Senior Search Engineer - Atlanta, GA
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Software Eng. and Information Technology;
Sr. Search Engineer

Job Description:
The primary responsibilities of this role will be to implement and support site searches for our client's digital portfolio. He/She will work on the scalability of existing systems, and design new systems or enhancements. The duties include working with Search (Autonomy IDOL and Apache Solr), XML, Oracle and Java technology, development tools to build and maintain different components / subsystems of Search and Browse system. He/She will help in every stage of the project lifecycle -- gather requirements, design, develop, test and support the application. He/She is responsible for hitting deadlines and keeping assignments on track, facilitating handoffs from one area to another, and raising red flags.

  • Evaluating technology choices, and selecting appropriate solutions
  • Be able to use existing components, with recommended improvements to solve
business issues
  • Analyzing performance data and using it to improve new and existing implementations
  • Actively involved with requirement understanding and analysis
  • Participate in Design and Build of different Search components
  • Define and Design scalable Java applications
  • Define and implement corresponding Data Models
  • Document work efforts
  • Bring in innovative ideas for implementation
  • Support submitted requirements, design, develop, test and support applications
  • Support Business requests for reports and data change

Functional Competencies:
  • Understanding of various search technologies i.e. Autonomy IDOL, Verity K2,
Microsoft FAST, Endeca, etc
  • Relational database skills (Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, etc.)
  • Experience with using and developing web services (REST, SOAP, XML-RPC)
  • Understanding of XML, XSLT, and JSON
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Design and Java
  • Strong UNIX knowledge including shell scripting, regex, basic sys admin knowledge,
vi editor
  • Good debugging and analytical skills
  • Ability to gather, synthesize and drive resolution of projects from cross-functional

Interpersonal Competencies
  • Oversee/actively participate in project lifecycle from requirements gathering to design,
implementation and post-production support
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Excellent problem solving and consultative skills.
  • Ability to get results with tactical execution and attention to detail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Keeping Manager informed of progress, issues, and changes
  • Acting as a technical lead on large cross functional projects
  • Communication with cross functional team, manager, PM group, specific functional

Leadership Competencies:
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, delegate
  • Understanding which items/projects are critical and ability to escalate problems
  • Ability to turn problems into opportunities
  • Ability to oversee and enforce technical sanity of the system and disseminate
development best practices within the team
  • Demonstrates integrity, maturity and a constructive approach to challenges.
  • Makes decisions using good judgment in line with strategy and understands how
projects fit into overall development strategy and process

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-7 years experience in server side web programming languages such as Java,
  • 2+ years experience with Autonomy IDOL or Apache Solr Search or other compatible

Minimum educational level:
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent degree and 5+ years of previous experience in
Web and Applications Development