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Software Engineer Search The most elastic engineer ever

Utrecht
Bachelor
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How do you make our customers happy?

Our 10 million customers are all looking for that special something, either for themselves or as a gift. With a catalog of over 20 million products, that could turn into an unpleasant evening of searching for a virtual needle in a haystack. The fact that it doesn’t, and that our customers find exactly what they need with laser-guided precision, is down to your expertise. So on behalf of our customers: thanks!

The biggest challenge

At Search, we provide our customers with great search results by taking the basics of popular search engines and enhancing those solutions with the latest tools and techniques. Which is challenging work, because in the process everything still has to keep working. Can you prove that innovation and stability can ‘obviously’ go hand in hand?

Your responsibilities as Software Engineer Search

As Software Engineer Search, you improve our search engine nonstop, both technically and functionally. And you clearly have affinity for this field, because your CV showcases your experience with major search solutions such as Elasticsearch, MongoDB and/or Solr! It’s up to you to strike the perfect balance between developing concrete, well designed solutions, and creating a structure in which they can be easily deployed and refined. Of course this responsibility doesn’t rest entirely on your shoulders. You’re part of a multidisciplinary team, consisting of data scientists, software engineers, interaction designers and analysts. And your colleagues all share your ambition to turn searching into finding, so that our customers get the results they want: the perfect product for themselves or a loved one.

3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you

  • Because you want to leverage your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science to make the lives of our customers that tiny bit easier and more fun
  • Because you have 2 years work experience, preferably (also) in information retrieval/extraction and/or natural language processing
  • Because you understand that rapidly improving complex systems, that process huge amounts of data, may not compromise their stability
  • Because you don’t care to switch between different frameworks and technologies; you’re done learning and experiments aren’t your thing
  • Because you never considered that there’s any code behind that search bar
  • Because you think every problem can be solved with your personal favorite framework, language or solution option

Where you’ll work

As Software Engineer Search, you’re part of a team that provides constant (usually sensible and occasionally hilarious) feedback, which turbocharges your professional growth. The setting? Thinks ‘tech campus’, including a game room and soccer field! Bol.com embraces innovation. If you want to explore and experiment with new tools, go for it. Because despite our size, we haven’t fallen into the trap of trying to impose inflexible rules and traditional ways of working. We’re a market leader without that corporate vibe. Our strength is based on working together as equals and continuously learning from each other. You can accomplish great things by yourself as Software Engineer Search, but so much more with your colleagues.

What you get

What you get

  • Attention to you

    We are continuously focused on innovation and getting better every day. Because we work in a dynamic environment and our organization is growing rapidly, your development will grow together with bol.com.
  • A blue and safe landing

    We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about bol.com!
  • Daily treats

    With good food, you get happy bol.commers. That's why we make sure there are a lot of lunch possibilities, if you want a quick bite, a snack or a healthy salad.
  • Money and more...

    Working at bol.com is challenging and therefore you get something in return. Besides salary, you will receive a yearly bonus, holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of 29 days, travel allowance, group insurance and more.

How it works

  1. Your application
    Carefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
  2. First contact
    We call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
  3. First date
    In this first interview we’ll get to know each other. We want to find out more about you. Work experience is interesting, but we also want to find out more about you as a person. Together, we’ll find out if this job is a match made in heaven.
  4. Your next interview
    Before the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
  5. Is this love?
    2 interviews are usually enough to see if it’s a match. And if you agree… well, it’s the beautiful beginning of your career at bol.com :)

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