Senior Software Engineer - Search
Indeed - Austin, TX

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If you are an engineer who's passionate about building innovative products that scale to tens of millions of pageviews a day, Indeed is looking for you. Indeed offers smart developers like you a complex development ecosystem with short release cycles. Every week sees the new release of multiple products that meet the growing needs of millions of jobseekers worldwide.

When you come to work at Indeed, you’ll be working with a smart and diverse team of problem solvers who exhibit high energy, deep technical skills and a drive to get things done. We speak multiple languages working on multiple platforms: Java, Javascript, PHP, Lucene, MySQL, MongoDB and many more.

As part of a small collaborative team from engineering, operations and product management, you will work on areas such as feature extraction, document indexing, retrieval, and relevancy scoring. We constantly dig into the data available at Indeed to analyze, inform and develop solutions to the right problems. If looking at data, slicing and dicing it in multiple ways and coming up with interesting insights is something you thrive upon, you will fit right in.

Design, develop, and maintain pipelines that create search indexes out of data from large databases

Conceive of and implement new features and ranking changes to improve search and ultimately help users find what they want

Continually improve/enhance search quality and websearch infrastructure and performance

Dive deep into our job posting and search history data to understand different functional areas, and then use your creativity to come up with extraction and classification techniques that improve the quality of Indeed's job search offering

We're looking for someone who:
Has a passion for run-time performance

Thrives on simplifying complex information

Loves to learn and develop new skills continuously

Has a strong sense of ownership in every application they build

BS in Computer Science or related area, or relevant work experience

Minimum 8 years experience in software development with at least 3 years in Java programming

Deep background in information retrieval (IR), knowledge representation or computational linguistics

Significant experience with large scale, high performance systems.

Experience building solutions for high traffic web sites a plus

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