Elasticsearch - Senior Software Developer (Performance)

Sep 07, 2023


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.

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Software Developer to join our Elasticsearch Performance team with a focus on architecting and developing the automated tooling for benchmarking Elasticsearch ingest and search workloads at scale in the cloud.

What you will be doing

  • Participate in the design and building of tooling and automated processes for provisioning and execution of Elasticsearch performance benchmarking jobs at scale.
  • Defining best practices, methodologies, and guidelines for performance benchmarking   servicing development teams and solution architects.
  • Developing reporting for and interpreting benchmarking results.
  • Investigate and assist in resolving performance escalations and capacity planning issues as required.
  • Address and devise solutions for benchmarking disparate use cases and workloads.

What you will bring along

  • Software development experience with Python required. 
  • Prior experience in the troubleshooting and root cause analysis of performance issues in complex distributed architectures.
  • Cloud orchestration with Kubernetes. 
  • Experience in cloud architectures, service models, and operating across multiple cloud service providers,  assessing tradeoffs from both performance and deployment perspectives.
  • Ability to multitask, effectively manage your time, and collaborate with team members globally across time zones.
  • Familiarity with measuring performance and sizing in Linux VM and container environments. 
  • Experience with performance tuning of Java applications and JVMs.

Bonus points

  • Prior experience with large, distributed search engines and in developing and tuning queries.
  • Prior experience with CI/CD pipelines and Buildkite.
  • Familiarity with the Elasticsearch Query API and building Kibana dashboards is a strong plus.

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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