Senior Search Engineer - Search Infrastructure



Other Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

About AlphaSense

AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by the world's leading companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, our AI-based technology has helped professionals make smarter business decisions by delivering insights from an extensive universe of public and private content – including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. Our platform is trusted by over 3,500 enterprise customers, including a majority of the S&P 500. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 1,200 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, India, and Singapore. For more information, please visit

Check out what we’ve built so far

The Role

We seek a world-class search expert and software professional to help develop the next-generation data analysis and search platform.

You will join the Search Engine team where you will be focusing on search engine development powering the AlphaSense product.

In this role, you will work with various critical domains including performance, search relevancy, reliability and scalability.

We will pair you up with top talent in cloud, machine learning and software engineering, and give you the right environment with freedom and the opportunity to super-charge your career.

What we ask from you

  • Proven track record of 4+ years working in search, particularly in search technologies we use, like Apache Solr, Lucene, ElasticSearch and OpenSearch
  • Strong understanding of search architecture and experience in designing large-scale search systems
  • Demonstrable experience in operating large search engines with a deep understanding of sharding and replication, failover, fault tolerance, and high availability techniques
  • 6+ years of experience in any Java, Scala, Kotlin, Python, and C++ languages
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and container technologies like Docker
  • Must have a good understanding of the event-driven architectures
  • Experience in indexing large-scale datasets
  • Be a nice team player who can fluently explain all of the above to others

Bonus points if you have

  • Knowledgeable about modern IaaC technologies like cross-plane, and terraform and excited to learn new ones
  • Experience with vector/neural search technologies
  • Experience with ArgoCD
  • Experience with multiple cloud environments like AWS, Azure and GCP

What we offer

  • Playing a part in the story of a fast growing company
  • Interesting career opportunities and training
  • Relocation support for single employees, couples and families
  • While we do have an office in Helsinki, we’re a distributed company. We value outcomes over time, and offer flexible working arrangements. We usually meet at the office once a week.
  • Private healthcare services from Terveystalo
  • 2 weeks of vacation granted up front, and possibility to use vacation days as they accrue
  • Access to gym room, gaming room, free parking near the office, mobile phone, Lunch benefit, mobile plan, home internet, remote work equipment, and many more....

You can apply by sending your cover letter and resume through the application form. Application deadline April 30th 2024.