Full Stack Engineer - Search Team - Remote Europe

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Front is a hub for customer communication that allows companies to offer tailor-made service at scale. Front looks and feels like your email inbox with a few very important differences: teammates collaborate in the same place where external messages are sent and received, and behind the scenes, robust workflows and integrations power the efficiency and insights typically found in a CRM. More than 6,500 businesses use Front to work together to send out the best replies faster, keep messages organized across channels, and always maintain a personal touch. The result is premier, personalized service that scales with your business — and a team that works together as one. 

With $138M in funding, Front is backed by Sequoia Capital, and other leading venture capital firms, as well as independent investors including top executives of Atlassian, Okta, Qualtrics, and Zoom. Front was recently named to Forbes Best Startup Employers 2022 List, Inc. Magazine's 2022 Best Workplaces list, and Y Combinator's list of Top Companies in 2022. We have also been recognized on Wealthfront’s Career-Launching Companies in 2021.

At Front, our search stack powers intelligent features and algorithms that help surface the most relevant results to users all across the product, improving product navigation, usability and delightfulness. We’re looking for talented, self-motivated engineers with a background and interest in search to join Front's core search team based in Paris. With work on the team ranging from conversation search to contacts autocomplete and spans the Front web, desktop, and mobile apps, we've only begun to scratch the surface of what we hope to see evolve into a unique, universal search experience that underpins the customer communication hub of the future.

We are able to hire remotely in France, the UK, Ireland, and Poland.

What will you be doing?

    • Bring your search expertise to the team to transform our ideas into features, and improve the search experience for thousands of customers
    • Have an impact on all the searchable resources at Front and beyond and become a solid contributor to the organization
    • Improve our existing algorithms models to increase search accuracy
    • Partner closely with researchers, designers, product managers and other engineers

Some numbers (across 2 regions 🇺🇸 and 🇪🇺) 🔥:

    • In-house managed Elasticsearch clusters
    • 120 TB of production data
    • 650M of search queries served per day
    • 465M of indexing queries processed per day

What skills and experience do you need?

    • Product-minded: committed to building the best user experience.
    • First experience building highly available, large-scale distributed search systems at a large-scale internet service (example: Elasticsearch)
    • Knowledgeable about modern web technologies and an appetite to learn new ones, e.g. Node.js ES6, React, Redux, TypeScript
    • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and high-growth environment.
    • Understand the trade-offs between different engineering solutions when solving a problem, value pragmatism over idealism


    • Rigor in A/B testing, test coverage, and other software development best practices
    • Experience working with complex data models at scale

Front provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.