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Staff Backend Engineer - Data + AI

About us

SearchStax is a leading cloud-native search platform enabling web teams to deliver powerful search in an easy, fast, and cost-effective way. We are on a mission to make powerful search easy for enterprises across the globe. Our products are used by 600+ brand-name customers. The search market is growing fast. We feel we are uniquely positioned to continue to lead the search market for many years to come. 

Our team is composed of smart, driven subject matter experts who love to collaborate and solve problems in new / creative ways. We value the importance of bringing diverse backgrounds and interests to the collaboration process. We prioritize work-life balance and strive to promote an energizing and healthy environment.

Our Values 

  • Ownership

  • Lead Humbly

  • Results Focused

  • Customer Obsession

  • Embrace and Drive Change

  • Innovation and continual Improvement

About the Role

We are seeking a seasoned engineer with a strong technical background, particularly in cloud-based solutions and data infrastructure. If our values appeal to you and you thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments; plus, have a passion for building scalable and innovative solutions, apply today!

What You Will Do

In the first 12 months, you’ll make an impact in two key areas:

Data Infrastructure

  • Work on applications handling terabytes of data, including SaaS tools for creating search experiences, analytics platforms, and intelligent search systems.

  • Develop robust data pipelines for storing and backfilling search indexes while maintaining transactional databases for microservices.

Cloud-Based Solutions and Migration

  • Architect and build cloud-based solutions, leveraging services such as Solr, RDS, Kafka, and Redis to enhance scalability.

  • Lead the migration of native systems to Kubernetes, encompassing a SAAS tooling, an analytics platform, and intelligent search systems.

What You Must Have 

  • Great communication skills, coupled with a positive, team-oriented, collaborative approach to work. 

  • Proven experience in building cloud-based solutions and leveraging services like Solr, RDS, Kafka, and Redis.

  • Proficiency in data wrangling with SQL, NoSQL, and Spark.

  • Strong programming skills in Java and Python are required.

  • Extensive background in building service-oriented systems.

  • Demonstrated success in working with large datasets and complex applications.

  • Proven experience in leading the migration of systems to Kubernetes.

  • A history of designing and implementing cloud solutions that align with business objectives.

  • Degree in Computer Science or an equivalent technical degree.

What's In It For You

  • 🌍 Remote-First: We're a diverse team spanning the United States and India, with collaborative workspaces in Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA.

  • 💰 Competitive Compensation & Stock Options: We want you to share in our success. As a team member, you'll have the chance to become a shareholder.

  • 🌱 401k Match: We offer a 4% match on 401k contributions to help you save for the future.

  • 💉 Healthcare Benefits: Your health matters! We've got you covered with comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. Best of all, we foot the bill for 100% of employee-only premiums.

  • 🌴 Paid Time Off: We value work-life balance. Enjoy 18 days of paid time off annually, plus 8 paid holidays.

  • 🚀 Exciting Growth Opportunities: We are building cutting-edge open source and cloud technology. There is no shortage of opportunities to innovate and grow your career.

Pay Transparency

  • Base Salary: The initial base salary for this role is estimated to range from $165,000 to $200,000.

  • Salary Structure: Our salary ranges are determined by market analysis and are designed to evolve with job performance over time.

  • Additional Benefits: Beyond base salaries, SearchStax employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, with potential for equity and performance-based bonuses.

Additional Information

We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that SearchStax upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company.

SearchStax is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

The E-Verify process is completed in conjunction with the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification on or before the first day of work. E-Verify is not used as a tool to pre-screen candidates. For up-to-date information on E-Verify, go to https://www.e-verify.gov/.

SearchStax is on a mission to empower teams across the globe to deliver better search applications and experiences -- faster and with more confidence.

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Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
February 12, 2024

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