Elasticsearch - SQL Engineer

  • Elastic
  • Anywhere United Kingdom
  • 04 Apr, 2018
Permanent IT

Job Description

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 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. We unite 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 excellent back-end Java engineers who love solving problems. We’re not interested in your previous job title. Instead, we want to collaborate with bright people with a good knowledge of Java and a desire to take on new challenges.

Our 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 on the outlook for a passionate and talented Java Engineer to join our Elasticsearch SQL team. This role can be based (pretty much) anywhere in the world.

What you will be doing

  • Develop new features in SQL for Elasticsearch
  • Improve the analyzer and optimizer inside the SQL engine
  • Expand SQL grammar to support Elasticsearch APIs
  • Investigate performance characteristics of generated plans
  • Work closely with cross product teams to expand SQL offerings at all levels of the Elastic stack

What you will bring along

  • Strong on Java and JVM in general
  • Deep understanding of SQL concepts
  • Experience with SQL on the JVM (JDBC, ORM, etc...)

Plus ideally

  • Experience with parser/lexers like Antlr
  • Distributed systems design and development
  • Database, data stores internals
  • Rule-based systems Search and analytics tools
  • Framework and enterprise integration experience

Additional Information

  • Competitive and benefits
  • Stock options
  • Catered lunches, snacks, and beverages in most offices
  • We have an environment in which you can balance great work with a great life
  • We are passionate people building phenomenal products
  • 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.

Please note, that we are looking for great talent across the globe and we will consider candidates that are not residing in the locations listed at the bottom of this posting.


Target location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; London, UK; Toronto, Canada; Austin, TX; Denver, CO;

Elastic is an Equal Employment employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. Elastic also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law.


Anywhere, UK