Build and Release Engineer - Gradle Expert


At Elastic, we have a simple goal: to solve the world's data problems with products that delight and inspire. As the company behind the popular open source projects — Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, and Beats — we help people around the world do great things with their data. From stock quotes to real time Twitter streams, Apache logs to WordPress blogs, our products are extending what's possible with data, delivering on the promise that good things come from connecting the dots. The Elastic family unites employees across 30+ countries into one coherent team, while the broader community spans across over 100 countries.

Do you want to work on distributed search and analytics software which impacts the lives of millions of people? We are looking for an outstanding build/release engineer who loves solving problems. We’re not interested in your previous job title. Instead, we are looking for bright people with a deep knowledge and love of shipping software with a desire to take on new challenges.

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 their role within the company.

Right now, we are looking to add a talented  Build/Release   Engineer  to join our  Elasticsearch  team and focusing on the build infrastructure of Elasticsearch.

What   you   will   be   doing

  • Managing the build and release process for Elasticsearch
  • Working with the internal infra team on Elasticsearch CI
  • Simplifying and automating developer workflows
  • Keeping abreast of tool chain changes (e.g., improvements in Gradle, the JDK, etc.) and adapting the Elasticsearch build accordingly
  • Collaborating in open source with the ES team and the Elastic Stack users

What   you   will   bring   along

  • Deep knowledge of at least one build system (preferably Gradle) and one CI system (preferably Jenkins)
  • Experience managing large builds
  • Practical experience routinely shipping production software
  • Follows JDK mailing lists

Plus   ideally

  • Experience deploying and operationalizing software in production
  • Knowledge of packaging (like RPM / Debian) and experience with Docker
  • Strong shell skills
  • Strong on Java/Groovy in general
  • Tenacity towards problem solving

Additional   Information

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Stock options
  • Catered lunches, snacks, and beverages in most offices
  • An environment in which you can balance great work with a great life
  • Passionate people building great products
  • Employees with a wide variety of interests
  • 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.
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