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Date published: 7-Jul-2016

Our mission.

As the world’s number 1 job site, our mission is to help people get jobs. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for job seekers.

The team.

We are a rapidly growing and highly capable engineering team building the most popular job site on the planet. Every month, over 200 million people count on us to help them find jobs, publish their resumes, process their job applications, and connect them to qualified candidates for their job openings. With engineering hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo and Hyderabad, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job at a time.

Your job.

You enjoy applying your software skills and experience to build great products and solve technical challenges.  You're someone who wants to see the impact of your work making a difference every day. You get excited about bringing a team of engineers together to work on a shared mission.  You understand how to use data to make decisions. You have a passion for producing high quality code and guiding others to do the same, but you're able to balance team delivery against technical debt. You are passionate about building scalable, reliable systems that span multiple data centers around the world and handle millions of requests every day.

You understand that the best managers serve their teams, removing roadblocks and giving individual contributors autonomy and ownership. You are someone with high standards who will push us to be better, and who will take pride in Indeed like we do. You have led engineering teams and earned the respect of talented software developers. You are equally happy talking algorithms and data structures as you are brainstorming about development process and technology career development. You enjoy collaborating with others to share ideas and value other perspectives in evaluating the quality of ideas.

To see examples of technology challenges we’ve tackled at Indeed, visit our engineering talks page ( You can also read more about the growth of Indeed's San Francisco office and product focus for this year in a recent blog post written by our Engineering Director (

About you.

You will provide hands-on leadership for a full-stack development team building and enhancing products and systems in our service-oriented, highly scalable, multi-datacenter environment. As our engineering organization grows, you will help ensure we keep the talent bar high, and growing the skills and capabilities of your team. All of Indeed’s products are built with performance, scalability, and data-driven decision-making in mind. You can read more about the kinds of technology challenges we tackle on the Indeed Engineering Blog at:


  • Significant prior success as a Software Engineer working on challenging problems of scale
  • Strong ability to coach developers, helping them improve their skills and grow their careers
  • Solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms and excellent programming skills
  • The ability to guide a team to achieve important goals together
  • The desire to solve tough problems with quality software at scale
  • An understanding of the value derived from shipping code rapidly to production and learning/iterating on the results.
  • A deep understanding of the web
  • Strong knowledge of databases, both SQL and NoSQL
  • Experience with service-oriented and event-driven system architectures
  • Experience building high-performance distributed systems

About the Jobseeker Applications team:

The Jobseeker Applications team is focused on creating a great experience for jobseekers on Indeed.  This team creates applications to help jobseekers organize their job search, builds intelligent systems to help jobseekers make better decisions, and integrates with other Indeed products to optimize the overall job search experience.  The Jobseeker Applications team is a full-stack team that is building mobile and desktop web applications supported by RESTful services, email and push notifications, as well as the data storage and backend services to support their products.  This team works primarily in Java with ReactJS as well as Indeed's open source technologies like Imhotep, Boxcar, and Proctor.

Indeed provides a variety of benefits that help us focus on our mission of helping people get jobs.

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