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Elastic Overview

Mountain View, CA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ESTC)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (CAD) 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.

Company Updates

  • “By participating in this VTO experience, I gained so much more than a whirlwind tour of environmental conservation in Costa Rica. I was able to capture these volunteers’ enthusiasm and my understanding of pura vida and bring it all back to my work at Elastic.”
    -Isabella Squarisi

    The Helper Node blog series highlights how Elasticians use their volunteer time off locally and globally. In this edition, hear from #Elasticians who volunteered their time to support sea turtle conservation with Reserva Playa Tortuga. #LifeAtElastic

  • “From DIBs and Our Source Code, to hearing from the very top leadership that above it all, we have to continue to keep pushing, keep growing, and keep gently holding ourselves accountable, is what makes Elastic a special community: one I feel especially grateful for, but even more than that, safe to be a part of.”

    Hear from Visual Designer, Mac McDonald as they share their #LifeatElastic and story designing diversity and inclusion stickers for our Global All Hands event.

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Elastic – Why Work With Us?

Careers at Elastic

Diversity drives our identity. Your Elastic career will be unique to you, and that’s how we like it. We value creativity and mobility across the organization, so you can go deeper, broaden horizons, and grow. We’re open. And with fantastic benefits and flexible work options, we’re here with the assist while you chase your dreams. Elastic is growing fast. Come join our cluster.

Life Happens While We Work

Working across time zones and often from our homes, life happens in the background while we have meetings and catch up on email. This might mean a kid on your lap as you give a demo from the couch, a dog playing fetch beside your desk, or a partner banging the pots and pans in the background while making dinner. At Elastic, this doesn’t faze us. We’re not just family friendly, we’re life-friendly.

And Work Happens Anywhere

Some roles let you work from wherever: home, coffee shop, or a wifi-enabled Himalayan hut. Other jobs are better in an office where we tailor the work to clients and communities in specific regions. And many positions are suited to both. There’s flexibility.

Plus, we recognize the importance of being face-to-face, so we make that happen as well. Whether it’s at an Elastic{ON} event or team all-hands, you’ll get to connect with other Elasticians every year.

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

Meet our global Recruiting Team!

Elastic Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "They really care about their employees"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer
    Current Employee - Site Reliability Engineer
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elastic full-time


    Great visionary CEO that really cares about the company and employees. This is reflected in a very positive and caring culture.
    Very strong leadership team, resulting in great processes, policies and teams.
    Distributed, remote-friendly international team.


    Company has been growing quickly, so there are some growing pains around coordination and data flows. Remote work gives you freedom to work when and how you want, but that requires a lot of self-discipline.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job!

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Elastic Photos

Elastic photo of: New Hires
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Elastic photo of: Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Trip
Elastic photo of: New York Team
Elastic photo of: Chicago Team at the JPMCC
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Elastic Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Elastic.


    I had a total of 5 interviews via Zoom. First interview was with the recruiter, the next three were with a team member and stakeholders, and the last one with the hiring manager. The interview process took approximately a month, however it wasn't for another two months that I heard that I was not a successful candidate despite multiple follow ups. I will say, that while I thought the interview process was very smooth, it was disappointing to see a few things post-interview:
    -The decline said that the position was given to an internal candidate. For a tech company to lack the awareness that everyone is active on LinkedIn, I can assure you that it was given to an external candidate. I'm not sure why the fib?
    -Once I had received the decline, I reached out to the recruiter to ask for feedback as I was actively looking for a job and would have appreciated some constructive feedback as to my abilities. Never received a reply.
    -Two days later I received a survey about the interview process which left a bad taste in my mouth. Especially after having a lag of a couple of months between the last interview and the decline, not receiving any feedback, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • How to manage risk?   1 Answer
    • What is your project management process?   1 Answer
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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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