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Senior Software Engineer Database & Search

Remote · Full Time


About this role

Weaviate brings together the best parts of traditional search engines and cutting-edge neural or vector search. As a result, we combine well-proven concepts, such as inverted-list-based search with novel concepts, such as ANN vector algorithms. As part of this role, it is your responsibility to extend and improve both areas. This means both extending the features set, as well as making them leaner and more reliable. You will work on both the storage, and the retrieval parts of Weaviate. You are passionate about search algorithms, getting the most out of them, and writing optimized code for both. Many of Weaviate’s core search features are on the performance hot path. As a result, you will also be in contact with strict performance goals. You will be part of making both vector and traditional search more feasible at a large scale and with a smaller resource footprint.

What we are looking for

  • You have strong experience with Golang. Alternatively with a similar language (C, C++, Rust, Java) and the willingness to adopt Golang.
  • You have a great understanding of how inverted-list-based search works and what makes it efficient.
  • You are familiar with common storage models, such as Log-Structured Merge Trees (LSM), or B+ trees, as well as the trade-offs involved with choosing the right fit.
  • You are passionate about algorithms and data structures and the various trade-offs involved with choosing the right fit.
  • You are a great communicator and team player

What we offer

  • 100% remote with flexible work hours.
  • Competitive compensation, including paid time off.
  • You will work at the forefront of search, ML/AI, and cloud-native technologies - and all of it is open source.
  • An atmosphere that encourages learning and personal growth, with very experienced team members to learn from.
  • Opportunities to speak at conferences, publish blog posts, videos, etc. (We are aware that this is not for everyone and is therefore optional).

Our Values

  1. Openness by Default – we believe that the best way to create community and build new technology can only be done by being open and transparent. The open nature of our company is not limited to open-source software but also how we communicate with the outside world.
  2. Listening to our Community – the community of users and customers around the technologies we build have been tremendously gracious in giving us feedback, sharing ideas, and contributing ideas. We go to great lengths to listen and process all forms of feedback to create the best solutions we can.
  3. Quality – we create core infrastructure that companies in any industry, foundations, and governments rely on. This means we need to develop high-quality software and processes to support them. Every change in software and processes must stand reliability and performance quality control. We always think about the production environment and the impact on existing, and new users first. Additionally, we show our standards through developer friendly-UX and open-source software.

About SeMI Technologies

At SeMI Technologies, we believe that the next wave of software infrastructure is AI-first and that a solid open-source community is the basis for creating high-quality software. Our flagship solution is the vector search engine Weaviate, with which we aim to serve any community member, large or small, all over the world. Will you join us in this mission?

Need help?

Not sure exactly what we’re looking for or just want clarification? We’d be happy to chat with you and clear things up for you. Anytime!

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careers@semi.technology

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