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Senior Software Engineer, Search Platform

Course Hero

Course Hero

Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Course Hero is scaling! We'relooking for a results-oriented Senior Software Engineer to take ownership of Course Hero’s consumer-facing Site Search. You will be part of the Platform team and will be responsible for shipping compelling and engaging search and recommendations experiences that will help millions of students discover relevant, course-specific content that empowers them to graduate confident and prepared.

We expect you to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and adapt to constantly evolving business needs.

Here are some ways you’ll make an impact!

  • Design, implement, test, and maintain Course Hero’s Search Platform components in the context of a multi-tier, scalable, high-volume, and reliable distributed systems that perform 24x7.
  • Use Elasticsearch/Solr infrastructure and search/ML techniques to seek exciting problems in relevance ranking and semantic search.
  • Implement, extend, and modularize our federated search system architecture to meet 10x growth in search volume and diverse search intents from students, educators, and tutors.
  • Collaborate with ML, UX, and product to conceptualize and execute on our exciting content discovery roadmap.

Are you our next Senior Software Engineer for Search?

  • 5+ years experience developing search algorithms and applications using search engine toolkits like Elasticsearch or Solr.
  • Proficient in object-oriented and functional programming
  • Hands-on experience with developing and maintaining distributed systems
  • Proficient in modern engineering languages (Python, Go,Java), microservices SOA architecture
  • Creating and optimizing search DSL
  • Data indexing (and index management) on search engines
  • Python & Go REST/gRPC Services
  • BS degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study, or have equivalent practical experience
  • Ability to quickly understand technical and business requirements and be able to translate into technical design and implementation

Bonus Points

  • Experience with text processing, NLP, and data pipelining using Spark or Athena
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS Ecosystem
  • Has worked previously as part of a Search team (applications or infrastructure)
  • Data pipelining (can do Airflow/Kafka pipelines for indexing to Elasticsearch and DynamoDB)
  • Passionate about education

Benefits & Perks!

  • Competitive salary, annual bonus, and RSUs
  • Medical coverage, including full dental and vision
  • Life and disability benefits
  • 401(k) program (US) / retirement savings plan (Canada) with company match
  • One month paid sabbatical after 5 years at the company
  • Education reimbursement
  • Professional development workshops & industry conferences
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Social responsibility program (volunteer time off and donation matching)
  • Annual wellness stipend
  • Tech stipend
  • Annual family planning stipend
  • Quarterly snack boxes delivered to your door

For positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Other locations: IL, MA, NJ.

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. We strongly encourage you to apply if you're interested. We'd love to learn how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

We are a virtual-first company and have employees dispersed throughout the United States and Canada. We have a market-based pay structure that varies by location. The base pay for this position is dependent on multiple factors, including candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed below. You may also be eligible to participate in our bonus program and may be offered an equity award, benefits, and other types of compensation.

This role is eligible for hire in Vancouver & Toronto, Canada.

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company. ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Course Hero:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.

Join us on our mission!

#Canada

In accordance with Canadian law, the base salary for this role if filled within Canada is as follows.

Canada Pay Range
$138,000$186,000 CAD