Sr. Search Engineer

Vimeo, New York, NY

High-quality tools for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos

Do you want to help make "Vimeo" a verb? There are millions of Vimeo creators and users searching for content across millions of topics looking for inspiration, collaborators, and audiences. Join Vimeo’s Search team to help improve discovery on the coolest video site around, bridging disciplines that include search algorithms, information retrieval, data enrichment, natural language processing, and data science.

The Search team at Vimeo uses Elasticsearch, PHP and Go to make our search stack robust, reliable and independent. From here, Vimeo makes navigation, exploration, and discovery of content as easy and awesome as possible. We optimize our users’ experience by validating ideas through AB testing. Our engineers work closely with the Product team to help define and articulate a vision for our products.

What you'll do:

  • Identify search relevancy challenges and opportunities based on real search sessions, come up with ideas for algorithmic solutions, and experiment
  • Plan and deliver features that improve the creative, collaborative, and productive experience for Vimeo’s creator users, especially for search
  • Collaborate with the Vimeo front-end team to determine API needs and implementation
  • Partner with product managers to refine and prioritize requirements, estimate and scope work, and time releases
  • Help improve applications automation and monitoring throughout the system
  • Write clean, portable, and well-documented code

Skills & knowledge you should possess:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work across many products and teams
  • Excellent understanding of search KPIs
  • Practical experience with Elasticsearch/Lucene/Solr and a strong understanding of indexing, search, information retrieval and relevance
  • Mastery of at least one server-side language such as Go, Java, PHP or Python
  • Solid understanding of API design
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Understanding of IO issues, disk and network
  • Knowledge and experience of monitoring tools (ELK stack, Grafana)
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related field

Bonus points:

  • Strong portfolio of public code (Github, Bitbucket, etc.)
  • Has built Elasticsearch plugins
  • Knowledge of machine learning and other predictive modeling techniques

About Vimeo:

Vimeo empowers video creators to tell exceptional stories and connect with their audiences and communities. Home to more than 60 million members in over 150 countries, Vimeo is the world’s largest ad-free open video platform and provides powerful tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Learn more at www.vimeo.com.

About Vimeo

Vimeo is the quality, open video platform for creative people around the world. Vimeo was founded in 2004 by filmmakers who wanted a fun, easy, uncluttered way to share their work and moments from their lives. We remain true to that mission by continually striving to help people with a wide range of passions share the things they create and care about. In everything we build for creators and their audiences, our goal is simple: make life worth watching. 

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