Golang Developer - Elastic Beats Team- Leading Open Source Company

Elastic · Sep 3rd 2017

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Elastic builds software to make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Founded in 2012, the company develops the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack (commercial features), and Elastic Cloud (a SaaS offering). To date, there have been more than 100 million cumulative downloads. Backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with more than $100 million in funding, Elastic has a distributed workforce with more than 500 employees in 30 countries.

We are currently looking to add a talented Golang Developer to our Beats Team. 

The Beats platform is the basis for building open source shippers that collect all kinds of operational data, store it in Elasticsearch, and visualize it with Kibana. They collect data from edge servers, and are used to power application monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, and network monitoring. We currently have five official Beats: Filebeat for gathering logs, Packetbeat for network traffic, Metricbeat for metrics, Winlogbeat for  Windows event logs, and Heartbeat for uptime monitoring.  In addition, the open-source community has created over 40 Beats, collecting data from all sorts of sources.

All current Beats are written in Golang.

The Beats team is responsible for maintaining the official Beats, for creating new ones, as well as for supporting the community around Beats. The team is diverse and distributed across the world from USA and Europe to Asia, and collaborates on daily basis over Github, Zoom, and Slack.

Please include a short note on why you are a fit for this role.

Things you will do:

  • Write open source Golang code for maintaining different Beats.

  • Dive into new technologies and figure out how to best monitor them.

  • Define and create new Beats.

  • Work with our support team to help customers.

  • Answer community questions.

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

Skills & Requirements

Skills you will bring:

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering discipline and 3+ years of industry experience.

  • Experience creating system level software on Unix and/or Windows platforms. Windows programming experience is a plus.

  • Experience in Golang programming is a big plus, but not strictly required.

  • Strong experience with C/C++ or other low level programming languages is a plus.

  • Operational experience with monitoring systems is a plus.

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

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

  • Knowledge and experience in Elasticsearch, Logstash, Distributed Systems is a plus.

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