Backend Engineer, Search Engine

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What Picsart is looking for in applicants

At Picsart you will be responsible for developing and improving the quality of search engine platform for our users. Search is one of the most highload part with about 100M+ images in index and millions of search queries during a day. Every day search helps our users to find photos for inspiration. We are seeking a person committed to teamwork, who enjoys working on cutting-edge technologies and thrives on building a well-defined workflow and innovative technologies acknowledged at the world level.


  • Scaling, designing and implementing improvements to existing search engine
  • Improvements of CI/CD pipelines
  • Improvements of search infrastructure and data pipelines
  • Communicate with stakeholders about requirements of different features

Required Qualifications

  • Master degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Extensive experience with search engines Lucene/Solr/Elasticsearch
  • Deep knowledge of Java
  • Deep understanding of search engines technologies/algorithms
  • Knowledge of traditional build systems (Gradle, Maven)
  • Good understanding of cloud infrastructure platforms
  • Good knowledge of Apache Spark
  • Experience with databases, complex SQL querying
  • Experience with data manipulation languages such as Python
  • Experience with with CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills

Required Qualifications Plus

  • Machine learning related to ranking (learning to rank)
  • Experience in search quality area
  • Experience in AB tests frameworks
What we seek and value most in our candidates 
Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment.  
Picsart is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. 
Picsart, Inc. is an E-Verify Employer in the US. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.
Picsart is the world’s #1 creative platform and a top 20 most downloaded app for 2020. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares millions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. Picsart has amassed one of the largest open-source content collections in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers, backgrounds, templates, and more. Picsart is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the world, Picsart is backed by Softbank Vision Fund 2, Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Partners, and others. Download the app or visit for more information.


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