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Search Relevancy Engineer - Remote

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Location: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Posted: Nov 01, 2019

Job Description


O’Reilly Media is currently looking for a Platform Engineer to join our team to help with architecting search systems built on data and machine learning to provide a unique and dynamic experience for all of our users. The O'Reilly Learning Platform is used by technologists, managers, and designers around the world to hone their skills and improve their craft.
O'Reilly's search team is one of many small teams that are broadly distributed across the US, featuring diverse, tightly collaborative groups of developers, designers, and product managers constantly encouraging each other to deliver work that instills pride and fulfillment. We encourage learning, knowledge sharing, growth, and collaboration in all aspects.

At O’Reilly, our engineers focus on building a diverse set of features designed in collaboration with product managers, UX, and other teammates. Engineers work with product managers to refine direction and solve user problems, exchange code reviews with other team members, provide mentorship to junior engineers, and assist QA and Ops in troubleshooting product issues.

About You:

We are interested in people who have experience building and supporting relevancy and web applications with a diverse and engaged user base. We desire candidates who work comfortably in an agile environment and with collaborators who are distributed across multiple time zones. We value colleagues who are helpful, respectful, humble, and always willing to do what’s best for our customers.
We desire developers who treat automated tests and documentation as essential, and believe that code reviews are a crucial path of learning and of sharing knowledge. The women and men of our platform team have taken many traditional and nontraditional paths to the developer profession, and we welcome diverse teams that are bound together by a mutual love of learning.


  • A bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, or equivalent real-world experience.
  • Experience working with a modern data science / statistics platform
  • Previous experience working with search and relevancy in a production environment.
  • The extreme desire to learn and solve problems you have never encountered before.

Preferred skills:

  • Search and relevancy experience
  • Strong data structure and algorithm knowledge
  • Solr/Elasticsearch/Lucene experience
  • Django/DRF experience

Bonus skills:

  • GCP, Terraform
  • Docker + Kubernetes
  • Experience in API/platform design.

About O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media is a learning company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books, produces tech conferences, and provides an online learning platform.

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