Elasticsearch Engineer

| Orem, UT, USA
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About Us

Chess.com is one of the largest gaming sites in the world and the #1 platform for playing, learning, and enjoying chess.

We are a team of 600+ fully remote people in 60+ countries working hard to serve the global chess community. We are here to support 150M+ chess players worldwide with the best possible product, content, and tools to serve the community!

We are a tech company. A gaming company. A content company. And we do it all with passion and commitment to the game. Above all we prize our mission-driven, flat, life-celebrating, no-corporate culture, and we look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you can bring to the team.

About You

You are passionate about building and managing infrastructure. It brings you joy to learn new technologies and use them to help reach challenging product goals. You have solid experience deep diving into Elasticsearch & Linux internals, as well as the future-oriented skills of managing Cloud/Kubernetes ecosystems. You are humble with a sense of humor and eager to be a part of a like minded team of people. You have been working in or dreamed of working in the gaming industry and are ready to turn your talents towards chess!

What You'll Do

  • You will support our global Elasticsearch infrastructure and help us improve experiences for millions of chess players worldwide.
  • You will take part in building and maintaining highly scalable Elasticsearch clusters deployed on our bare-metal and cloud kubernetes clusters.
  • You will have the opportunity to solve interesting challenges like optimizing query performance for scanning TBs of data with high velocity, implementing advanced Elasticsearch features, and ensuring data consistency across multiple regions.
  • You will help app dev teams create and optimize integrations with Elasticsearch
  • You will play a key role in maintaining the stability, performance, and security of our Elasticsearch infrastructure, as we scale our capabilities to meet the growing demands of our user base.
  • You will get to collaborate with other engineers and cross-functional teams to integrate Elasticsearch with various components of our technology stack and develop innovative search solutions.

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency in managing and scaling Elasticsearch clusters in production environments.
  • Experience with programming languages commonly used with Elasticsearch (e.g., Java) to help app dev teams craft efficient integrations, query patterns and indexes.
  • Experience in deploying statefulset services like Elasticsearch on Kubernetes clusters.
  • Solid experience with Elasticsearch best practices, indexing strategies, query optimization, and performance tuning.
  • Expertise in Elasticsearch query DSL, aggregations, and full-text search capabilities.
  • Experience with data ingestion techniques and tools for populating Elasticsearch indices
  • Experience with GitOps tools like ArgoCD
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Terraform for managing cloud resources.
  • Good understanding of data modeling and mapping in Elasticsearch to support efficient search and aggregations.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills working in a fully distributed team.
  • Sense of ownership and responsibility.
  • Lifelong learner.

About the Opportunity

  • This is a full time or equivalent position
  • We are 100% remote (work from anywhere!)
  • This is open to applicants from anywhere!

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We look forward to meeting you!

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Chess.com operates in the Gaming industry. Chess.com was founded in 2006. It has 651 total employees. To see all 1 open jobs at Chess.com, click here.
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