About the Team
The Smart Applications group at Lucidworks consists of User Interface, Data Science, Applied ML and Analytics teams. Smart Applications group builds and owns the foundation, design and implementation of our end to end solutions and domain focused applications using Fusion APIs. As a leader of the Smart Applications group, you will be responsible for designing and building production grade, Fusion platform powered applications and solutions to specific domains.
About the Role
We are looking for a creative technical leader who not only generates innovative solutions themselves but also creates an environment where the team can do their best work and let their creativity flourish. You will provide leadership to the team that builds applications on Fusion and creates solutions for customer use cases. You will partner with Talent Acquisition and engineering management to build a top notch team of engineers and data scientists.
Reporting directly to the Sr VP of Engineering, this position provides a potent mix of dynamic opportunities, challenges and influence across other teams throughout the organization.
You're a seasoned, innovative engineering leader who plays well with others and you care about the work, the team, and the customers. You are able to work collaboratively with a diverse community of personalities spread across multiple time zones, leveraging your excellent communication skills to make sure everyone is on the same page and that the Lucidizens in your org are fulfilled and developing their full potential.
You have strong experience leveraging insights and reports to create data-driven solutions for real world problems at scale. You not only love building new applications at cloud scale but also geek out about optimizing existing solutions to make sure we are delivering the best product possible to our customers.
You thrive at the junction of business, product, and technology and see every challenge as an opportunity to up level the team or product.
Hire, manage, and enable the growth of high performing engineering teams working on projects across data infrastructure, analytics, and applied ML models
Engage, collaborate and develop internal relationships with key stakeholders, executives, peers and partners across the entire company
Actively work with customers, field teams, and cross functional organization to deliver world class Fusion powered applications and solutions
Help drive the underlying technology stack, application development framework and the implementation methodology
Provide guidance and support on technology choices and best practices that keeps both short term and long term product impact and improvements in mind
10+ years professional engineering experience
5+ years building, managing, and developing technical teams (including managers)
BS in computer science or similar field; Masters degree or higher preferred
Demonstrated track record of:
Establishing and developing strong operational practices
shipping features rapidly to production and iterating on the results.
Experience with at least one from each of the following groups:
Kafka streams, Flink, Spark, Storm or similar streaming data platform
MPP systems such as Citus Data, Bigquery or other cloud data store systems
Kubernetes, Helm, Docker
AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud infrastructure management
Experience scaling machine learning models in production environments.
Experience in streaming probabilistic algorithms like HyperLogLog to process data aggregations in an efficient manner.
Please note that at this time Lucidworks is unable to sponsor employment authorization (both new and transfer).
Lucidworks is leading digital transformation by fusing the power of search and artificial intelligence to create connected experiences for work, shopping, research and support.
Fusion is our cloud-native ML-powered search platform that integrates open-source projects Spark and Solr with our proprietary code for query intent prediction, low latency search, hyper-personalization and smart app creation. Our products include applications that run on the Fusion platform including Predictive Merchandiser, which helps ecommerce teams harness the power of ML to improve ecommerce conversion and Smart Answers, which enhances chatbots and virtual assistants with natural language processing and deep learning. We believe in building a team to deliver these products that make searching for insights a uniquely personal experience for a worldwide community of users.
Our roots are in Apache Solr, the global search standard used by 90 percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies. Our team includes contributors and committers to Solr as well as some of the world's foremost machine learning innovators. We are trusted by the world's largest brands to deliver personalized digital experiences across many industries, including: insurance, banking, capital markets, manufacturing, media, oil & gas, retail, software, and telecommunications. Those customers include companies like: Aetna, Morgan Stanley, Reddit, Red Hat, Uber, Verizon, and Wells Fargo. We also serve government agencies in the civilian, defense and intelligence sectors, including the United States Federal Reserve and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Lucidworks believes in the power of diversity and inclusion to help us do our best work. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and welcome talent across a full range of backgrounds, orientation, origin, and identity in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way. Applicants receive consideration based on the relevant talents, skills, and experiences they offer to our company. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to learning more about you.