Sr. Software Engineer (Core Search) in Remote US at CareerBuilder

Date Posted: 7/21/2022

Job Snapshot

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

Job Description

Note: CareerBuilder U.S. office locations will reopen on a voluntary basis in February 2022 and employees within a commutable distance will have the option to utilize the offices if fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

U.S. Office Locations: Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Irvine, CA 

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 Senior Software Engineer 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 part of a team of talented engineers that are responsible for the Search Infrastructure (DevOps) as well as for 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 a lot of tools such as Scalyr, Jenkins, New Relic, Ruby/Chef, EC2, EMR, Kinesis, Lambda, CloudFormation, etc.,


Essential Responsibilities:

    • Support new feature requests and assist in 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.

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 – strong desired
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines and managing the deployment cycle for your work
  • Experience with search technologies such as Solr, Elasticsearch, or Lucene is a plus.
  • Infrastructure Devops Automation using tools like Ansible, Chef etc., is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of Information Retrieval concepts is a plus.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This role does not have supervisory responsibilities


BS in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience. Demonstrable knowledge of Data Structures, Algorithms is a must.

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

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: 

Health and Wellness: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision, Life & Disability Programs 
  • Option to enroll in supplemental Life, AD&D, Accident, Critical Illness, Home & Auto, Transit, Identity Theft Protection, Legal Programs, and Pet Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program with free counseling sessions  
  • Wellness/Tobacco Free credits towards medical premiums 
  • On-site meditation rooms 
  • Free upgrades to premium versions of many Mental Health applications 

Family Support and Care: 

  • Parental support including paid maternity and parental leave 
  • Milk Stork 
  • Pre-Tax Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account 
  • Healthy Pregnancy Program and Fertility Support Services 

Flexibility and Time Off 

  • Paid time off, including time off to volunteer, holidays, floating holiday, bereavement, jury duty, parental leave 
  • Remote work opportunities available for most roles 

Personal and Career Development: 

  • 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 

Financial Wellbeing: 

  • 401(k) Program with a two year vesting schedule, annual employer match, and an opportunity to make Pretax and Roth contributions.  
  • Financial educational webinars and individual retirement planning advising available. 


  • Employee resource groups 
  • Time off to volunteer 

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: 002695


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