The MyFitnessPal engineering team is looking for an experienced search solutions engineer. Data is the lifeblood of our applications, and our ability to operate is highly dependent on great search architecture and design, fast runtime I/O, and robust data capabilities. Our engineering teams leverage a variety of data technologies – both proprietary and open-source. It’ll be your responsibility to help evaluate and provide advice on a smart go-forward strategy for technology selection, design and implementation.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will work with our engineering and product teams in support of MyFitnessPal to solve critical user problems using a wide variety of technologies.
  • You will assess and work towards deliberate and sustainable technology and architecture solutions.
    You will be comfortable with distributed I/O patterns, search performance tuning including data-design, indexing, evaluation and improvement.
  • MyFitnessPal never stops evolving and your role in our ability to safely and quickly service the business is critical.

Qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Substantial Elasticsearch development and administration experience.
  • Observed and identified pain points, priorities, requirements, and success criteria.
  • Resolved non-trivial search issues involving APIs, Elasticsearch and related technologies
  • Identified opportunities to help with additional search solutions
  • Experience in performance tuning, query analysis, defining success criteria and metrics, designing ranking and relevance experiments and optimizing Elasticsearch
  • Knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery options for Elasticsearch

What can really set you apart:

  • Participate in the open source community providing fixes and improvements when possible
  • Interest in and/or experience working with MongoDB, MySQL and other data stores a plus

Please consider applying even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. Research shows you can still be considered for a position if you meet some of the requirements. At MyFitnessPal, we’re building a fitness product for everyone and believe our team should reflect that. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply.

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