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Senior Software Development Engineer, Search

Zillow San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: December 03, 2019
  • Full-Time

About the teamThe Conversational AI & Search team is responsible for processing and serving all of Zillow Group's for-sale and rental listings. We drive the backend search experience and provide fast access to listings, as well as relevant local data. Our goal is to create an amazing search experience by providing new and updated listings to our users in near real-time. We are a lean team that believes in innovation, collaboration, accountability, and transparency.

About the role

We are seeking a passionate and creative Senior Search Engineer to build and scale our core backend search platform. This person will work on tackling challenging problems in the information retrieval domain and will continue to innovate on core search areas such as indexing, query understanding, autocomplete, search relevancy, predictive search, metrics tracking, and geo-spatial search.

This role has the opportunity to work with a wide range of large-scale property data and on a variety of tasks such as processing pipelines and data services related to the search platform behind our real estate site and mobile applications.

This includes the chance to:

  • Create highly visible and modern backend search products and drive innovation

  • Work on search algorithms, web services, search indexing, analytics, deep learning, recommendations, and performance by developing a search platform

  • Architect, design, and develop massively scalable services to provide a continuously improved search experience

  • Work on meaningful initiatives to help consumers find their home and have your work experienced by millions of customers daily!

  • Collaborate with other teams across the organization to build search products

  • Work on building machine learning models for ranking and relevance related to property search, as well as autocomplete and data pipelines that measure model performance

Who you are
  • Passionate about building and maintaining high-quality software that solves meaningful real-world problems at scale

  • 5+ years of experience building custom search stacks, or equivalent experience with open-source technologies like Lucene, Solr, or Elasticsearch

  • Experience writing and maintaining scalable and distributed search infrastructure solutions for high traffic applications

  • Experience with recommendation systems, advanced information retrieval (IR) techniques, NLP, machine learning, or personalization is helpful!

  • Knowledge of designing and building infrastructure in cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP

  • Familiar with Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, streaming systems, shell scripting, or working in a Linux environment

  • Familiar with Git, Maven, Jenkins, and CI/CD pipelines used to automate build and deployment

Get to know usZillow Group houses the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web. We are on a mission to rewire the real estate transaction and are building transformational tools and services that make it easier for everyone to find and get into a home they love. We are working to create an on-demand real estate transaction experience for every stage of the home lifecycle -- for buyers, sellers, renters and borrowers - and we're well on our way. No matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality for millions of people.

At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (#69), Fortune Best Workplaces for Diversity (#38), Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents (#31), Fortune Best Workplaces for Women (#20), Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads (#37), JUST Capital 100 Company (#69), Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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