Principal Software Engineer - Search Technology


Simply Hired,Sunnyvale, CA

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Job Description

Simply Hired is seeking talented, passionate senior-level Search Engineers who are hands on with various aspects of Search Engine development, thrive in terabytes, and yearn for a compelling opportunity to build the next generation search technology to help people everywhere find a job that they love.

About Simply Hired:

Simply Hired®, a technology company based in Sunnyvale, California, operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. With more than 30 million unique visitors per month, the company provides job seekers access to over 8 million job openings across all job categories and industries, reaching job seekers on the web, social networks, mobile devices, email, and via thousands of partner sites including LinkedIn, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek. With its Sponsored Jobs offering, Simply Hired enables employers to efficiently and cost-effectively reach candidates searching for jobs through its full-service and self-service pay-per-click (PPC) job advertising solutions. Simply Hired was founded in 2005, has offices in Sunnyvale, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, and is privately held with funding from Foundation Capital and IDG Ventures. For more information, visit www.simplyhired.com.

The Role:

You are a talented, creative and motivated Engineer who will focus on our search quality, search relevance, and search infrastructure. Your work will be challenging, creative, fast-paced, and intellectually stimulating. You will influence the technical direction of the next generation Search Technology at the world’s largest Job Search Engine. You will analyze terabytes of data on Hadoop to derive insights that will make our search algorithms smarter.

As our search capability meets our robust data intelligence and evolves into a personalized “career discovery” engine, your efforts will help millions of people around the world find a job that they love!

(Now who wouldn’t want to do that?)

Responsibilities:
  • 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 both find what they want and interesting new content.
  • Continually improve/enhance search quality and infrastructure.
Requirements:
  • Experience designing and developing large-scale Search Engine components.
  • Extensive programming and scripting experience.
  • Knowledge of Lucene and/or Solr a plus.
  • Knowledge of (or interest in) Hadoop.
  • Ability to learn new things, quickly.
  • Ability to “get things done”, independently or by working with a team.
  • Experience in distributed computing, information retrieval, data mining, algorithm development, and machine learning a plus.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Simply Hired is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proud to be a part of this team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    -As everyone says.. free lunch every day!
    -Collaborative environment with motivated employees
    -Managers who care about getting to know you as a whole person, not just a worker
    -Decisions are made quickly and the pace of work is FAST
    -Cross-functional work; you don't have to stay within your own purview
    -The energy in the office is contagious!

    Cons

    -Tends towards reactive work, and need to get better at proactively determining issues and prioritizing
    -Internal communication could be better, sometimes we're all working so hard that we don't work smart (this is improving and a work in progress)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep the lines of communication open, so we all work towards the same goal. Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Simply Hired needs to grow and have less favoritism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free lunch-wide variety of snacks and drinks
    diversity among departments
    lots of cultural perks

    Cons

    Upper Management doesnt take the time to work with the team
    CEO doesn't have great people skills prefers to work in an office behind close doors.
    Former CEO was more friendly, pleasant and enjoyed working among his peers and valued all employee feedback wasn't subjective. Upper managment and executive team are held to a different standard then the entire company. Their competitors are doing much better as far as job board turnover. The new SH logo is an eye soar defintely waste of $$$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to engage with all the employees...making tea in the kitchen doesn't count when your only talking to Manager and VP's. Treat this company as if it was yours and not take someone else hard work and flush it down the toliet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Visionary CEO, Solid Executives, Talented Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    I joined Simply Hired shortly after James Beriker, the new CEO, took the helm. I can't say much about what the company was like prior to James. However, I can say that now with James and lots of new execs and employees, this is an awesome place to work. Lots of growth, innovation, and all-around good vibes.

    Management cares about employee feedback and satisfaction, and there's a palpable energy that pervades the office. The vision for success has been clearly communicated, and everyone is motivated to get there.

    I love Simply Hired!

    Cons

    None. Again, this is an awesome place to work with lots of career and financial opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company ready to change and transform.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    - Employees are energized and excited to get things done with a single focus in mind: to make Simply Hired the best it can be
    - Encouraging and collaborative environment
    - Superstar management team who is highly in touch with the rest of the company
    - Fantastic talent across all departments; some of these people are the most intelligent and savvy individuals I've come across

    Cons

    - Lots of work to do, but not enough resources to do it
    - The company is still going through some growing pains and adjusting to the influx of many new employees and a rapidly changing outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to continue to communicate to the company as a whole and be as transparent as possible!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Re-invigorated company with a mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A whole new company to go with a new mission, brand and logo. With a strategic direction in place and an exciting and dynamic team, SH is on the move. Leading the charge is the awesome senior management team, who collectively have a great history of huge success.

    Cons

    In catch up mode in some ways, its nose to the grindstone at all times. But it's fun because everyone is moving at the same pace!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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