Software Engineer – Solr

  • Location: Portland , Oregon
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #675

We are looking for a Software Engineer (Solr) Consultant with a deep technical knowledge Solr experience help drive our teams success. During the course of their engagement with us, you will help us identify improvement opportunities with pinpoint accuracy’s. Ultimately, this resulted in reduction in hosting cost on CLOUD and improvement in search query performance.

We have some very lofty goals to achieve, and its key to provide expertise guiding the technical implementation of the project.

  • Design and code backend software on business-critical data-centric enterprise applications
  • Design, implement, and support interfaces between system applications
  • Identify and implement improvements in existing services, including optimizations
  • Work closely with cross-discipline team members from the definition of functional and non-functional requirements through ongoing operational support
  • Work closely with the Architecture team and others to transform the platform components

Principal Responsibilities

  • Design and implement improvements to existing Solr deployment and usage
  • Continue to learn. Become a tactical member of the team. Design and implement quality solutions under limited guidance
  • Build defined features to contribute value to the software codebase for a high-volume system
  • Investigate and fix bugs
  • Write automated unit tests
  • Maintain documentation to share knowledge
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies and meetings (Kanban)
  • Track work in ticketing system (JIRA)
  • Participate in Pull Request reviews. Provide and receive feedback to improve continuously
  • Ask clarifying questions. Learn everything you can about the product, its users, and how they interact with the product


  • Expert experience with Solr, particularly large data systems and upgrades
  • Intermediate programming skills in Java, including unit tests
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Multi-functional team collaboration
  • Fault-tolerant design & maintenance
  • Knowledge and understanding of modern software programming/engineering
  • Product delivery lifecycle – requirement refinement through ops
  • Git
  • Build tools – prefer Maven or Gradle


  • Memcached, Redis, or other networked cache
  • ActiveMQ or other standard queuing frameworks
  • Back end development – large scale data-centric applications
  • Linux, scripting & admin
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Spring
  • Docker
  • CI/CD
  • AWS
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