As an engineer in the information retrieval team at Meltwater you will be building petabyte-scale search and analytics systems using elasticsearch running on AWS.
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.
Our culture is based on a fundamental belief in people with a passion for learning new things and a desire to help those around you. We are strong believers in team autonomy, DevOps culture and continuous delivery. Meltwater development teams fully own and operate their subsystems and infrastructure, and run on-call rotations.
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 hundreds of millions of news articles, tweets and Facebook posts to our always growing Elasticsearch clusters - the biggest cluster runs on a thousand servers in the cloud.
We run on AWS and are heavy users of AWS services, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Terraform, Docker; with a sprinkling of other database and messaging technologies depending on the need.
For this role, you are expected to have some past experience with search engines, big data analytics, infrastructure, systems engineering and distributed systems. In our team you will get an opportunity to explore and push the technologies we use to their limits. This sometimes requires low level modifications to open source libraries, other times it involves combining two existing technologies in an innovative way.
On the software side we're heavy on Java and Kotlin, with some Spring, RxJava and plenty of microservices thrown in. We use Python for data science, machine learning and linear optimization purposes. Long experience with Java or Python is however not a requirement, instead we prefer an engineer with a history of rapidly acquiring new skills.
For this position we are looking for experienced Software Engineers that want to further grow in an organization based on collaboration across team and country boundaries. With the massive production scale of our systems, small decisions you make may have a big impact on our product and our many customers. If you get excited when talking about distributed systems at scale, or innovating on new ways to gain insights from all the world's information then you will love working with us.
This position is offered in one of our European offices (Berlin - Germany, Reading - UK, Paris - France, Budapest - Hungary), and involves working closely with a team in Gothenburg, Sweden. We are remote friendly but expect you to come to the office from time to time to work with your colleagues in person.
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
5+ years of relevant professional experience
You can carry a conversation in English
You are eligible to work in the EU
Fresh fruits & free drinks
Personal Branding Support
Ergonomic desks and chairs
Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.
Open Source Contributions
Conferences and Tech Talks
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.
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.
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