Architect/Lead Engineer
GreenFoot Technologies - San Francisco, CA

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My client sits at the intersection of big data, predictive analytics and mathematics and handle billions of daily messages from social and mobile apps and eCommerce sites. They are building the analytics engine that's driving the next incarnation of the social web and influencing business decisions around user acquisition and customer economics.

Responsibilities

? Lead, architect and manage strategy, roadmap, development and execution of several key answers and search technologies and products.

? Improve existing and legacy technologies for better relevance, coverage, scalability as well as better user experience.

? Actively participate in exploring key opportunities for next generation Answer and search technologies, develop quick prototypes to demonstrate the product and develop scalable, reliable production systems.

? Actively participate in testing in development cycle as well as testing data production, output evaluation and tuning for the best results.

? Mentor, lead and grow a team of top notch engineers.

Required Experience

? BS or MS in CS or equivalent from accredited universities. PhD a plus.

? 6+ years of industrial experience with focus on information retrieval, data processing and analysis.

? 5+ years of experience leading or managing software engineers/applied researchers.

Technical Skills

? Strong programming skills in at least one of these languages on Unix OS: C/C++, Java or Scala.

? Fast prototyping skills. Expert in at least one scripting language such as Python or Perl. Familiar with Unix Shell Scripts/Tools.

? Solid understanding of core computer science fundamentals, capability of developing high performance data structures, algorithms and heuristics, capable of building stable/scalable production systems.

? Hands on Experience working on information retrieval and analyzing big data. Experience with machine learning methods and NLP is a huge plus.

? Experience with Hadoop/Map Reduce is a big plus.

? Experience with SOLR/Lucene is a big plus.

? Experience with NoSQL technologies such as HBase, Riak, Redis is a plus.

Professional Skills

? Self-directed and capable of working effectively in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.

? Solid team leader. Good Communication skills. Leads by example.

? Passion for utilizing open source frameworks and in contributing back to the community.

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