Generalist Engineer

Full-time San Francisco, CA

As a small team, every engineer at Swiftype is by necessity a generalist. If building a product from the ground up that will be used by millions of people excites you, get in touch.

Sample Projects
  • Create new way of presenting search analytics data to users.
  • Build a Swiftype API client library for a new platform.
  • Design our crawler's next-generation HTML boilerplate removal system.
  • Write new lifecycle emails to improve user activation.
Required Skills (non-negotiable)

Excellent practical judgement. You should know how to effectively allocate your time when solving hard problems.

Qualifications (the more the better)
  • Experience with Ruby, Java, or similar languages.
  • Experience with open source search software, especially Lucene/Elasticsearch/Solr.
  • Familiarity with web crawling and information extraction.
  • Familiarity with the full web application stack (from CSS to Rack to MySQL).
  • Familiarity with developer-facing APIs (standards, protocols, testing, etc.).
  • Familiarity with server infrastructure and operations.
  • Practical experience implementing information retrieval algorithms.
What you’ll learn (and help us learn)
  • How to reliably scale a search platform for millions of users.
  • How to grow and lead an engineering team.
  • How to recruit and hire exceptional engineering talent.
  • How to manage a growing business technically and operationally.
  • All the information retrieval, machine learning, and NLP you can handle.

If this sounds interesting, we would love to hear from you. Please include whatever info you believe is relevant: resume, GitHub profile, code samples, links to personal projects, etc.

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