Principal Software Engineer

Prince, NY 10012

Posted: 10/01/2015 Job Number: 766 Pay Rate: 160,000

Job Description

A technically strong hands on expert who can provide thought leadership in the areas of Solr capabilities, including indexing, configuration & optimization for the web properties. She/He must be able to design, build and support business requirements around SOLR/Lucene search engine and SEO. The candidate should have a solid understanding of overall search architecture including design and implementation of user interface changes for search solutions using HTML5, JavaScript, and Open Source JavaScript frameworks.
  • Practical hands on knowledge about Solr – Knows Schema.xml, solrconfig.xml, dismax, tie parameter, optimization, and optimization.
  • Strong knowledge of Lucene API, taxonomy and search optimization techniques. Adept at programming in Java and experience with ETLs.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert (SME) for search optimization across  web and content properties.
  • Determines and develops architectural approaches and solutions, conducts business reviews, documents current systems and develops recommendations of how to proceed with the applications
  • Evaluates existing or proposed systems for the business, and devises computer systems and related procedures to solve the business need
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve problems considering system(s) capacity and limitations, operation time, and form of desired results
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability with a commitment to delivering quality outcomes that balance technical and business goals.


  • 10+ years of experience in the eCommerce/Content space with a focus on search engines (GSA, SOLR, Lucene, etc.)
  • 5+ years Search Engine Optimization experience.
  • Experience on Demandware based eCommerce Platforms and/or Adobe Experience manager based web CMS platforms.
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics and Webmaster tools
  • Experience working with technical SEO tools such as Screaming Frog, SEMRush, and Moz.
  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with business as well as technical teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering


Meet Your Recruiter

Michelle Abel

Michelle Abel, CPC, is the founder of Corporate & Technical Recruiters, Inc. She began her career after completing her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Emory University. Before founding CTR, she was a partner and CFO in a national recruiting firm. Michelle went on to establish her own firm as CEO of Corporate & Technical Recruiters. CTR's clients have a global presence and offer positions in marketing, sales, management, technology, engineering and accounting. With over 20 years of experience in the personnel field, Michelle's dedication to service makes her a leader in the industry.

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