Senior/Principal Search Software Engineer - Lucene/Solr/Java/Endeca
The Bivium Group - Newton, MA

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Our longtime client, with 8 happy hires on board, and a 10+ year relationship with the VP of Engineering (before joining this mature startup), is looking to add a very senior/lead/architect type software engineer with specific expertise in the search space.

Mature, profitable, yet still offering equity, our client blends the best of both worlds the excitement of building new products, in the framework of a happy and productive team, with the financial resources to make it happen!

Salary range to 145k + equity + excellent benefits.

Please send a resume to subject line "Newton Lucene Search" to learn more.

Formal job description:

Provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise on search

Tune, tweak and experiment with various search strategies (linguistic and statistical) in our inhouse developed search and Endeca platforms

Extend search quality metrics capture and reporting to give insight into search trends for improvements

Extend the inhouse developed search services to allow for 3rdparty search service and vendor API integration

Partner with the Data and Analytics teams to shape incoming product data to enable higherquality search results

Collaborate with Product Management and business owners to prototype new ideas and define features, feasibility and effort to bring to market

Looking for:

5+ years experience implementing and refining search solutions across semistructured data sets

Demonstrated experience implementing and tuning search engines including Lucene, Solr, Endeca

Experience designing and developing RESTbased services
Java 1.5+, Ruby/RoR, python, XML, Hibernate, RESTeasy/JAXRS, Java application servers (JBoss, Tomcat), MySQL 5.1/5.5

Experience utilizing Agile/scrum and working in a DevOps model of shared accountability and responsibility

Strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, Java Collections API

Experience with SaaS and ASP delivery models.

Entrepreneurial spirit and strong drive to innovate any aspect of the company

Outstanding communication skills and a track record of leadership and achievement in a teamoriented development environment

BS in Computer Science/Software Engineering


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