shell skills
  • Experience leading projects involving multiple engineers
  • Ability to plan design implement and lead projects independently
  • Experience with the ELK stack
  • Basic knowledge of any relational database with a preference for Postgres

Bonus Points

  • Knowledge in GO
  • Experience with Kafka, docker, Kubernetes
Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. 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. 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.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • 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

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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