Solutions Architect, Search and Product Discovery

Portland, OR, US
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Grid Dynamics is looking for a Solution architect with a background in product discovery and recommendation systems.

Responsibilities -:

  • Architect & design solutions in the product discovery domain: product data pipelines, product search & browse, product recommendations, product data and SEO using state-of-the-art technologies and approaches. 
  • Produce design documentation and presentations. Drive consensus across multi-functional teams.
  • Contribute to the creation of the domain vision and roadmap.
  • Consult and influence product and engineering leadership. 
  • Collaborate with distributed engineering teams across time zones on solution designs and overseeing implementations
  • Analyse existing systems, identify gaps and possible improvements, devise modernization approaches, architecture and plans.
  • Participate in pre-sales and project initiation.
  • Produce technical articles and case studies in collaboration with the CTO office.

Requirements -:

  • 7+ years of technical experience
  • Experience with customer-facing systems, especially search and recommendations
  • Experience with customer experimentation and A/B testing
  • Experience with modern public cloud platforms, serverless architectures and microservices
  • Familiarity with information retrieval field, search engines and recommendation engines 
  • Familiarity with machine learning and deep learning
  • Strong systems analysis and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills
  • Working knowledge of server-side programming, ability to read and understand java & python-based source code

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with digital commerce
  • Experience building information retrieval and recommendation systems
  • Experience with Lucene-based open source search engines (Elasticsearch and/or Solr)
  • Experience with natural language processing, using classic and ML-based approaches
  • Experience building data-intensive applications and real-time data processing using hosted cloud-native data platforms

What we offer:
  • Opportunity to work on bleeding-edge projects
  • Work with a highly motivated and dedicated team
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible schedule
  • Benefits program
  • Medical insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
About Us: 
Grid Dynamics is a leading provider of technology consulting, agile co-creation, scalable engineering and data science services for Fortune 500 corporations undergoing digital transformation. 
We work in close collaboration with our clients on digital transformation initiatives that span strategy consulting, early prototypes and enterprise-scale delivery of new digital platforms. We help organizations become more agile and create innovative digital products and experiences using deep expertise in emerging technology, top global engineering talent, lean software development practices, and high-performance product culture. 
Headquartered in Silicon Valley with over 2,000 technologists located in engineering delivery centers throughout the US, Central and Eastern Europe, Grid Dynamics has architected and delivered some of the most extensive digital transformation programs in the retail, technology and financial sectors to help its clients win market share, shorten time to market and reduce costs of digital operations on a massive scale.
To learn more about Grid Dynamics, visit www.griddynamics.com, or follow us on Twitter @GridDynamics.
 
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