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Senior Software Engineer - Relevant Jobs Platform

Remote - US


Software Engineering

Location-Based Salary Range

Austin 109,000 - 159,000 USD per year

Employment Type

Full Time

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The Relevant Jobs Platform (RJP) team at Indeed helps people get jobs by providing relevant jobs on non-search based surfaces. Indeed helps millions of jobseekers and employers worldwide connect each month, and the RJP team works across Indeed to ensure job seekers and employers are connected to relevant and qualified jobs.

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Relevant Jobs Platform (RJP) team, you will have ownership of a critical part of Indeed’s marketplace by ensuring high quality and relevant jobseeker contacts across our platform. You will design and implement efficient algorithms and microservices for ensuring relevance of matches, ranking results, filtering spam, and personalizing results. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining pipelines that create search indexes out of data from large databases. 

Indeed’s job search engine serves billions of search queries every month connecting tens of millions of jobseekers to relevant job opportunities. As part of a collaborative team from engineering, data science, and product management, you will work on building innovative technical solutions to drive business outcomes.  

Data drives your decision making, and you influence others to do the same. We constantly dig into the data available at Indeed to analyze, inform and develop solutions to the right problems. If looking at data, slicing and dicing it in multiple ways and coming up with interesting insights is something you thrive upon, you will fit right in.

RJP team is a primarily backend team. We use various technologies for different components including Java, Spring boot, Docker, GraphQL, MongoDB, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, React, etc. 

Who You Are

If you are an engineer who's passionate about building innovative products that scale to tens of millions of page views a day, Indeed is looking for you.  Indeed offers smart developers like you a complex development ecosystem with short release cycles. Every week sees the new release of multiple products that meet the growing needs of millions of job seekers worldwide.


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a closely related computer technical field with 5+ years experience programming with at least one of the following languages: Java, C++, C#, Python, Go, or Perl;


  • MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a closely related computer technical field 3+ years experience programming with at least one of the following languages: Java, C++, C#, Python, Go, or Perl.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience building applications using at least one of the following: web application technologies including: HTML, CSS, or Javascript; OR Databases, for example: MySQL, Mongo, or a similar program; OR a collection of systems connected and communicating via a network connection
    • Minimum 1 year of experience mentoring more junior Engineers
    • Significant experience with large scale, high-performance systems
  • Preferred skills:
  • Experience with Java, Spring boot, GraphQL, Docker
  • Experience building high performance, sclable, high throughput applications with service-oriented architecture
  • Experience building Big Data Applications using Spark/Scala, Apache Hive
  • Experience with AWS technologies like S3, EMR, AWS Glue, Cloud Formation, etc.

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Who We Are

We are a rapidly growing and highly-capable Engineering organization building the most popular job site on the planet. With engineering hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Tokyo, Singapore, Hyderabad, Dublin, Aberdeen and Vancouver, we are improving people's lives all around the world, one job search at a time.

Our Mission

As the world’s number 1 job site*, our mission is to help people get jobs. We strive to cultivate an inclusive and accessible workplace where all people feel comfortable being themselves. We're looking to grow our teams with more people who share our enthusiasm for innovation and creating the best experience for job seekers.

(*comScore Total Visits, March 2021)

Work in Austin

Whether building relationships, crafting marketing messages or engineering new features that impact the live of millions of job seekers, Indeed's Texas home has an abundance of opportunities. Austin frequently ranks among the nation's best places to live. The hardworking people working across the city have a spirit of service and passion to help improve the job search experience for job seekers all over the world. Do you have a talent for Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Legal, Finance, UX or HR? Come help people get jobs from the live music capital of the world.