Principal Software Engineer - Search/Data at VIZIO (Greater Denver Area, CO)
About the Team
VIZIO is looking for a Principal Software Engineer - Search to play an important role in leading other software engineers in implementing projects. You will: Design, Implement, and Test software related to our software/services. The Principal Software Engineer will be the primary data and solution architect, will encourage development of new solutions, and mentor other engineers in design, architecture, and development best practices.
What You Will Do
- Have a major impact on the way users search and discover content on millions of active VIZIO Devices.
- Build next generation Search across VIZIO products.
- Build search server side features & data infrastructure to better support recall, relevance, ranking, real-time indexing, and personalization.
- Evaluate various search metrics, enhance search performance and reliability.
- Gather requirements to design and plan software solutions.
- Design and implement software solutions by writing code in a matter consistent with the company's coding standards and guidelines.
- Responsible for testing code to ensure that it is performing as expected in regards to correctness and performance.
- Keep track of bugs in the code, and provides fixes in a timely manner.
- Participate in the planning and scheduling of tasks, and responsible for meeting deadlines as determined jointly with their manager.
- Put comments in code as appropriate, and produces external documentation for more complex software components.
- Recommend changes and improvements in the overall shared codebase.
- Stays up-to-date with current development tools, processes, and techniques as related to the type of programming tasks assigned.
- Provide information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing development and service issues.
- Bachelor's Degree (BA, BS, or MS in Computer Science) or equivalent experience.
- Minimum 8 years of development experience, at least 4 years in a commercial environment for a consumer-facing product.
- Experience leading a team of skilled software developers.
- Experience mentoring developers to increase quality and effectiveness.
- Expert Knowledge of with .NET and C#. Experience developing in Python is a plus.
- Proficient building solutions using AWS or equivalent technologies.
- Deep understanding of information retrieval concepts such as inverted index, recall, ranking and evaluation of search quality.
- Working experience on informational retrieval system such as Solr.
- Experience with scalable distributed systems.
- Extensive knowledge of object-oriented programming.
- Experience working with RDBMSs.
- Experience working with MongoDB or other NoSQL technologies.
- Ability to troubleshoot, debug, and performance tune software code.
- Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a careful approach to handling issues.
- Understanding of software algorithms and ability to determine runtime complexity of algorithms.
- Proficient with containers and orchestration.
We are Beautifully Simple.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, VIZIO is a leading HDTV brand in America and the #1 Sound Bar Brand in America. VIZIO's mission is to deliver high performance, smarter products with the latest innovations at a significant savings that we can pass along to our consumers. Our loyal following and industry-wide praise continues to grow as we redefine what it means to be smart.
VIZIO, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We will not pay fees to any third-party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.
For Colorado-based employment: The minimum salary for this position is $150,000/year. The compensation package includes quarterly bonus in addition to a range of medical, dental, vision, financial and other benefits.
For Washington-based employment: The minimum salary for this position is $150,000/year. The compensation package includes the annual bonus in addition to a range of medical, dental, vision and other benefits.