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Senior Software Engineer (Backend), Search

Guru

Guru

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Overview:

Guru is an AI-powered knowledge platform that acts as a company's enterprise search engine, wiki, and intranet all rolled into one. Guru uses advanced AI to not only store information but also understand it and deliver the right answers to the right people, exactly when they need it. This translates to increased efficiency, improved decision-making, and a boost in overall productivity for our customers.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Search and Answers team, you'll be a key player in crafting how users find information. In this role, you'll leverage your software development skills to design, develop, and implement cutting-edge search and generative Q&A features. Your understanding of search and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) architectures will be instrumental in crafting intelligent services that surface the most relevant information for our users. You'll collaborate closely with a talented team to continuously refine our search and generative Q&A capabilities and make knowledge discovery effortless.

Key Responsibilities:

  • A major contributor to the development and refinement of our search and Q&A algorithms implemented in our RAG architecture
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in search and RAG architectures
  • Work closely with cross-functional software development teams to shape complex requirements into epics and stories that deliver impactful features for our customers
  • Support a mission-critical SaaS offering by ensuring reliability and scalability in serving thousands of customers’ critical business needs
  • Maintain code quality and integrity by actively participating in code reviews and surfacing opportunities for paying down technical debt.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of Java software development building scalable enterprise applications
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with OpenSearch/Elasticsearch
  • Deep understanding of RAG architectures, LLMs, and embeddings
  • Proven ability to evaluate and improve search and RAG implementations
  • Strong SQL and relational database skills
  • Skilled in modern software development and deployment practices, including automated testing, version control with Git, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Natural preference for iterative development and approaches
  • Strong preference for pairing, collaboration, and teamwork

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience with cloud services, particularly AWS
  • Familiarity with CircleCI
  • Experience with Python for migration purposes

Hey, not everybody checks all the boxes, apply and let us get to know you and your experiences and we can learn and grow together here at Guru!

Compensation and benefits

Note: Disclosure as required by relevant state law of the base salary compensation range for this role when being hired in Colorado, New York and Washington. The base salary compensation range for the position outlined is $160,000- $216,000. You may also be offered incentive stock options and benefits. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, PTO, Paid sick leave, Paid parental leave, Paid family leave, Paid holidays, Mental health and wellbeing offerings, HSA/FSA available (where applicable), Office set-up reimbursement, Life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage, Short & long term disability coverage, and a Company-issued laptop and accessories.

The final job level and compensation will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, years of relevant experience, skills, qualifications, certifications, geographic location, and other business considerations.

In Addition

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan
  • Paid Parental, Family & Medical Leave
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • 401k
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Thrive After Five: in recognition of our long-tenured employees, Guru celebrates your five year anniversary with a $10,000 personal travel reimbursement
  • Remote perks
  • Generous medical benefits package
  • Guru-sponsored company & team events, no matter where you work

We ensure that individuals with disabilities 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. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.