Senior Software Engineer – Search – contract inside IR35 [UK]

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Senior Software Engineer – Search – contract inside IR35 [UK]

  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Python

Requirements

  • Apache Solr (Preferred) or OpenSearch, Lemur/Indri
  • AWS Services – Lambda, SageMaker (Desired)
  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Python
  • JavaScript/TypeScript

Location

  • Salford
  • Hybrid – up to 2 days a week in the office
  • eligibility to work in the UK

Job description

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be working with our media client who produces an incredibly varied range of content: from video, audio, and text; from comedy, drama, news, and educational content; and content produced all around the UK. With so much content being produced, it can be difficult to get the right content to the right person.

We are investing in our Search platform with the aim to improve and modernise it’s search offering to provide more relevant search results to audience members via our discovery engine, machine learning or other forms of relevancy.

We utilise Apache Solr to serve up search results based on keywords and we are looking to expand this functionality into understanding context around content, understanding the user’s requests, a richer search experience, machine learning and personalisation.

 

Essential Key Skills and Responsibilities

You will:

  • have strong search, text mining, NLU and recommendation system skills
  • have written ranking functions in custom engines or frameworks like OpenSearch, Apache Solr or Lemur/Indri
  • have experience of AWS services such as OpenSearch, Lambda and SageMaker
  • have practical experience of using machine learning techniques to improve search capabilities
  • knowledge of IR metrics, such as nDCG, ERR and IR evaluation protocols
  • be experienced in Java, Kotlin, Python and JavaScript/TypeScript
  • have a strong willingness to learn and be a keen team player
  • have professional experience of working in projects using Agile development processes
  • have experience of writing and taking responsibility for technical documentation

Experience

  • A degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field or similar work based experience.
  • Proven experience as a Senior Software Engineer ideally with a focus on media-related projects.
  • Very good working knowledge of standard software development frameworks, techniques and methodologies.
  • Experience with providing coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, contributing to the development of business scenarios.
  • Knowledge of software development tools and technologies.
  • You are flexible and curious in your approach
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

About Spyrosoft

Spyrosoft is an authentic, cutting-edge software engineering company, established in 2016. In 2021 and 2022, we were among the fastest growing technology companies in Europe, according to the Financial Times. We were founded by a group of tech experts with established backgrounds in software engineering, who created an ‘engineer-to-engineer’ workplace, powered by enthusiasm, fairness and authentic relationships. Having a unique offering, which bridge the gap between technology and business, we specialise in technology solutions for industry 4.0, automotive, geospatial, healthcare & life sciences, employee experience & education and financial services industries.

Benefits

More reasons to work with us

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Work from home or the office

Depending on the position, you can work remotely, from the office or in a hybrid model.

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Top-of-the-line equipment

We provide the equipment that best suits your needs and the requirements of your role.

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Training budget

Use your personal training budget to gain new skills and knowledge.

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Internal initiatives

Take part in our knowledge-sharing meetups organised by and for tech enthusiasts.

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Private health insurance

Keep your health in check with easy access to medical professionals.

Recruitment process

It only takes a few steps

Different roles have different requirements, so the recruitment process depends on the specific position you are applying for.

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Checking your CV

We read every resume we receive carefully. If you meet our requirements, we will call you to learn more about your expertise and needs.
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Evaluating your qualifications

After an initial phone call, we check your skills with a task related to your position and provide you with feedback afterwards.
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Making an appointment

The next step is a meeting at our office or online, where you can learn more about the team and our work culture from a Spyrosoft manager and/or partner.
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Getting the answer

At Spyrosoft, we contact every person participating in the recruitment process. Upon acceptance, we will provide a list of the next steps.

Meet the recruiter

Ola Surmińska Spyrosoft

Building a new team is a puzzle, there’s no room for mistakes.

Aleksandra Surminska

Senior Recruitment Specialist

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Joanna Bęben Spyrosoft

At Spyrosoft, it is up to you which direction your skills will develop in and what your career path will look like.

Joanna Beben

Senior Recruitment Specialist

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Justyna Kasperska Spyrosoft

I always look at the recruitment processes from the candidate's perspective, because at Spyrosoft Group we care about your success!

Justyna Kasperska

IT Recruiter

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Paulina Darnowska Spyrosoft

Submitted application is the very beginning of your adventure at Spyrosoft. We support you at its every stage.

Paulina Darnowska

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Meet the recruiter

Katarzyna Franczek Spyrosoft

At Spyrosoft, we’re always working as a team. The success of the whole company depends on finding the right people.

Katarzyna Fraczek

Lead Recruitment Coordinator

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