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Senior Software Engineer - Text Mining

at TheFind in Mountain View, CA   —   Mar 23, 2014   |  
Overview
We’re hiring for smart and motivated people who want to join our small team of text mining engineers. As a member of the group, you’ll get to work on many different projects geared towards understanding a huge amount of ecommerce data on the web, and mining it to influence search results on TheFind.com. Some of the problems we work on are spell correction, automatic synonym mining, text categorization, entity extraction to automatically infer structure from unstructured data, query classification etc.

Job responsibilities will include finding novel ways to solve some of these challenging problems which are at the cutting edge of research. In a project, you’ll be responsible for end to end – i.e. from idea generation to production deployment. Only candidates with appropriate background should apply.


About TheFind:
TheFind is a pre-IPO startup in the Bay Area in the area of ecommerce ($200 billion market). We’re building a shopping search engine that will be the premier shopping destination on the web, beating Amazon and Google. TheFind is solving fundamental problems in comprehensiveness and information extraction in the shopping domain by using machine learning.

We successfully crawl a billion web pages and use automated machine learning methods to do product extraction and search relevance. We are focusing on all areas of shopping search like comprehensiveness, price comparison, coupons & deals, reviews, local shopping search, eco-friendly shopping, hot trends, personalized and social shopping, visual shopping search, mobile shopping etc.

The vision of TheFind is to become the starting point for shopping search on the web.

Some Stats about TheFind:
- Targeting $5.2B online shopping advertising spend. Funded by Redpoint, Lightspeed, Bain Capital Ventures
- Leadership team from Stanford, Princeton, UCB, Harvard, IIT, BITS Pilani, GSB, Yahoo/Inktomi/Altavista, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware, eBay, Verity
- 450 million products, 500,000 stores. Compare this with shopzilla/shopping.com/pricegrabber/amazon (~20 million products, ~5000 stores)
- Largest coupon search index, largest local shopping search index, largest visual search index, largest social commerce index
- 6 patents granted
Experience
MS/PhD in Computer Science with strong search/ML/data mining background.
3+ years of relevant industry experience
Exprienced programmer in C++/Java/python
Compensation
We give competitive salary, stock options, health benefits, 401K etc. You’ll be joining a group of experienced folks who love to innovate
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