Principal Backend Software Engineer, Search

Vancouver, BC /
Product – Engineering /
Full time
/ Hybrid
About Highspot
Highspot helps sales teams improve customer conversations and achieve their revenue goals. From content optimization and performance analytics to in-context training, guided selling, and more, the Highspot platform delivers enterprise-ready features in a modern design that sales reps and marketers love. Using Highspot, marketing leaders have deep insights and analytics into the performance and influenced revenue of content, campaigns, and marketing assets.  What makes the solution special? It’s loved by sales reps globally, and is the #1 rated sales enablement platform on G2 Crowd. 

We are committed to diversity as both a moral and business imperative. 

We’re very proud of our customer loyalty and our rapid growth. Concurrent with this growth is the need to scale our platform, expand the surface area of integrations, deliver high-quality and timely features, and generally contend with an increasingly complex technical ecosystem. 

As a Principal Backend Search Engineer, you will work closely with the consumers of the platform to improve search relevancy, ranking and recommendations. You will be responsible for collaborating with stakeholders to understand search-related problems and requirements to architect and develop efficient and scalable solutions. You will review, analyze, maintain, and optimize existing search implementations. We're looking for highly motivated individuals who work well in a team-oriented, iterative, and fast-paced environment.

What You'll Do

    • Develop highly-availability distributed services
    • Develop clean, reusable, supportable, and well-tested RESTful APIs and web services, including Highspot’s external API
    • Help design and develop new product features and functionality
    • Partner cross-functionally with UX and Product Management to create software that customers love
    • Write maintainable and testable code
    • Contribute to internal and external technical documentation

Your Background

    • 7+ years of relevant professional experience, not including internships/co-ops
    • Solid experience with search and related technologies such as Solr, Lucene and ZooKeeper.
    • Strong understanding of enterprise search and search architecture.
    • Demonstrable experience with schema design, relevancy tuning, boosting and optimization.
    • Experience with REST API Design & Development
    • Experience working with cloud services, preferably AWS.
    • Knowledge of container technologies like docker
Benefits Section
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, and life benefits
Group Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and matching employer contributions (DPSP) with immediate vesting
3 Weeks of Paid Vacation
Generous Holiday Schedule + 5 Days for Annual Holiday Week
Quarterly Recharge Fridays (paid days off for mental health recharge)
Flexible work schedules
Professional development opportunities through BetterUp and LinkedIn Learning
Discounted ClassPass membership
Access to Coaches and Therapists through Modern Health
2 Volunteer days per year

Equal Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any grounds protected by applicable human rights legislation, which may include age, ancestry, citizenship, color, ethnicity, family status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or invisible disabilities, political belief, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Did you read the requirements as a checklist and not tick every box? Don't rule yourself out! If this role resonates with you, hit the ‘apply’ button."