Manager/Technical Lead- Matching | Elance Headquarters
Elance - Mountain View, CA

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In this role you will:
  • You'll lead the teams on a variety of problems that improve next generation of matching between jobs and contractors including advanced personalization algorithms and the search experience - indexing, retrieval, relevance and ranking
  • You will set the vision and the technical direction for the team yet be hands on – one of your favorite things should be coding side-by-side with the engineers.
  • Build a world-class personalization and search service
  • Be execution oriented and have a knack for being results driven
  • Have the desire to experiment with new ideas and explore new techniques to implement features used by users from over 150 countries!
  • Have a competitive spirit – from foosball to hack-a-thons, you want to be the best you can be
To win in this role you need:
  • MS in computer science or equivalent (PhD preferred).
  • 8 years of relevant technical/software engineering experience in an agile environment.
  • 3+ years of management experience, leading software engineers and managing multiple projects.
  • Experience in areas like personalized relevance, machine learning and data mining, and search.
  • Strong algorithmic background.
  • Proven ability to lead researchers while delivering production quality software in an iterative manner.
  • Proven java and object-oriented development skills and experience.
  • Experience with storage and distributed platforms like Hadoop, MongoDB and LAMP stack.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of hands-on, detail orientation.
  • Self-starter - ability to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment.

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