Search Engineer

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Position at Grid Dynamics

Join the development team working to deliver leading-edge online capabilities to support one of the top US retailers. We are developing high-availability, high-performance e-commerce search solutions designed using Solr/Lucene enterprise search platform.


  • Participate in and contribute to design and development of high-performance, high-availability business application; from requirements analysis to production

  • Work using Agile methodology (Scrum, 2 weeks iterations, continuous integration, planning games, daily stand up, etc)

  • Analysis and improvement of application performance

  • Collaboration with an international team of developers, testers and analysts


  • Solr and/or Lucene experience is a must

  • Knowledge of Query Performance improvement and Schema Validation

  • Knowledge of Event Processing Sessions

  • Knowledge of Cluster Health and Monitoring: what to monitor, what can be improved

  • Knowledge of Sharding Strategies: best strategy for query performance and indexing speed

  • Strong background in Computer Science or similar; theoretical knowledge in CS: algorithms and complexity estimation, data structures, operation systems, programming languages

  • At least 4-6 years in Software Development

  • Deep understanding of Java platform – collections, concurrency, etc.

  • Search experience is a must

  • Experience with version control and bug tracking systems

  • Experience with build systems (ant, maven2, etc)

  • Experience with unit tests and integration tests

  • Desire and ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies

  • Good communication skills

Would be a plus:

  • Cassandra experience

  • Unix/Linux at least on user level (bash/ssh/ps/grep etc.) 

  • RDBMS experience (SQL, JDBC) 

  • Good understanding of JVM internals

  • Knowledge of Elastic Search

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work on bleeding-edge projects

  • Work with a highly motivated and dedicated team

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible schedule

  • Benefits package - medical insurance, sports 

  • Corporate social events

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Well-equipped office 


Placement and Staffing Agencies need not apply.  We do not work with C2C at this time.

At this moment, we are not able to process H1B transfers. Applicants with CPT and OPT visas are welcome to apply.

About Us: 

Grid Dynamics is a leading provider of technology consulting, agile co-creation, scalable engineering and data science services for Fortune 500 corporations undergoing digital transformation. 

We work in close collaboration with our clients on digital transformation initiatives that span strategy consulting, early prototypes and enterprise-scale delivery of new digital platforms. We help organizations become more agile and create innovative digital products and experiences using deep expertise in emerging technology, top global engineering talent, lean software development practices, and high-performance product culture. 

Headquartered in Silicon Valley with over 1,300 technologists located in engineering delivery centers throughout the US, Central and Eastern Europe, Grid Dynamics has architected and delivered some of the most extensive digital transformation programs in the retail, technology and financial sectors to help its clients win market share, shorten time to market and reduce costs of digital operations on a massive scale.

To learn more about Grid Dynamics, visit, or follow us on Twitter @GridDynamics.