Search is at the heart of Vannevar’s flagship product, Decrypt, and the number of business-critical use cases is growing as we expand into new products. We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer, with substantial knowledge and passion for search & information retrieval, to drive innovation in this space. In this role, you will work directly with our ML team to advance a state-of-the-art search system that fundamentally drives our users’ ability to surface mission critical information.  

What You’ll Do 

  • Help craft a technical strategy for search at Vannevar, including how we leverage full-text search, vector databases, LLMs, NLP, and relevance algorithms 
  • Improve both search latency and relevance  
  • Partner with other engineers, product managers, and designers to identify and quickly deliver customer value 
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies, trends, and best practices; particularly within the search/information retrieval domain 


  • Proven experience in software development – you have worked on business-critical systems that are deployed in production environments 
  • You’ve successfully led the design or architecture of new and existing system(s), ideally within the search/information-retrieval domain 
  • You have proficiency and experience working with search technologies, such as Lucene, Elasticsearch, Vector Databases, NLP and LLMs 
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and communication skills 
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position will require the ability to access U.S. only data systems 


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% remote – work from anywhere in the US
  • 401k matching
  • Mental benefits
  • Flexible work environment – you manage your workday
  • Pet and child care reimbursement during travel
  • Unlimited PTO

The salary range for this position is $175,000 – $215,000 + equity + 401K match. Within the range, individual pay is determined by experience, relevant education, and/or training.

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