Senior Software Engineer - Distributed Systems - Search Core

Algolia

London, GB / England, GB / Paris, FR
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/08/2021
  • Website: algolia.com
  • Company Address: 301 Howard Street, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Algolia

Our mission is to enable every developer and product team to build consumer-grade search for their users that is easy to implement, engaging, and high-performing. With Algolia, consumers are able to easily find and discover what they want across web, mobile, and voice.

Job Description

At Algolia, we are passionate about helping developers & product teams connect their users with what matters most in milliseconds!
 
Providing a first-class Search experience at scale is a challenging endeavor: users expect finding, in the blink of an eye, highly relevant items with little to no effort. The core Algolia's offering, relies on a rock-solid Search engine, whose efficiency, configurability and stability made the fame of Algolia. 
 
This engine is called to support an amount of data several orders of magnitude larger than what it currently handles. Today, the engine needs you to make it scale further, and to make it faster, smarter, more powerful. 
 
The team is composed of engineers with different backgrounds and experience both in the industry and academia. Your experience, your knowledge and your perspective will add to this diversity, and help the team deliver products that make a difference.

YOU WILL:

      • Be a key contributor to the design, development, and ultimately operation of the Search engine system at scale
      • Be responsible of the quality, soundness of the system
      • Share your expertise on distributed systems
      • Work with other teams to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve high impact issues.

YOU MIGHT BE A FIT IF YOU HAVE:

      • Experience designing and operating distributed systems in production
      • Experience working with large datasets and high traffic
      • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
      • Excellent spoken and written English skills are required
      • Experience at our current stage and beyond ($50-200M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).

NICE TO HAVE:

      • Experience in Go
      • Experience in Kubernetes
      • Sensitivity to Site Reliability Engineering

BENEFITS

      • Private Medical Insurance
      • Life and Disability Insurance 
      • Business Travel Insurance
      • Relocation support
      • Company Canteen (high standard)
      • Flexible work hours and flexible time off

PERKS

      • Competitive pay and equity
      • Your choice of computer, phone, keyboard, headphones, you name it. Everything you need to be efficient
      • Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
      • Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French)
      • Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents.
      • Charitable contribution matching 
      • Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
      • Fully stocked kitchens
      • Team workouts
      • Meals & happy hours

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ABOUT US:

Millions of developers around the world use Algolia to unleash the power of search across their digital properties. They use Algolia because we are API-first. We unlock incredible flexibility. We build blazing fast speed into our APIs. We do this because we know developers want to build cool things and innovate. Under Armour, Lacoste, Birchbox, Stripe, Slack, Medium, Zendesk and 10,000+ other companies use Algolia to build not just great search, but search that converts at higher rates because of the relevancy. We help their customers find the right goods, offers, and content really quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they don’t go anywhere else. Algolia helps businesses build and optimize the search and discovery experience resulting in significantly enhanced online engagement, increased conversion rates and enriched lifetime value that generates profitable growth. Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined. Our amazing technology is used by one in eight online users.

Founded in 2012, we're backed by $184M in funding from Accel Partners, Alven, DAG Ventures, Founders Circle, Owl Rock Capital, Point Nine Capital, SaaStr Fund, Salesforce Ventures, Storm Ventures and World Innovation Lab. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, Tokyo, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.algolia.com.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

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