Elasticsearch - Principal Software Engineer - Query Engine - Elastic
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We're looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join the Elasticsearch Query Languages team.
This is a globally-distributed team of experienced engineers whose mission is to provide our Elastic users with flexible, powerful, and robust expression languages to query data. As a software engineer in the team, you will work on designing and implementing ESQL, a new query language for faster, iterative analytics, as well as adding enhancements to existing features and resolving bugs.
You’ll work with a globally distributed team of experienced engineers focused on query capabilities of Elasticsearch.
You'll be an expert in Elasticsearch query languages and execution engines and everyone will turn to you when they have a question about them. You'll improve those areas based on your questions and your instincts.
You'll be a full time Elasticsearch contributor, building data intensive new features and fixing intriguing bugs, all while making the code easier to understand. Sometimes you'll need to invent a new algorithm or data structure. Or find one and implement it. Sometimes you'll need to get close to the operating system and hardware.
You'll work with community members from all over the world on issues and pull requests, sometimes triaging them and handing them off to other experts and sometimes handling them yourself.
You'll write idiomatic modern Java -- Elasticsearch is 99.8% Java!
You have experience implementing query languages, including optimiser and planner components; You have strong skills in data processing, distributed systems or search;You have strong core Java skills and are conversant in the standard library of data structures and concurrency constructs;
You work with a high level of autonomy, and are able to take on projects and guide them from beginning to end. This covers both technical design and working with other engineers to develop needed components.
You're comfortable developing collaboratively. Giving and receiving feedback on code and approaches and APIs is hard! Bonus points if you've collaborated over the internet because that's harder. Double bonus points for asynchronous collaboration over the internet. That's even harder but we do it anyway because it's the best way we know how to build software.
You've used several data storage technologies like Elasticsearch, Solr, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, or Cassandra and have some idea how they work and why they work that way.
You have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Like we said, collaborating on the internet is hard. We try to be respectful, empathetic, and trusting in all of our interactions. And we'd expect that from you too.
You've built things with Elasticsearch before.
You’ve worked on data storage technology.
You have experience designing, leading and owning cross-functional initiatives.
You've worked with open source projects and are familiar with different styles of source control workflow and continuous integration.
Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary. This role does not have a variable compensation component.
The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below. In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below.
These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.
An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.
Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program. Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.
The typical starting salary range for this role is:
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
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