Principal Software Engineer - Search

Chicago, IL 60601

Posted: 06/27/2018 Category: .NET, DevOps Job Number: 10577

We are is seeking a Principal Software Engineer - Search to provide technical leadership to create a new search platform in our enterprise Venue Virtual Data Room.  You will lead a team to create a scalable solution in Azure to search millions of documents at low-latency to help our clients find that needle in a haystack relative to their needs and interests.

What you will do
  • Be a hands-on contributor to the design and implementation of our new search platform from the infrastructure layer up to the API.
  • Performance testing and engineering to ensure the platform consistently scales to meet geographically dispersed requests in smart and cost-effective ways.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the system and in best practice distributed systems engineering architecture, design, implementation and test.
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives and mentor and guide engineering staff in the development of new systems and introduction of new technology.

Required Experience and Skills
  • We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.
  • Success delivering projects that demonstrate prowess designing, implementing, and operating large scale, high throughput, low latency text extraction, indexing and relevancy search in Azure or AWS.
  • You can go up and down the stack from deep in the infrastructure layer all the way up to the client libraries.
  • Experience with small teams that move fast - all members are expected to achieve maximum results with minimal direction.
  • At least 10 years of software engineering experience across multiple environments on complex distributed polyglot systems using C# / .NET, Java, Scala, and/or C++.
  • Elasticsearch, Solr, and/or Lucene experience.
  • Kubernetes or Azure AKS experience.
  • Azure Blob storage (or similar) experience.
  • Cassandra, Redis, MongoDB and/or other NoSQL data store experience.
  • Cosmos DB or SQL experience.
  • Familiar with ASP.NET MVC (routing, model binding, razor views)
  • Object-oriented design (SOLID) principles and design patterns.
  • API first design building scalable ReSTful APIs, ideally using an IDL like OpenAPI.

Nice to haves
  • Experience designing a cloud-based distributed search system that indexes and searches large documents (10 MB or greater), with outliers greater than 100 MB, in a consistent and performant way.
  • Tikka experience.

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US.  Sponsorships are not supported at this time.
  • Applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago will be considered. However, you must be able and willing to re-locate to Chicago.
Azure (or AWS), low-latency, CS/Software Engineering, Storage, NoSQL

Jordan Zmick

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