Search Engineer - Digital Publishing

Job Title: Search Engineer - Digital Publishing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wales
Salary: £30000 - £350002 per annum
Start Date: 2017-09-15
Reference: 38850
Contact Name: Oti Ikomi
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 15, 2017 12:00

Job Description

Leading Statical organisation seeking an experienced Search Engineer.  You will work apart of the in-house development team in Digital Publishing . You will ensure high quality code is delivered to meet user needs. You will also work with back-end and front-end developers to enhance search experiences and helping users find the content they want.

Main responsibilities:
  • Build and enhance search functionality and site navigation to serve the needs of web and API users, taking responsibility for the quality of code you produce 
  • Work with performance analyst to improve the accuracy and relevance of search results 
  • Work with others across Digital Publishing and ONS, investigating ways they can improve search experience through machine learning and improved metadata 
  • Build automated tests to support continuous integration environment 
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with your team (both developers and non-developers) and with the wider software engineering community 
  • Experience in search technology, e.g. Elasticsearch, Solr, Lucene or Logstash 
  • Experience of search indexing and retrieval using search terms, stemming, lemmatisation and other analysers 
  • Experience in backend engineering, including event driven data processing pipelines 
  • Awareness or experience of machine learning tools, libraries, algorithms and natural language processing 
  • Experience of building products which meet the GDS digital service standards 
  • Understanding of agile environments and version control 
  • An awareness of technologies used for web applications, e.g. HTTPS, JSON and CDNs, and use of Unix-like operating systems, e.g. Linux and/or Mac OS
For more information contact Oti Ikomi