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Lead Solr Search Engineer

Helsinki, Finland
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Eldar Taspaev
Must have skills:
Considering candidates from:
Turkey, CIS, and Schengen
Work arrangement:
Onsite only
Search technology
Visa sponsorship:
Company size:
201-500 employees
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Lead Solr Search Engineer

Helsinki, Finland
AlphaSense is a revolutionary AI-powered search engine for market intelligence used by financial firms and corporations across industries and geographies. With more than 1,000 enterprise clients, their mission is to enable knowledge professionals to acquire critical business insights and data with speed and conviction. The company's search technology leverages AI and NLP to parse topics, concepts and ideas semantically and uncover the most relevant insights from previously fragmented data sets.
  • Focusing on search engine development powering the AlphaSense product
  • Act as an amplifying agent for the team
  • Make the search faster, more reliable, and highly scalable and build a flexible search engine platform for power features across the product
  • Taking part in project planning as well as taking part in the execution of highly technical and interesting challenges
Must-have skills:
  • 7+ years of proven experience 
  • Proven track record in leading complex software projects 
  • Years of experience with large scale databases and information retrieval
  • Solid hands on experience with AlphaSense search stack: Apache Solr and SolrCloud, Apache Lucene, Apache Zookeeper, Elasticsearch
  • Strong previous experience with Java
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Advanced English
Nice-to-have skills:
  • Any additional experience in search is an advantage
  • Standard lunch vouchers (covers approx 25% of lunch cost)
  • Public transport up to EUR 720 (in excess of EUR 300 is taxable income)
  • Parking spot
  • The recreational benefit of up to EUR 200 annually (tax-free). They match whatever the employee contributes, so in order to get the e.g EUR 200 benefit, you’ll need to put in 200 to the recreation account (for a total of EUR 400 annually). Can be used for concerts, gym memberships, museums, etc.
  • Mobile phone and SIM
  • Home internet
  • They also sponsor team sports, so in case there’s a group playing e.g. basketball we can pay the court fee
Interview process: 
  1. Intro call with Toughbyte
  2. A candidate is presented with a home test (3-4 hours)
  3. Team tech interview
  4. Site Director interview 
  5. Reference check
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Is fully remote work possible?

No, you would have to be based in Helsinki to start working.

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