Lead/Architect/Principal Search Software Engineer – Solr/Lucene/Java – Newton, MA

Happy Holidays! Really interesting opportunity on my radar:

Our long-time 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 jobs@biviumgroup.com – 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 in-house developed search and Endeca platforms


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


Extend the in-house developed search services to allow for 3rd-party search service and vendor API integration


Partner with the Data and Analytics teams to shape incoming product data to enable higher-quality 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 semi-structured data sets


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


Experience designing and developing REST-based services

Java 1.5+, Ruby/RoR, python, XML, Hibernate, RESTeasy/JAX-RS, 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 team-oriented development environment


BS in Computer Science/Software Engineering




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