Senior Search & Relevance Engineer at Zip Co

Engineering, Full-Time, Australia (remote) remote engineering full-time
Posted 7 days ago

Before we dive into the role, let’s talk about flexibility. At Zip, we have offices in Sydney and Melbourne but can hire from anywhere in Australia.

Our Zipsters can choose where and when they work by taking full advantage of our hybrid-work environment. So whether you’re fully remote, mostly in the office or a mix of the two, you’ll be empowered to do whatever brings out your best.

About us

We are Zip, a global Buy Now, Pay Later company providing fair and seamless solutions that simplify how millions of people pay. Our journey began in Australia, has taken us to 13 countries (so far) - and we’re just getting started.

We exist to create a world where people can live fearlessly today, knowing they’re in control of tomorrow. Focused on product innovation that puts people at the centre, we put the financial well-being of our customers and merchant partners at the heart of everything that we do.

As  our Principal Search and Relevance engineer within the  Search and Big Data squad, you will be responsible  for improving  and  guiding  search  relevance, recommendations  and  personalisation for over  4m  users  and  growing!  We are  looking  for  in-depth  knowledge  of  Elasticsearch,  including  the use  of  Elasticsearch plugins.

Search-as-you-type, organic  search  boosting, and personalised search  is  part  of  our near  road  map. You  will  work closely with  the  broader  search  and  data team  to  ensure  you  are  provided with the data you require  in  order  to  meet  and  exceed our ambitious  goals.

Your  years  of  experience  in  search  relevance, along  with  your  deep technical  understanding  of Elasticsearch  will  ensure  the  success  of  the broader  team  to  provide  a world-class  search  and recommendations  experiences. 

What you'll do:

  • Provide insight for improvements on the AWS cloud-based infrastructure running
  • Elasticsearch
  • Improve search relevance and build out a product recommendation service
  • Guard against search relevance regression
  • Manage data ingestion reliability
  • Collaborate with the broader team involved in delivering or processing data
  • Contribute to improving the search performance and capability of the search engine
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Identify and remediate pain points in the application/development lifecycle
  • Recommend and assist with architectural changes to improve performance and
  • reliability
  • To help us level up, ideally you’ll have:

  • 5 years (minimum) working experience with Elasticsearch 3 years (minimum) experience with AWS
  • Experience implementing Elasticsearch Java plugins
  • Ability to  work autonomously and be ready for global growth and expansion plans! 
  • We’re proud to be a values-led business. They guide us in everything we do - how we work together and create game-changing experiences for our customers and fellow Zipsters.

    If you only meet some of the requirements for this role, that's okay. We value a diverse range of backgrounds and ideas and believe this is fundamental for our future success. So, if you have the curiosity to learn and the willingness to teach what you know, we'd love to hear from you.

    We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive workplace that provides equal opportunities to all persons regardless of their age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or anything else.

    What’s in it for you?

    We offer a variety of perks and benefits to support you at both work and home. Here’s a taste of what you can expect!

    ●     Flexible working culture
    ●     Share incentive programs
    ●     Generous paid parental leave
    ●     Leading family support policies
    ●     Paid birthday and volunteering leave
    ●     Mental health and wellbeing program
    ●     Virtual yoga and meditation classes
    ●     Fun team with high-growth hustle
    ●     Remote working allowance
    ●     Heaps of social events

    Join us on our mission to be the first payment choice, everywhere and every day.