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Sr Software Engineer
Rochester, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on July 4, 2022
Job Id #57156 Posted June 21, 2022

The Intranet Services Unit is looking for an experienced Enterprise Search Platform expert with a penchant for improving the search experience for the Intranet. The person should have -

  • Expert experience with an enterprise search platform like SearchBlox, Solr, Elasticsearch or any Lucene based platform.
  • Experience providing integrations to other applications. Example, provide APIs for search results. Provide interfaces for indexing like messaging queues, APIs or scheduling spiders/crawlers for index building.
  • Experience creating front-end solutions powered by the search platform.
  • Experience with creating solutions to track, report, and analyze website analytics and campaigns. The reports should be able to help with actionable decision making.
  • Operational experience with running a search platform - scheduling crawling/indexing, tracking search usage.
  • Expert knowledge of search concepts (relevance scoring, text analysis, faceting, etc.)
  • Preferably have experience with authentication and authorization in the context of a Search Platform.
  • Experience in creating processes and workflows to keep the search platform operating smoothly.
  • Excellent communication, organization and analytical skills. Experience in working multiple teams across an organization.



  • Expert experience with an enterprise search platform like SearchBlox, Solr, Elasticsearch or any Lucene based platform.
  • Knowledge of front-end technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript (HTML5, CSS3, ECMAScript/TypeScript).
  • Strong experience in developing and consuming REST services and familiarity with REST best practices.
  • Preferably experience with WordPress, PHP, MySQL, Linux, Apache.
  • Experience with agile software development processes.
  • Excellent software engineering fundamentals.
  • Experience with version control systems such as GIT.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux

Nice to have:

  • WordPress Theme/Plugin development
  • Experience with Docker, Google Cloud Platform

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