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Software Architect - Search Algorithms & Search Relevance

at NexTag, Inc in San Mateo, CA   —   Jul 27, 2014   |  
NexTag is the leading comparison shopping site for products, financial services, travel, automobiles, real estate, education and more. At the core of NexTag are proprietary technologies and algorithms that enable shoppers to quickly compare prices and find the best deals on millions of products and services. For thousands of merchants, service providers and individuals, NexTag is an extremely efficient sales channel with its highly qualified traffic and performance-based pricing. More than 18 million people per month use NexTag to research, compare, and save on products and services online.

We are looking for a dynamic and hands-on Principal Search Architect to join our top-notch development team and continually innovate and improve the NexTag e-commerce platform. The search group at NexTag is actively working on a number of interesting IR problems and is looking for people who can take a lead role in one or more of the following areas: information retrieval, text classification, machine learning, collaborative filtering and data mining. The ideal candidate will have a strong theoretical background in IR combined with successful hands-on experience developing and deploying large-scale, real-world systems. You will work as part of a fast-paced web team and should be able to effectively lead and work in a team environment.

As a technology leader in e-commerce, we are constantly engaged in the most challenging and interesting development projects. NexTag has an entrepreneurial small-team environment, where individuals' innovative ideas are rapidly adopted and rewarded. You'll see the results of your efforts in days or weeks, not years.
Minimum 8 years experience in software development with at least 3 year in Java programming.
Recent experience with in-house, open source or commercial IR systems.
Significant experience with high traffic, database-driven Web applications.
Significant experience with large scale, high performance systems.
Strong background with Object-oriented design and implementation.
Strong background in relational database design.
Experience with SQL, Oracle, JDBC, J2EE application servers, JSP and servlets.
Good communication skills.
•Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science from a reputed US University.
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