Search Engine Expert

Minsk, Belarus

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Search Engine Expert for our Minsk office to make the team even stronger..

The ideal candidate will serve as a specialist in the field of search technologies, especially Solr/Lucene.

Our client is a global company that provides information, software, and services. Their customers are legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Increase the quality of the search experience by systematical recall improvement, precision and relevancy;
  • Have a deep technical insight and a drive to analyze and improve all factors that contribute to the quality of search. This includes: content processing, search engine configuration, query analysis, scoring algorithms, performance and stability. This also includes: stepping in the end-user’s shoes, understand his needs and what consequences this has for the back-end;
  • Understand and advise about the role and capabilities of search technologies inside a larger platform architecture and inside an ecosystem of loosely coupled services;
  • Track potentially disruptive technologies and developments in the information discovery domain and lead strategic responses;
  • Evangelize the search technology vision and strategy;
  • Actively acquire and apply new search related disciplines;
  • Invent, adopt, and deploy technologies that give client’s businesses sustainable differentiation in the next generation search. This includes design and development of custom made components as well as adopting or researching alternative discovery technologies like graph databases, inferencing engines or any other technology that could drive providing direct answers;
  • Innovate by developing new search related solutions, researching existing search techniques and applying them in a creative fashion;
  • Understand and advise about concepts like: semantic search, personalized search, automatic classification, unsupervised clustering, machine learning;
  • Be accountable for success full implementation of the technology and strategy in projects;
  • Be the expert in everything related to search, extend and improve service offerings;
  • Represent the client in the search experts community;
  • Identify opportunities and developments in the market and on the web related to search. Stay up to date with the latest news and releases concerning our search technologies;
  • Manage project requests and making sure deliverables are according client’s standards;
  • May perform other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements

  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or equivalent;
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in search technologies, especially Solr/Lucene;
  • Experience in FAST ESP is a plus;
  • Have a strong drive to analyze and solve technical issues;
  • Have a strong drive to do research in the area of search and with respect to relevancy tuning;
  • Experience in Java. Have the skillset to develop custom components;
  • Demonstrated expertise in e-business and internet projects;
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of technologies and standards in online space;
  • Must have broad knowledge of information technology trends;
  • Process-oriented analytical skills, plus implementation track record;
  • Must have extensive knowledge of information technology architecture components, principles, procedures, and practices;
  • Be persuasive, have strong negotiation and communication skills, able to communicate with people on different levels in the organization (up to country management).

We offer

  • Experience exchange with colleagues all around the world;
  • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills;
  • Regular assessments and salary reviews;
  • Social package: medical care, sports, family care;
  • Free English classes;
  • Opportunities for self-realization;
  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment;
  • Flexible working schedule;
  • Corporate and social events.