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Senior Software Engineer - Search Platform

Company: Course Hero
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Course Hero is scaling! We are looking for a results-oriented software engineer to take ownership of Course Hero's consumer-facing Site Search. You will be part of the Discovery pod and will be responsible for shipping compelling and engaging search and recommendations experiences that will help millions of students discover relevant, course-specific content that empowers them to graduate confident and prepared.We expect you to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and adapt to constantly evolving business needs. You can view these videos to learn more about our engineering culture, and our company mission.This is a full-time role located in Redwood City, CAHere Are Some Ways You Will Make An ImpactDesign, implement, test, and maintain Course Hero's Search Platform components in the context of a multi-tier, scalable, high-volume, and reliable distributed systems that perform 24x7.Use Elasticsearch/Solr infrastructure and search/ML techniques to seek exciting problems in relevance ranking and semantic search.Implement, extend, and modularize our federated search system architecture to meet 10x growth in search volume and diverse search intents from students, educators, and tutors.Collaborate with ML, UX, and product to conceptualize and execute on our exciting content discovery roadmap.Are you our next Senior Software Engineer for Search? 3+ years experience developing search algorithms and applications using search engine toolkits like Elasticsearch or SolrConfirmed understanding of object-oriented and functional programmingHands-on experience with developing and maintaining distributed systemsModern engineering languages (Python, Go), microservices SOA architectureCreating and optimizing search DSLData indexing (and index management) on search enginesPython & Go REST/gRPC ServicesMS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or have equivalent practical experienceAbility to quickly understand technical and business requirements and be able to translate into technical design and implementationBonus Points Experience with text processing, NLP, and data pipelining using Spark or AthenaExperience with Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS EcosystemHas worked previously as part of a Search team (applications or infrastructure)Data pipelining (can do Airflow/Kafka pipelines for indexing to Elasticsearch and DynamoDB)Passionate about educationEqual Employment Opportunity Statement (EEO)We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion within our company. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.About UsCourse Hero is on a mission to help students graduate confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!We are not the only ones that think we're onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, Top 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay Area, Top 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team.Join us on our mission!by Jobble

Keywords: Course Hero, Redwood City , Senior Software Engineer - Search Platform, IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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