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Senior Software Engineer, Backend


Houston, TX, US / Raleigh, NC, US / Remote / Phoenix, AZ, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Infrastructure
  • Post Date: 11/20/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 235 Montgomery St, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94104
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Lucidworks

Lucidworks connects experiences throughout the entire user journey to meet customer and employee intent in the moment. Lucidworks Connected Experience Cloud (CXC) makes it easy for customers to capture user signals and create personalized search, browse, and discovery experiences.

Job Description

Lucidworks is leading digital transformation for some of the world's biggest retailers, financial services firms, manufacturers, and B2B commerce organizations. We believe that the core to a great digital experience starts with search and browse. Our Deep Learning technology captures user behavior and utilizes machine learning to connect people with the products, content, and information they need. Brands including Crate & Barrel, Lenovo, Red Hat, and Cisco Systems rely on Lucidworks' suite of products to power commerce, customer service, and workplace applications that delight customers and empower employees. Lucidworks believes in the power of diversity and inclusion to help us do our best work. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and welcome talent across a full range of backgrounds, orientation, origin, and identity in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way.
About the Role
The SaaS Engineering team is responsible for providing a robust platform for our customers.  As a Senior Software Engineer, you will develop tools and interfaces to automate the creation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of production infrastructure.  We operate on a large scale using cutting-edge cloud computing technologies and support mission-critical projects that can make or break customers’ success.  If you thrive when asking a few quick questions and then rapidly scaffolding and testing code, we want to hear from you.
Our Backend Chapter builds and manages Lucidworks’ core cloud-based SaaS platform, focusing on all of our APIs and data management, and developing distributed systems while maintaining state and identity across the platform.  As part of the Backend team, you will be critical to our customers’ success by enabling our internal teams as well as external customers to deploy, manage, and access our services and infrastructure.  We are looking for someone who can help move our SaaS platform forward and build on our critical cloud systems to handle resiliency, observability, and user experience.
We are looking for experienced, collaborative engineers who care about the work, the team, and our customers.  You will work collaboratively with a diverse community of personalities spread across multiple time zones, leveraging your excellent communication skills to make sure everyone is on the same page.  You take initiative with your roadmap, are always two steps ahead of your to-do list, and work efficiently.
This position reports to the Senior Manager of Backend Engineering. It may include occasional travel to San Francisco HQ (with sufficient notice). 
Job Responsibilities
Write and maintain Java services written in Spring Boot (we use Java 11+)
Ensure that we can scale a distributed, multi-tenant data platform
Develop software to facilitate greater automation and operability of services, focusing on simplicity of use, operation, and performance
Build APIs and interfaces for our internal and external customers to receive resources quickly and painlessly while making our teams’ lives easier
Take ownership of Lucidworks’ company-wide cloud-first initiative by developing and supporting self-service APIs and data architecture
Secure our cloud-based software services by applying best practices to authentication, authorization, and identity management
Participate in and drive software design decisions; as a Senior Software Engineer, you will often be expected to take the lead on such discussions and solutions
Engage with other team members in a fast-paced environment with frequent iterations; we follow an Agile methodology
Work effectively with international development teams
Uphold the core values, policies, and  procedures of Lucidworks
Our Stack
Java 11+
Spring Boot
Google Cloud Platform
Kubernetes (GKE)
Skills & Qualifications
4-5 years of professional experience in increasingly complex environments, and with increasing levels of influence and responsibility
Willingness to participate in a 24x7 level-3 on-call rotation in order to help support the services you develop; we take an end-to-end ownership approach to what we build!
Java development experience (3+ years)
Experience with public cloud-based environments (GCP is a plus)
Experience developing microservices and event-driven architectures
Quality-oriented; we write our own tests
Results-oriented; you love to get things done
Familiarity with developing SaaS infrastructure in a continuous-deployment environment (we use ArgoCD)
Experience working with Domain-Driven Design
Experience utilizing both Relational and NoSQL databases
Experience in designing and developing container-based software services
Knowledge of containerization and container orchestration (Kubernetes is a plus)
Real-world DevOps experience is a plus
Acceptable background check
Lucidworks believes in the power of diversity and inclusion to help us do our best work. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and welcome talent across a full range of backgrounds, orientation, origin, and identity in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way. Applicants receive consideration based on the relevant talents, skills, and experiences they offer to our company.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to learning more about you.
Note to third party recruiters:
We appreciate your interest in our job opportunities. However, we kindly request that third-party recruiters and staffing agencies refrain from contacting us regarding these positions. We prefer to work directly with candidates and do not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from third-party recruiters or agencies. Unsolicited resumes and referrals will become the property of Lucidworks, and no fee will be paid should we hire a candidate whose resume was sent unsolicited.

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