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Senior Backend Engineer, Search Engine

Being a part of Search Group you will be responsible for developing and improving the quality of the search engine experience for our users. Search is the core component and one of the highest load parts with about 100M+ images in the index and millions of search queries during a day. Every day search helps our users to find photos for inspiration. We are seeking a person committed to teamwork, who enjoys working on cutting-edge technologies and thrives on building a well-defined workflow and innovative technologies acknowledged at the world level.

Responsibilities

  • Scaling, designing and implementing improvements to existing search engine
  • Improvements in CI/CD pipelines
  • Improvements in search infrastructure and data pipelines
  • Communicate with stakeholders about the requirements of different features
  • Developing solutions you’ve designed from the ground up through to deployment into production
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks within the application and broader infrastructure
  • Participating in design meetings, hiring interviews, and code reviews
  • Performance debugging, benchmarking and building awesome things in general

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Extensive experience with search engines Lucene/Solr/Elasticsearch
  • Deep knowledge of Java
  • Deep understanding of search engines technologies and algorithms
  • Knowledge of traditional build systems (Gradle, Maven)
  • Good understanding of cloud infrastructure platforms
  • Good knowledge of Apache Spark
  • Experience with databases, complex SQL querying
  • Experience with data manipulation languages such as Python
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

Additional Requirements

  • Machine learning related to ranking (learning to rank)
  • Experience in search quality area
  • Experience in AB tests frameworks

Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and of the top 20 most downloaded apps globally. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. Picsart has amassed one of the largest open-source content collections in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers, backgrounds, templates, and more. Picsart is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android, Windows devices and on the Web. Headquartered in Miami, with offices around the world, Picsart is backed by SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Partners, and others. The company is also a tech unicorn. BTW - check out Picsart's latest campaign, Unboring Boring. Small businesses in the most "boring" town in America got makeovers using the brand's smart and easy design tools! If you’re still intrigued, download the app or visit picsart.com for more information.