Senior/Staff Developer - Search Solutions

  • Canada
  • Software Development
  • Full-time
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If you are a search expert, come join us!

We are seeking an expert in the development of search solutions to join our index team.

In this role, you will play a critical role in enhancing our search capabilities and revolutionizing the way our users access information. Your expertise in best programming practices and modern information retrieval concepts will be essential in delivering an exceptional search experience. Additionally, your hands-on experience with search and vector database technologies will facilitate the conception and optimization of robust and efficient solutions.


  • Developing and optimizing search algorithms.
  • Evaluating and improving search performance.
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in search technologies and information retrieval methods. Continuously explore new approaches to improve search quality and speed.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams: Work closely with engineering, data science, and product teams to understand business requirements and incorporate feedback into the development process.
  • Troubleshooting and issue resolution: Diagnose and resolve issues related to search performance, relevance, and latency in a timely manner, ensuring a seamless user experience.
  • Documentation and knowledge sharing: Share knowledge and mentor team members to enhance the overall technical expertise within the organization.

Skill requirements:

  • Proven industry work experience as an expert in the development and delivery of search solutions, with a strong track record of writing quality code.
  • Ability to review relevant scientific articles and apply their findings to real-life problems
  • In-depth knowledge of modern information retrieval concepts, including Learning to Rank, Hybrid Search, and the application of word2vec and other word embedding techniques.
  • Hands-on experience with building, implementing and optimizing search and vector database technologies such as Elastic, Vespa, Pinecone, Lucene, etc. 

Nice to have: 

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, or C++, and experience working with relevant libraries and frameworks for search and machine learning.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, perform statistical analysis, and use data-driven insights to optimize search performance.
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify complex search-related issues and devise effective solutions in a fast-paced environment.

Do you think you can bring this role to life? 

You don’t need to check every single box; passion and ambition go a long way and we appreciate that skillsets are transferable.
Send us your application, we want to get to know you! 

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We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of, for example, age, gender, disability, gaps in CV, national or ethnic background. We know that applying for a new role is a lot of work and we really appreciate your time.

Absolutely! This is a question women and under-represented groups ask themselves more often than the rest of the population. Don't underestimate yourself, we are not looking for someone perfect but for someone who is motivated, capable and who will thrive in this position. Allow us to discover you!

Coveo is a Quebec-based company, pioneer in AI-powered search and recommendations. Coveo uses AI technologies and intelligent search to personalize every digital experience for customers, partners, dealers, and employees. Coveo combines unified content, unified interactions behavioral data and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations across every business interaction, making websites, e-commerce, contact centers and intranets efficient, effortless, content-rich, thus boosting conversion.

If it were easy, someone else would have done it. All of our colleagues at Coveo find the drive to continuously seek new challenges and test roads no one else has ever explored. This ethos has allowed us to become a world leader in an innovative industry and to create a collaborative, diverse and trusting place to work filled with amazingly talented and passionate people.

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