Kibana is the window into the Elastic Stack

Kibana lets users visualize their Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack, so they can do anything from learning why they’re getting paged at 2:00 a.m. to understanding the impact rain might have on their quarterly numbers. Kibana gives users the freedom to select the way they give shape to their data. And they don’t always have to know what they’re looking for. With its interactive visualizations, users start with one question and see where it leads them. Kibana core ships with the classics: histograms, line graphs, pie charts, sunbursts, and more. They leverage the full aggregation capabilities of Elasticsearch.

We are looking for top Software Engineering Manager who wants to support and lead engineers on Kibana working on the core frontend applications.

Engineering Philosophy

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 his or her role within the company.

 

What you will be doing

  • Lead and mentor a distributed team of experienced engineers
  • Help the team manage projects and roadmaps against release targets
  • Coordinate deliverables with other teams within Elastic
  • Lead multiple software projects simultaneously
  • Work with Product Management to define projects and plans
  • Remove barriers blocking the team
  • Participate in interviewing and help drive hiring
  • Hold 1-on-1s and develop performance evaluations for direct reports
  • Help individuals grow and the team be successful
  • Be a respectful, communicative teammate

 

What you will bring along

  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years as a hands-on software engineer so you understand the core principles of the engineering work that is going on in your team
  • 5+ years experience leading teams of software engineers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ego-free attitude — we are here for the success of the team and the company
  • Empathy, transparency, and a good sense of humour
  • Experience managing distributed teams
  • Experience managing an open source product team
  • Familiarity with JavaScript and one or more UI framework: AngularJS, React, Node.js etc...

 

Experience/interest in some of these areas would be nice:

  • Deploying and operating SaaS in production
  • Delivering on-premise software
  • Search applications
  • Development of web applications
  • Open source projects and companies
  • Communication and organization in large, distributed teams
  • GIS applications

 

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