Resume Search. ‘Find and Engage the People you’ll Hire’
Helping people to get jobs is hard, even in today’s market. Hundreds of thousands of recruiters sift through millions of resumes. Our vision is to use technology to disrupt the status quo and enable recruiters to be more effective. We will use the right tools for the right situation (e.g., machine learning and other automation techniques) to offload the repetitive, time-consuming tasks so that recruiters can concentrate on customer service. For example, our system will match the best candidates to each job, based on both skills and culture fit. Recruiter will receive recommendations, rather than having to manually search. Our business is growing rapidly, both in revenue and number of customers, but we have just started. There are numerous opportunities for building new systems and product features, but we need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.
All Indeed teams work together towards this mission by constantly innovating and improving every part of the job seeking experience. In the Resume Search team, our focus in on employers and our goal is to help people get jobs by make recruiting easy and frictionless. We provide a suite of world-class recruiting tools on a highly distributed platform that scales to the needs of the 3+ million companies that use Indeed to hire. Our tools include a search system for finding the most relevant resumes fast and contact management for engaging candidates.
As a staff software development engineer (SWE3), you will design new software systems and enhancements to existing systems to support substantial new software features and products. Work with Product Managers, Designers, Data Scientists, Test & Software Engineers and other stakeholders to clarify requirements and to decompose large requests into smaller ones that can be executed sequentially or in parallel. Provide sound technical guidance, ensure product quality, and help set the technical direction for the team. Research, experiment, and develop new innovations as well as product and platform improvements that improve employer experiences which helps people find jobs. Contribute to the product roadmap, technology, and vision while creating a culture of quality and operational excellence on the team. Demonstrate strong technical leadership and leverage your years of hands-on technical engineering experience to hold the organization to a high standard of technical excellence. Share the expertise on products and technologies by mentoring other engineers and by providing insightful feedback in code reviews for changes made by other engineers. Investigate and resolve difficult problems and fix complex bugs; accept escalations of complex issues. Assist other engineers in designing solutions, prioritizing work items, estimating urgency and business impact, and balancing short-term and long-term results.
This opportunity is for a senior staff engineer working primarily on backend systems for the core search team in the Resume product group. This team is responsible for the backend systems (e.g., Search Engine, Query Evaluation, Indexing, etc.) as well as the Web UIs used by Employers & Recruiters to find and contact the candidates they want to hire (a.k.a. “Search Team”). The Search Team owns the core technologies that drive the growth of the whole product group and business. This team needs an experienced staff engineer with established experience in search technologies to lead the next phase of growth.
If our mission and these challenges resonate with you, or if you’ve simply been frustrated by the job hunting process at one point or another, then we need to talk!
Who You Are
Participate and help drive your team’s technology vision and roadmap
Design and develop solutions to complex problems and lead development with the help of more junior engineers to release new technology solutions.
Help foster an engineering culture with an exceedingly high bar for quality, ownership, and bias for action
Collaborate with PMs, QA, and other stakeholders to ensure that our products provide the best possible customer experience
We're looking for someone who
Is obsessive about software quality, persistent in improving the software development process, and experienced in building highly available systems
Is passionate about coaching people and growing junior engineers
Remains calm under pressure and can make high judgement trade-offs in situations with multiple competing priorities
Thrives in a highly diverse, collaborative, and cross-functional environment
Stays abreast of modern technologies and practices, and judiciously recommends the introduction of new technology and processes
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field (Master’s is a plus)
5+ years of experience in software development through multiple product cycles and a strong track record of on-time delivery for large, cross-functional projects
Deep understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, distributed system architecture, and can demonstrate significant prior success as a software engineer who solved complex problems
Self-directed and capable of working effectively in a highly innovative and fast-paced environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Deep understanding of best engineering practices for the full software development life cycle (SDLC), including coding standards, code review, source control, build, test, deploy, and operations
2+ years of deep experience with search technologies and capabilities in designing, developing and delivering technology for a search-focused product.
Who we are
We are a rapidly growing and highly-capable Engineering organization building the most popular job site on the planet. With engineering hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo, Singapore, Hyderabad, Dublin, Aberdeen and Vancouver, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job search at a time.
As the world’s number 1 job site*, our mission is to help people get jobs. We strive to cultivate an inclusive and accessible workplace where all people feel comfortable being themselves. We're looking to grow our teams with more people who share our enthusiasm for innovation and creating the best experience for job seekers.
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