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Posted Mar 11
Leaf Group

Search Platform Engineer

Santa Monica, CA, United States Full Time

Society6 is looking for a Search Platform Engineer to join our engineering team at our Santa Monica, CA office.

A big vision calls for a big job. As we grow, our need for a Search Platform Engineer grows with us.

Society6 is home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe, uploading and selling their original works as 30+ premium consumer goods from Art Prints to Throw Blankets. They create, we produce and fulfill, and every purchase pays an artist. Simple but huge.

Leaf Group is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of art, design and technology. We want people with an intense curiosity, a commitment to high quality service, who embrace the fun of the journey. Come help us disrupt and transform the digital media and art world!

We work in a fun, collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded. We encourage all of our employees to learn and grow personally and professionally so they can assume greater responsibilities and advance their careers within the department or within one of our operating businesses. Check us out here: https://www.leafgroup.com/brands/

You’ll Report To: Director, Software Engineering

A typical day as a Search Platform Engineer might include:

  • Writing and optimizing interfaces for performing advanced ElasticSearch queries on a 700M+ document dataset
  • Collaborating with data scientists and engineers on improvements to data schemas for search and recommendations
  • Enhancing and maintaining applications for image rendering, search, content, and commerce functionality, with a specialization in search technology
  • Contributing to core shared services and SDKs so that feature developers can integrate services quickly and easily
  • Working closely with other developers, product, marketing, operations, and QA to gather requirements for new API resources that, when integrated, will enable powerful new features in our marketplaces

You’ll be successful if you are interested in making a direct business impact by improving search and discovery across our scalable platform.

What You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in CS or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years working with ElasticSearch or similar search database
  • 3+ years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering web applications or RESTful APIs
  • Experience and advanced knowledge of Object Oriented PHP and at least one other server-side language. Experience with Laravel PHP, Python, and NodeJS are a plus
  • Some development experience using PostgreSQL, Couchbase, and/or Redis. Production experience with these database technologies is highly preferred
  • Understanding of cloud infrastructure and how it can be leveraged within application code. AWS experience preferred
  • An interest in modern development techniques for testing, automation, integration, and deployment
  • A passion for well-written code and innovative technology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Not afraid to wear multiple hats - no job being too small or too large
  • We're casual and informal but we work hard and work responsibly. A pleasant and supportive demeanor goes a long way

What We Have:

  • Cool office environment and culture (if we do say so ourselves at our ice cream socials, Thirsty Thursdays, Free Lunch Fridays, and all of the other fun activities we gather for)
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Paid-to-play vacation rewards
  • Discretionary unlimited vacation time
  • Employee discounts for Saatchi Art and Society6
  • 401K
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Agency Disclosure:
If the Leaf Group Talent Acquisition department, or any current company employee, receives an unsolicited resume from a third party recruiting agency and Leaf Group does not have a signed Agency Agreement active, Leaf Group will not be deemed liable to pay a placement fee. The unsolicited resume will be considered a gift and can be considered for our recruitment efforts.

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