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Elastic Observability - Senior Go Engineer, Agents in Boston, Massachusetts

Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, 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 Cisco, eBay, 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 and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co .

The Observability team is in charge of developing solutions that focus on application developers and engineers that run infrastructure and services supporting these applications. Elasticsearch is an efficient datastore for logs, metrics, and application traces, supporting the three pillars of observability. The Observability team builds and maintains solutions that make getting insights from this data turnkey and efficient, such as our APM (https://www.elastic.co/solutions/apm) , Metrics (https://www.elastic.co/solutions/metrics) , Logs (https://www.elastic.co/solutions/logging) and Uptime (https://www.elastic.co/uptime-monitoring) solutions. When developing these solutions, we think about the problem end-to-end: how do we automatically collect data from common data sources, how do we store it efficiently in Elasticsearch, how do we present this information to the user, what actions do we take on the insights from the data? All of these aspects are important in bringing a turnkey solution to the market.

What you will be working on:

  • Maintain and evolve the current Beats platform, Elastic Agent and Fleet Server, all written in Go.

  • Develop features for macOS, Windows and Linux.

  • Design and build new features for those components.

  • Work with our support team to help customers.

  • Interact with the community, understand their needs and help them use our products.

  • Collaborate with other development teams, quality engineering team and documentation team to execute on product deliverables.

  • Spread the word, write blog posts about features you worked on, speak at conferences, if you are willing to.

The roadmap for the broader team:

  • The main goal for the team is delivering the new ingest experience, consisting of the the new Elastic Agent, the Fleet management platform, and the new package management approach to delivering integrations.

  • As part of this new experience, there are multiple improvements across the whole stack that will require the team’s involvement.

  • The team will also need to focus on how to help users transition from the current to the new experience.

What you will bring along:

  • Production experience with Go.

  • Experience creating system level software and back-end services on Linux.

  • System-level knowledge of Linux, Windows or MacOS.

  • Operational experience with monitoring systems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a great teammate with strong analytical, problem solving, debugging, and troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to work in a distributed team throughout the world.

Bonus Skills:

  • Hands-on experience with Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience monitoring or operating Kubernetes clusters.

  • Experience developing ETL pipelines.

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 committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. 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. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiV7br5dGLslC__KPuDNBii1x6cQnlm59L8b4293O2eFxbMA/viewform) .

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