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Elastic Overview

Mountain View, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ESTC)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) is a search company with a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the creators of the Elastic Stack, we help thousands of organizations including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The ... Read more

Mission: We help people around the world do great things with their data. Our products are extending what's possible with data, and deliver on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots.

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    We all come in different shapes with different interests and skills. We all have an accent. Celebrate it. Just come as you are.

    No need to invest neurons trying to fit an arbitrary mold. We’d rather you put them to work shaping Elastic.

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    Our products are distributed by design, our company is distributed by intention. With many languages, perspectives, and cultures, it's easy to lose something in translation. Over email and chat, doubly so. Until we get a perpetual empathy machine, don't assume malice.

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Elastic – Why Work For Us?

We offer a fun, family-friendly work environment full of fantastic employees around the world. Elastic values transparency, integrity, honesty, diversity, passion, and humor! We believe in non-hierarchical communication while still preserving a hierarchy of ownership.

If you're looking for a dynamic environment with a smart and growing team, then Elastic is the place for you!

We strive to provide our employees with great benefits, including:

  • Competitive pay and vacation policy
  • Employee stock options
  • Flexible work schedules and locations for many roles
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks in most of our offices
  • Health care coverage in many locations

Learn more about life at elastic: Instagram, Twitter & Facebook!

Your favorite customers have already downloaded our software. Now they just need YOU!

You won't be selling Elastic, the 120MM+ downloads have done that. We need you to use your relationships and educate your long-term customers on transcending from a POC to an enterprise application. 

Seize an unprecedented opportunity to:

  • Join the team behind the hugely disruptive technology with 120MM+ downloads to date and an active community of over 100K+ members.
  • Work with customers like Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, AT&T, Walmart, and more.
  • Talk to Application Development Directos, VPs and Business Execs about the impact Elastic has had on their company's goals and revenue 
  • Enjoy competitive medical, dental, vision insurance plans plus matching 401k and lucrative compensation

The very first sales people who sold paper and pencils, relational databases and Hadoop did extremely well for themselves. Elastic is the next thing in data. Ready? Click here to learn more about where we are hiring!

“When the opportunity for me at Elastic came up, I knew how popular Elasticsearch/Kibana were with my customers. I am crushing on the solution and the people. I remember a lunch where my colleague was raving about how Elasticsearch and Kibana had come up from nowhere to become the most intuitive, scalable, gorgeous solution for log analytics. The new machine learning and APM use cases only made it that more intriguing. As far as the people, when a respected colleague came to Elastic earlier this year, I took notice. After an ongoing dialogue with him and going through the interview process, I knew I was going to be supported by motivated folks and grow a ton personally. Let's go!"

Exceptional Team and Work Environment

Elastic is on a mission to make real-time data exploration easy and accessible to anyone. To achieve this, we spend our days engineering the world’s most advanced open source search and analytics engine.

We believe great people are the foundation for great work, so we work hard to recruit and retain highly talented engineers who are dedicated to creating a data exploration platform that is second to none. Based in Mt View CA, Amsterdam and throughout the world, our team consists of top-notch engineers, and includes the creators of Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana.

The ideal engineering candidate…

-Has the desire to work on the best software in its class

-Person with diverse skill set

-An independent thinker who brings new perspectives and can implement on good ideas

- Person who is motivated to deliver products and experiences that make a user’s day better

- Is committed to collaborating with a team to produce excellent work

Top reasons to join our team:

-Be a part of an incredibly talented and knowledgeable team consisting of many of the people who write Lucene and Elasticsearch

-Work closely with the creators of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana

-Desire to work on something big, something that matters, and something that helps people solve problems

-Our engineers are passionate about what they do, they believe in the product and the team

Diversity Drives our Vibe

At Elastic, we hire the best employees wherever they are!

With two main hubs in Amsterdam and Mountain View, California, we also have offices in London, Berlin, Phoenix, Hong Kong, Sydney, and New York. Additionally, we have Elasticians in 30+ countries, spread across 18 time zones, speaking over 30 languages!

" A diverse society is a resilient society. A diverse company is a resilient company. The more diverse we are, let it be ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, geographic location, or any other aspect, will make us stronger, more humane, and much much more successful." 

        -Shay Banon, CEO

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    "A home you can be proud of"

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    I absolutely love working at Elastic. My recruiting and interview process was the best-organized and, frankly, most delightful experience I've had in my twenty-five year career. (Thanks, Anne!)

    The people at Elastic from the CEO on down really do care about your experience of working at the company and it's hard not to be reminded of that every day. I hope to work for Elastic for years and years to come.


    Luckily, I'm experienced with distributed teams but those who aren't might want to think seriously about whether or not Elastic is the right choice. For some people it aligns with the way they naturally work but for others, it's a potential challenge.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Elastic (Chicago, IL) in June 2017.


    Long but positive interview experience. There were 6 interviews total involving phone calls, video calls, and on-sites with employees from all different levels. They want to see that you're genuinely curious and that you're knowledgeable about their product.

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Elastic Awards & Accolades

  • Dutch Online Entrepreneur of the Year(Steven Schuurman - CEO), Loey Award, 2015
  • The 2016 Wealthfront Career-Launching Companies List, Wealthfront, 2016

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