Engineering Lead in Remote US at CareerBuilder

Date Posted: 9/7/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Remote US
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    7 - 10 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Who we are 

At CareerBuilder, we’ve always known that helping someone find a job is so much more than that — it’s helping them unlock their potential, build stability for themselves and their families, and open the next chapter in their lives. That’s why we’re working harder than ever to connect people with the perfect job for them. Whether they’re a truck driver transporting the goods that keep our country running, a software developer dreaming up the next big tech idea, or someone still figuring out what they want to do, we’ve got their back. Do you? 

For over two decades, CareerBuilder has been helping people zero-in on jobs that are such a good match they seem like they were made just for them. If you’ve always wanted to make a difference in the lives of your fellow human beings, now is the time — and CareerBuilder is the place. 

Summary of the Job:

CareerBuilder connects people with the right jobs at leading companies through the most innovative recruitment technology platform in the industry. We help millions of job seekers per month improve their lives by finding the right job and gaining the career insights needed to take the next step in their careers.


CareerBuilder is seeking a Software Engineering Lead in the Core Search Team to help us massively scale and improve our Search Infrastructure to provide fast and relevant search results from a corpus that has over a billion documents spread across hundreds of servers. Core Search provides the foundation layer for all types of searches implemented across CareerBuilder products.


In this role, you will be leading a team of talented engineers that are responsible for the Search Infrastructure (DevOps) as well as developing the Search Relevancy feature of the Core Search Engine. You will also work with data scientists and product owners as part of the larger Data team. The Core Search team uses a wide range of modern technologies and languages. To name a few


  • Programming Languages : Scala, Java, .NET (C#)
  • Apache Solr
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • RESTful Web Services: Play Framework, .NET MVC
  • MySQL, Microsoft SQL
  • Apache Spark
  • Docker, Kubernetes

In addition to the above, you will learn to work with different sets of tools such as Scalyr, Jenkins, New Relic, Ruby/Chef, EC2, EMR, Kinesis, Lambda, CloudFormation, etc.,



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of engineers and guide them to support new feature requests while managing technical debt in an Agile/SCRUM environment. Work in rapid development cycles to help realize business value.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering peers and consumers of Core Search to deliver robust and scalable solutions.
  • Own and monitor the reliability/performance of Core Search at a massive scale.
  • Contribute to a culture of learning, collaboration, and innovation; we expect you to communicate effectively by contributing/reviewing pull requests, participating in design/architectural meetings, and working with business stakeholders.
  • Provide highly visible service-related guidance and architectural support to engineering peers locally and around the world.
  • Upskill and develop your engineering team.
  • Constantly learn and stay current with industry trends/patterns.

Job Requirements:

  • Required Knowledge and Skills:

    We are looking for a passionate, highly motivated, detail-oriented, and self-directed Software Engineer that loves working with technology and sees this as a long-term profession, not just another job.  Ideally, the candidate is an advanced Scala or Java backend developer.  The candidate should have a deep understanding of object-oriented programming principles, object-oriented analysis and design techniques, good SQL skills, and excellent problem-solving skills working with web APIs.


    Experience with one of these Search technologies for example Solr, Elasticsearch, or Lucene is required.


    The candidate is expected to thrive in an Agile environment with daily scrum meetings, short sprint cycles, and multiple code deployments to production every week.


    Excellent team and communication skills are a must.


    Strongly Desired:

    • Functional programming experience
    • Experience building CI/CD pipelines and managing the deployment cycle for your work
    • Infrastructure DevOps Automation using tools like Ansible, Chef, etc., is a plus.
    • A deep understanding of Information Retrieval concepts is a plus.


    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This role expects Technical Hands-on Leadership and mentorship of a team of very talented Search and Infrastructure Engineers on Architecture, Scalability, and all aspects pertaining to Search and its Infrastructure. 


    BS in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience. Demonstrable knowledge of Data Structures, Algorithms, and a deep understanding of Information Retrieval concepts.


    Minimum Years of Experience:

    7+ years of experience working in an iterative software development environment.


    Physical Demands:

    • Frequent phone and computer use
    • Creating written communications
    • Able to sit/stand at a desk
    • Able to bend, sit, stand, lift boxes or equipment (between 0-15 lbs.)
    • Able to travel occasionally both domestically and internationally

CareerBuilder employees are currently remote. We do have offices based in Chicago and Atlanta. When it is safe to return to the office, you will have the ability to continue to be remote or utilize the Chicago or Atlanta offices as determined by your manager. 

Benefits and Perks

Connecting people with meaningful work is one of the most important things anyone can do – which means we need to support the employees who make that possible. CareerBuilder’s team enjoys a host of perks and benefits, including: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision, Life & Disability Programs
  • Option to enroll in supplemental Life, AD&D, Accident, Critical Illness, Home & Auto, Transit and Legal Programs
  • Parental support including paid maternity and parental leave, Milk Stork, Healthy Pregnancy Program and Fertility Support Services
  • Education Reimbursement Program allowing up to $5k per year towards completion of a Bachelor’s and non-MBA graduate degree, and up to $10K per year towards completion of an MBA
  • Wellness Support & Initiatives
    • Employee Assistance Program with free counseling sessions
    • Wellness/Tobacco Free credits towards medical premiums
    • Thoughtful Fridays (no internal meetings)
    • On-site meditation rooms
  • 401(k) Program with a two year vesting schedule, discretionary match, and an opportunity to make Pretax and Roth contributions. Financial educational webinars and individual retirement planning advising available.

CareerBuilder, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.


TSR ID: 002352


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