Staff Software Engineer -Search/Backend Engineering

Staff Software Engineer -Search/Backend Engineering

What you'll do at

Search Team Overview: Search processes billions of queries for millions of products on Walmart sites and apps worldwide. Whenever a user types in a query or browses through product categories on the web site, phone or the iPad, our service goes to work. We mine structured and semi-structured data from product catalogs, social web, transactions, query logs, etc. at an unprecedented scale. We work on big data problems, cutting edge relevance algorithms from information retrieval, machine learning, and ranking to deliver a high-availability, low-latency service, which directly impacts business metrics.

Position Description:
Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Software Engineering and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans;
Leads proof-of-concept for medium to large initiatives; implements prototypes to validate ideas;
Designs and develops technical solutions for existing software products or for enhancements to new and future software releases;
Leads development of software requirements, understanding impact of architecture on overall solution.
Performs root cause analysis and develops action plan and priorities for backlogs (identifying short-and long-term solutions); may lead implementation of plan.
Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity;
Be excited about making an immediate impact on a global scale.

Minimum Qualifications

5+ years of experience with building scalable, high performing and robust Java applications;
Extensive Java / JEE programming experience with a focus on server side componentsExtensive experience in developing Web application;
Experience with Spring frameworkExperience with open source search engines like solr, lucene or elastic search;
Experience with no-sql technologies like Couchbase, Cassandra or Hbase;

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field;
Experience in the search domain highly desirable;
Experience with big data methodologies involving Hive/Hadoop/ Spark;

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
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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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