Software Engineer - Solr

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Position at Smarsh

Software Engineer - SOLR

Smarsh empowers its customers to manage the risk and unleash the intelligence in their digital communications. Our growing community of over 6500 organizations in regulated industries counts on Smarsh every day to help them spot compliance, legal or reputational risks in 80+ communication channels, before those risks become regulatory fines or headlines.  Relentless innovation has fueled our journey to consistent leadership recognition from analysts like Gartner and Forrester, and our sustained, aggressive growth has landed Smarsh in the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing American companies since 2008.

Software Engineer - Solr

  • Design and code backend software on business-critical data-centric enterprise applications
  • Design, implement, and support interfaces between system applications
  • Identify and implement improvements in existing services, including optimizations
  • Work closely with cross-discipline team members from the definition of functional and non-functional requirements through ongoing operational support
  • Work closely with the Architecture team and others to transform the platform components
  • US Citizenship Required 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Design and implement improvements to existing Solr deployment and usage
  • Continue to learn. Become a tactical member of the team. Design and implement quality solutions under limited guidance
  • Build defined features to contribute value to the software codebase for a high-volume system
  • Investigate and fix bugs
  • Write automated unit tests
  • Maintain documentation to share knowledge
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies and meetings (Kanban)
  • Track work in ticketing system (JIRA)
  • Participate in Pull Request reviews. Provide and receive feedback to improve continuously
  • Ask clarifying questions. Learn everything you can about the product, its users, and how they interact with the product


  • Expert experience with Solr, particularly large data systems and upgrades
  • Intermediate programming skills in Java, including unit tests
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Multi-functional team collaboration
  • Fault-tolerant design & maintenance
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern software programming/engineering
  • Product delivery lifecycle - requirement refinement through ops
  • Git
  • Build tools - prefer Maven or Gradle


  • Memcached, Redis, or other networked cache
  • ActiveMQ or other standard queuing frameworks
  • Back end development - large scale data-centric applications
  • Linux, scripting & admin
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Spring
  • Docker
  • CI/CD
  • AWS

Why Smarsh?

Smarsh hires lifelong learners with a passion for innovating with purpose, humility and humor. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We work closely with the most popular communications platforms and the world’s leading cloud infrastructure platforms. We use the latest in AI/ML technology to help our customers break new ground at scale. We are a global organization that values diversity, and we believe that providing opportunities for everyone to be their authentic self is key to our success. Smarsh leadership, culture, and commitment to developing our people have all garnered Best Places to Work Awards. Come join us and find out what the best work of your career looks like.