Principal Software Engineer - Search & Relevance

Principal Software Engineer - Search & Relevance

What you'll do at

As a Principal Search & Relevance Engineer on the Sam's Club Search Team, your mission is to design, build, and scale a world class search engine that will delight our tens of millions of Sam's Club members. Every month millions of visitors trust the Sam's club app and to find exciting products and an incredible value. Your job is to make their lives simple by helping them find the products they want, when they want them:
  • Direct root cause analysis of critical business and production issues
  • Drive the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensure business needs are being met
  • Leads and directs in large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects
  • Lead the discovery phase of large projects to develop high level design
  • Lead the work of cross-functional groups of ten to twenty engineers, including offshore associates, for assigned Engineering projects
  • Promote and support company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Support business objectives


Minimum Qualifications

8 years of Software Development Experience, at least 3-5 years of Java Development, and solid experience in Search.

Preferred Qualifications

• 8+ years developing software
• At least 3 years of Java experience is required
• Significant experience with large-scale systems design
• Experience with Elasticsearch or Apache Solr is preferred
• Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc. is preferred
• Experience with information retrieval, machine learning, and recommendation systems is preferred
• An advanced degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred

About Sam's Club

Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners.

Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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