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Lead Search Engineer (Java / Lucene / Solr)

Development Team | Austin, TX

Job Description


Mass Relevance processes hundreds of millions of social media posts a day and we are looking for a very talented engineer to build our search capabilities. Our ideal candidate not only knows search, but really understands what it takes to build a very scalable real-time indexing pipeline.

About You:

  • You have deep experience with Solr and/or Lucene and can make the appropriate decision on which to choose.
  • You are skilled with Java tuning. You know how to get the most out of a machine
  • You are tapped into the open source community and follow the developments and contributions of other companies to the search/IR space.
  • You have built a distributed indexing pipeline
  • You have built interesting analytics and discovery tools on top of search indexes (e.g. charting number of hits over time)
  • You look forward to the challenge of indexing 300 million documents a day
  • You have experience working with cloud architectures, especially EC2

The Perks at Mass Relevance:

  • An incredible work environment – fun, casual, fast-paced environment with endless ping pong
  • On-site chef Monday through Friday
  • Unlimited beverages
  • Fun Friday – team building events on the last Friday of every month. If it’s your Birthday month – you decide on the activity

About Mass Relevance:

"Welcome to Mass Relevance. You may have seen our platform at work if you see tweets on TV, such as on The Voice, The X Factor, CNN Debates or NBC News shows. We powered social experiences in Katy Perry's world tour, Pepsi's home page, Victoria's Secret fashion show, Purina's Times Square billboard, and NY Times site. We are the official partner of Twitter in this space, and we work with many other social companies, agencies and partners. 
What we do is simple -- with our software (and service), brands can capture and filter social conversations and build them into engaging brand ("owned") experiences. Said another way, our technology can turn any digital experience (and they're growing like crazy) into a real-time, participatory experience. Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform enables aggregation and discovery of this content, filtering and moderation, visualization and integration into displays, and analytics and reporting to lift metrics our customers care about, such as time on site, conversion, traffic and customer loyalty. And with that, our purpose is to inspire brands to involve their audiences...anywhere.
Within 5 minutes of walking in our office you will sense our team reflects our values of teamswork, transopency, agilispeed, awesomeness and freesponsibility. We want colleagues that reflect those values, and want to be part of a team that is accomplishing something great. We believe our balanced appreciation for technology, design and strong marketing/sales execution are a winning combination. In our first 2 years we’ve grown to 70 people and over 200 large media and brand customers. Yet, we feel like this is just the beginning. We're looking for passionate people to join us, to build a future together, and invent the next era of social and marketing.
-- Sam Decker, CEO and co-founder, @samdecker