Agoda is hiring a

Software Engineer - Search Expert (ElasticSearch/Solr/Lucene)

Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Thailand

Overview:

Do you have any experience within Text Search, NLP, ElasticSearch/Solr/Lucene and associated technologies? If so you could be a great addition to the team here at Agoda in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Agoda is the largest and fastest growing online hotel booking platform in Asia, and as a Priceline Group company, we are part of the largest online travel company in the world.

 

What are we looking to do? 

We are looking to create the best text search platform in the world, within this industry.

Right now we, and our competitors provide fairly basic functionality leveraging ElasticSearch for geographic lookups. We have a plan to extend this significantly and become the world’s best for this kind of work.

We do have a roadmap, end goal and a very excited product manager. What we don’t have is a technical lead/visionary. What we are looking for however is somebody that has the skills and passion to take it to the next level.

We are looking for someone who has the proficiency to write custom analyzers, scorers, filters etc. When sat with someone from China, Japan, can use that person's knowledge and plug it in to the engine to get the desired behavior.

Our investment in text search, accuracy and what we can do with it is not going to go away – this is something we want to invest years into.

We also see this as a real opportunity to do something nobody else is doing and will have huge conversion gains.

This would be a really significant part of our website and we need someone of your caliber to make it happen.

If this sounds like you please get in touch now!