Search Engineer

We are seeking a Back-End/Search engineer with 4+ years of experience. Ideal candidate has experience scaling search engines at a small-to-medium sized startup, and must be able to implement features independently from end-to-end, has a strong sense of initiative, and is passionate about creating clean, readable, and reusable code. The dream candidate would be a team player yet independent, knowledgeable on search and machine learning best practices, a creative problem solver, and has a willingness to solve any problems when they arise.


Here are the kinds of skills we are looking for: 
-Python 
-Object-Oriented Programming 
-Server-Side and Back-End Development 
-Search / machine learning or computer vision / video processing algorithms 
-Consumer facing product experience


Highly preferred (and will be considered for Lead Search Engineer position) if you have experience working with/on: 
-AWS (elastic search or solr experience ideal) 
-6+ years of work experience 
-Java, C++, Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, or other Object-Oriented Programming Language 
-Developing server software at scale 
-Web Services and API Development 
-Search Engines, Machine Learning, and/or Natural Language Processing (NLP) 
-Video image analysis and Computer Vision 
-Video codecs 
-Architecture and Database Design


At Tenor, we have a strong developer culture and are always looking for bright engineers to join our team. Even if you don’t meet these requirements, always feel free to send an application over so we can consider you for future openings. We love engineers who can get into the product side of things, and have a strong design sensibility as well.


What We're Building

Tenor (formerly Riffsy) helps people find the right GIF at the right moment. In a world that now largely operates via texts, social media messages, DMs and Slack channels, it can be hard to articulate exactly what you mean with keystrokes alone. Tenor’s GIF Keyboard makes it easy for people to visually express what’s on their mind.


Beyond Tenor's GIF Keyboard, we extend our mobile-focused experience through our API, powering GIF sharing for partners like Facebook Messenger, Google’s G Board, LinkedIn, Kik, Kika, LinkedIn & Vodafone. Together across Tenor's offerings, hundreds of millions of users perform billions of searches every month for GIFs and videos from the world’s greatest content creators.


The company is based in San Francisco, and is backed by Redpoint and Menlo Ventures.



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