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Software Engineer - Search Team

Company: Alation
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.Big Data isn t a problem. It s an opportunity. At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data, so they not only excel in their work they drive value for their enterprise, team and role. In the words of one customer, Alation makes me look like a rockstar. We help companies like Pfizer, PepsiCo, and Munich Re empower their people with the best data every day. As a platform for innovation, Alation helps customers create game-changing solutions and products (like a program for early-stage disease detection with Pfizer, or a wind farm offering a guaranteed ROI with Munich Re). And we re just getting started.With more than $82M in funding, and 200+ customers with household names, Alation is poised to capitalize on data as opportunity. Our exceptional Glassdoor ratings reflect a culture that makes coming to work each day a joy. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?Join us!The Search team is tasked with empowering people to find the data they need. We want to make searching Alation the first thing someone does when they want to find data. We own the search at Alation end to end including the infra, relevance, and the user interfaces.We have just completed a redesign of our search interface and our upcoming work is focused on improvements to the search ranking algorithm, scaling search to handle more updates and users and other improvements to the experience like suggesting filters, spell check, etc.We are looking for a full stack developer since the team owns the search end to end. However the bulk of work will likely be backend so a strong backend developer willing to learn as needed is the ideal candidate.We want to talk to you if you...Have a CS undergrad degree and at least a year of experience working as a software engineerAre goal oriented and measure your success through impactHave experience building web applications end to endHave experience with the rest of our stack, Python, Django, or Java Elasticsearch is a big plus. Postgres, React, Redux is a plus!Here's what you'll be doing...Updating the search infra for our company wide move to the cloud and make it scale to 100x the current usage and updates.Working with our amazing product and design team to build a search experience that simplifies the complexity of searching across all of an organization s data assetsBuilding a search query auto suggest featureMaking search at Alation an extensible application that other teams can easily use to surface the content they are adding to the catalogImproving on search relevance using re-ranking, query understanding, semantic similarity, etc.#LI-RB2More About AlationOur founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.Why Alation?- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities- Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits- Flexible time off to relax and recharge and much, much more!Redwood City, California /200-500 US - Engineering Engineering - US /Full-time Associated topics: algorithm, back end, c c++, c++, c#, perl, php, sdet, software development engineer, software engineer

Keywords: Alation, Redwood City , Software Engineer - Search Team, Other , Redwood City, California

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