Platform SRE - Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Capacity)

Distributed, EMEA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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

The Platform SRE Capacity team’s purpose is ensuring customers have reliable access to our SaaS infrastructure while optimizing for cost-effectiveness. We are looking for people interested in designing and building intelligent software solutions that maximize the efficiency necessary to scale a large, multi-Cloud platform.

What you will be doing:

In this role you will

  • Participate in Software Engineering and design intelligent algorithms that solve challenging infrastructure scaling problems in a Cloud-agnostic way.
  • Maintain large-scale capacity across multiple Cloud Service Providers.
  • Utilize customer usage data to make targeted decisions.
  • Greenfield cost management solutions.
  • Work closely with your teammates and collaborate with other Elastic Platform Engineering teams on cross-team projects.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
  • Participate in our Follow-the-Sun On-call rotation.
What you bring along:
  • You are either a Software Engineer with real interest, and ideally some experience in Linux systems, networking, monitoring and automation; or an experienced sysadmin or systems engineer with professional skills in Linux, preferably on distributed systems at scale, and a demonstrable interest and experience in using software engineering to solve operational problems.
  • You are comfortable writing software in Go or you are eager to learn it.
  • You have extensive experience integrating APIs. Bonus points for AWS/Azure/GCP APIs!
  • You have experience using at least one Public Cloud: AWS, GCP, Azure, Softlayer or OpenStack.
  • You are a strong communicator and love sharing your knowledge.


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

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