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Junior Software Engineer - Search Platform

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg +3 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg +3 more

At Meltwater we are creating the next generation media intelligence solutions for a global client base. We are an international company with engineering offices on 3 continents and sales offices all over the world.

Working at Meltwater

As a junior engineer in the information retrieval team at Meltwater you'll learn how to build petabyte-scale search and analytics systems using the latest technologies.

Our team owns the most central part of Meltwater’s products, the search platform which plays a key role in the retrieval and analysis of all of the company’s editorial and social media assets. Every day we add or update over one billion news articles, tweets and Facebook posts in our repositories. Our API's are used by 40+ engineering teams to power most of Meltwaters' products with search and analytics capabilities.

We constantly innovate on new ways to gain insights from hundreds of billions of news articles, tweets, or other social media posts.


A majority of the team is currently located in Gothenburg, Sweden but we’re working remotely most of the time. As such, relocation to Gothenburg, hybrid or fully remote options are available.

What you'll do

Together with your mentor you will:

  • Work closely with other engineering teams to build innovative search functionality
  • Build API's that can be used by other teams to create great products
  • Operate and monitor a mission critical search platform based on Elasticsearch
  • Maintain code and write automated tests in Java, Kotlin or Python
  • Use AWS services to build scalable data processing and storage solutions
  • Troubleshoot performance bottlenecks

What we offer

  • Diversity - Work in a diverse English-speaking team, with colleagues across the world
  • Learning - We solve problems together, with a focus on knowledge sharing
  • Autonomy - In the team we're entrusted to decide what the best technical solution is and how we'd like to work together

  • Collaboration - We work closely together across team and country boundaries


  • Flexible work hours
  • Office/hybrid/remote alternatives
  • Equal pay for everyone with the same role
  • Parental pay for parents on leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Wellness allowance
  • Private health insurance
  • Internal and external conferences

Skills & Requirements

Some qualities we hope to find in you

  • You are curious and take pleasure in learning new things

  • You enjoy solving problems together with others

  • You have empathy for your team mates and customers

  • You can carry a conversation in English

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Fresh fruits & free drinks

  • Internal hackathons

  • Personal Branding Support

  • Ergonomic desks and chairs

  • Great hardware

  • Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.

  • Open Source Contributions

  • Conferences and Tech Talks

About the company

Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 30,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

We are more than 2000 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

Read our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater and visit our company profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and Twitter.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://bit.ly/2KBm9Ei

And “EEO is the Law Supplement” poster is available at: http://bit.ly/2Kmxnxd

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David Burke | Contact Person

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