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Software Engineer Expert in Search

Greater Pittsburgh area, PA 15222

Posted: 05/02/2019 Job Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 3565

As a Software Engineer Expert in Search you will work with a team of software engineers on a state of the art clinical search engine. You will also analyze business requirements, research and evaluate different search solutions and be a catalyst to the chosen solution implementation.


  • Work with product managers, partners and peers to collect and understand business needs
  • Participate as subject matter engineer within an engineering product team observing engineering/SDLC methodologies and delivering quality solutions to the business
  • Optimize copy and landing pages for internal search engine optimization
  • Perform ongoing keyword research including discovery and expansion of keyword opportunities
  • Research and implement content recommendations for internal SEO success
  • Work with an existing, experienced interdisciplinary healthcare natural language processing (NLP) team to use NLP annotations to facilitate search
  • Propose information retrieval technologies to meet business requirements and break them down into detailed implementation plans
  • Implement proposed techniques at production scale and evaluate results with rollout proposals to live production systems
  • Communicate complex results effectively within the team and to external partners
  • Handle campaign expenses, staying on budget, estimating monthly costs and balancing discrepancies
  • Promote professional self-development to stay up-to-date with new technologies and development approaches within the industry
  • Seeking a highly motivated individual to follow project management, systems/software processes, measurement disciplines
  • Aptitude for continual process improvement to enhance product and services quality to achieve business objectives
  • Understand project activities, statuses, accomplishments, and strategic direction with executive management as part of functional team both in oral and written communication
  • Collaborate with peers throughout the company to develop a strong working relationship between all groups
  • Seek opportunity to provide assistance and wherever possible thereby growing overall service and reducing cost through elimination of duplicate/redundant efforts
  • Evaluate new hardware and software products and technologies and participate in project assessments as necessary


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field preferred
  • Well-informed about engineering methodologies, new developments in the information retrieval field
  • Familiarity working with search engine internals and able to clearly communicate technical findings and plans to non-experts
  • Experience with complex development environments, taking abstract concepts and ideas and formulating a detailed software deliverable
  • Experience in developing on multi-functional systems
  • Deep knowledge of developing complete systems
  • Deep understanding of the SDLC
  • Highly driven and self-motivated to exceed expectations
  • Ability to work independently and proven ability to lead in a team based environment

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