Job description

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 phenomenal 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.

Do you want to work on distributed search and analytics software which impacts the lives of millions of people? We are looking for an outstanding build/release engineer who loves solving problems. We’re not interested in your previous job title. Instead, we are looking for bright people with a deep knowledge and love of shipping software with a desire to take on new challenges.


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 clearly visible in our organization. At Elastic, we effectively don’t have a hierarchy to speak of. We feel that anyone needs to be in the position to comment on absolutely anything, regardless of their role within the company.

Right now, we are looking to add a talented Build/Release Engineer to join our Elasticsearch team and focusing on the build infrastructure of Elasticsearch.

*Whatyou will be doing****

  • Managing the build and release process for Elasticsearch

  • Working with the internal infra team on Elasticsearch CI

  • Simplifying and automating developer workflows

  • Keeping abreast of tool chain changes (e.g., improvements in Gradle, the JDK, etc.) and adapting the Elasticsearch build accordingly

  • Collaborating in open source with the ES team and the Elastic Stack users

*Whatyou will bring along****

  • Deep knowledge of at least one build system (preferably Gradle) and one CI system (preferably Jenkins)

  • Experience managing large builds

  • Practical experience routinely shipping production software

  • Follows JDK mailing lists


  • Experience deploying and operationalizing software in production

  • Knowledge of packaging (like RPM / Debian) and experience with Docker

  • Strong shell skills

  • Strong on Java/Groovy in general

  • Tenacity towards problem solving


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 paid in full 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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