Back-End Software Engineer, Search

Houzz is looking for a passionate engineer who has extensive experience in search infrastructure to join our back-end engineering team. On Houzz, users have access to a massive collection of high quality home design photos, information on products, designers and home professionals all around the world, and editorial stories and community discussions to address a wide range of interests. With all that content, having a rich and robust search capability is crucial for providing our users with a great search experience so that can find what they like.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead engineering efforts to improve our search infrastructure (performance, reliability)
  • Design and implement Solr-based infrastructure that powers applications other than search
  • Develop tools to better support/manage/provision our search clusters
  • Work with data scientists to improve overall search quality
  • Troubleshoot search-related operational issues
  • Work with teammates to create appropriate metrics for measuring and monitoring search quality and performance

Desired Skills & Requirements

  • Top-notch software engineering talent
  • Rich experience with Lucene/Solr, both for development and operations (experience with ElasticSearch a plus)
  • Proficiency in web application programming (OOP, Java/C++, LAMP)
  • Self-directed, independent and has experience owning complete features/products
  • Amazing ability to get stuff done
  • Good understanding of algorithms, network protocols and web services
  • Experience developing real-world web applications; consumer Internet experience is a strong plus
  • A desire to build an engaging consumer experience
  • Hard working and dedicated
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience

See Inside the Office of Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information, and professional reviews they need to turn ideas into reality.

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