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Senior Software Engineer - Linux Cloud Security


Jul 12

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 Endpoint Security team is looking for a software engineer to join a new team focused on monitoring and securing Linux-based cloud and container environments. If you have experience using the latest Linux tech (e.g. eBPF) to collect activity occurring in containers and/or secure containers, please apply. As a part of the Endpoint Security team, you’ll work with former intelligence community and seasoned security industry engineers with extensive security expertise. Whether or not you have a background in security, if you love the cloud, live for the Linux kernel, and obsess over writing high performance code, we’d be thrilled for you to join our team.


Tech Stack:

  • C/C++, Python, x86/x64 assembly
  • gdb, gcc, clang
  • eBPF, kprobes
  • Linux kernel-level development and user space, system level APIs
  • Git/Github, Jenkins



  • Work with team members to agree on a realistic and achievable roadmap
  • Design and develop robust kernel- and/or system-level code that collects data with minimal impact on system performance
  • Write, code review, and unit test code in a multi-threaded application
  • Help design functional and performance testing methodologies to make sure they mimic the real world
  • Work with our platform team to rapidly integrate new features end-to-end
  • Communicate and document new features with team members and quality assurance engineers.


Skills and Requirements:

  • Recent experience developing a product that monitors cloud and container environments
  • 10+ years software engineering experience in C/C++
  • Experience debugging customer issues
  • Empathy for your peers and your product’s end users

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

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