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From Dmitry Kan <>
Subject [JOB] Financial search engine company AlphaSense is looking for Search Engineers
Date Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:42:46 GMT
Hi fellow Solr devs / users,

I decided to resend the info on the opening assuming most of you could have
been on vacation in July. I don't intend to send it any longer :)

Company: AlphaSense
Position: Search Engineer

AlphaSense is a one-stop financial search engine for financial research
analysts all around the world.

AlphaSense is looking for Search Engineers experienced with Lucene / Solr
and search architectures in general. Positions are open in Helsinki (

Daily routine topics for our search team:

1. Sharding
2. Commit vs query performance
3. Performance benchmarking
4. Custom query syntax, lucene / solr grammars
5. Relevancy
6. Query optimization
7. Search system monitoring: cache, RAM, throughput etc
8. Automatic deployment
9. Internal tool development

We have evolved the system through a series of Solr releases starting from
1.4 to 4.10, pushing forward all our solr-level customizations.


1. Core Java + web services
2. Understanding of distributed search engine architecture
3. Java concurrency
4. Understanding of performance issues and approaches to tackle them
5. Clean and beautiful code + design patterns

Our search team members are active in the open source search scene, in
particular we support and develop luke toolbox:, participate in search / OS conferences
(Lucene Revolution, ApacheCon, Berlin buzzwords), review books on Solr.

Send your CV over and let's have a chat. Please e-mail me, if you have any

Dmitry Kan
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