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Search Relevance Engineer in Utrecht


Some of our 8+ million customers know exactly what they want to buy before they even visit our site. A gamer isn’t interested in just ‘any’ GTX 1080, it has to be the version that can be overclocked the most. Then there are customers who enter more general search terms. And with a catalogue of 16+ million products, it’s imperative that our search engine quickly displays the most relevant results. Would you like to further fine-tune and turbocharge this search engine?

As Search Relevance Engineer, you are part of the cross-functional development team that makes our search function more robust, smarter and faster. Driven by your ambition to maximize the customer-relevance of search results, you work your magic with a wide gamut of tools. For example Java and Elasticsearch, in addition to PostgreSQL, the Hadoop stack and Tomcat. This is a setting in which you can unleash your passion for machine learning. Together with your team, you develop, realize and optimize search engine related IT solutions. All from the ‘Build IT, Run IT, Love IT’- principle; In other words from the conceptual framework to implementation and support.

In brief

  • Further develop and innovate our search engine technology
  • Use a mix of open source and proprietary tooling
  • Develop, realize and optimize search engine related services
  • Implement machine learning algorithms 

Who you are 

A customer-driven software engineer with a passion for machine learning. Experience in the search domain is welcome, but mastery of the tech stack is of greater importance (Java and Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, the Hadoop stack and Tomcat). Experience in an Agile work environment is a must, as is an affinity for (automated) testing and a ‘Go PRO (duction) or Go Home’ mentality’.

Must haves

  • Bachelor’s or master’s level in a relevant field
  • 3+ years experience as a software engineer
  • Genuine interest in search (engine) technologies
  • Communication skills and a feeling for customer ‘search quirks’

Your work environment

Bol.com offers an IT-driven work environment where a cross-functional attitude is the norm and maximizing customer value is the shared ambition. All teams autonomously deploy their own code to the production environment. At bol.com, we embrace innovation and new technologies. If you want to investigate new tooling, go for it.

We offer a work environment that includes an on campus soccer field, hackathons, fitness facilities, a games room and Friday afternoon get-togethers at our own bar. The setting is informal, unpretentious and innovative. Our strength is a sense of cooperation among equals that drives us to continuously improve ourselves and each other. You can achieve good things alone, and greater things together.

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Extra informatie

Fulltime (startersfunctie)

Utrecht | ICT / IT / Programmeur | Fulltime (startersfunctie)

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