Senior Software Engineer, Search

Calgary / Toronto, Canada
Technology – Enterprise Search /
Full-time /
About the Team:

The Search Team at Getty Images is responsible for building the search technology that empowers our customers to move the world with images. To meet the ever-changing needs of our customers, we explore, develop, and deploy new AI/ML technologies, visual search algorithms, computer vision models, and new ranking techniques at scale. We are pushing ourselves to expand our capacity to provide our customers with the fresh and distinctive content that defines Getty Images, in order to elevate our customers' daily needs. 

What you will do:

    • Backend engineering to maintain microservicesserving an access point to Getty Images Search 
    • Build scalable software solutions that provide a tailored search experience based on customer metrics 
    • Form strong cross-functional relationships with engineering, data science, and product teams at Getty Images 
    • Maintain focus on reliability, resiliency, and security 
    • Take ownership of changes and code quality from concept to production 

What we are looking for:

    • Experience building and operating complex distributed systems at scale 
    • Empathy for users and their business goals 
    • Proven experience building and leading software engineering teams with a focus on  
    • inclusion and diversity 
    • Tenacity and the ability to balance competing priorities across multiple cross-functional stakeholders 
    • Orientation towards long-term impact as the yardstick for prioritization, but able to strike  
    • the right balance between short-term goals and longer-term vision 
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills 
    • Curiosity and pragmatism 

Qualifications & Experience:

    • Proficient in C# with great object-oriented design practices 
    • Working knowledge of search algorithms and their practical applications. 
    • Hands-on experience with AWS Technologies (Such as Dynamo, ECS, EC2, S3) 
    • Experience with containers and container schedulers (Docker, ECS) 

Nice to have:

    • Familiarity with the following: Solr/ Lucene, Spark, or Kafka
    • Knowledge or experience with FAISS, vector search, or NLP 
    • Understanding of Java or other object-oriented languages 
    • Understanding and utilization of scripting languages such as Bash, Python and Ruby 
    • Experience with CI/CD and Gitlab 
    • Experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk, Grafana, and Prometheus