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Senior Backend Software Engineer - Digital Merchandising


2 months ago
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The Digital Merchandising Product team is enabling companies to optimize their business metrics by personalizing and curating search and discovery experiences mapped to the shopper journey. This new team will develop a solution dedicated to Algolia’s main vertical: Digital Commerce. We have ambitious goals ahead of us, including building several new products on top of Algolia existing APIs and capabilities. We will solve the problems companies are facing when they adopt a Composable Commerce architecture, by allowing Business users to leverage a set of tools (AI models, rules-engine, analytics, and more) in a unified programmable interface.

As a member of the Digital Merchandising team:

  • You will have a direct impact on Algolia’s user adoption and revenue stream 
  • You will play a pivotal role in architecting and implementing new products, that will play a central role for the future of Algolia 
  • You will be in the driver seat to innovate in the multi-billion dollar market eCommerce industry
Your role will consist of: 
  • Be a key contributor to the design, development, and operation of the Merchandising services at scale
  • Be responsible for the quality, reliability and availability of the system
  • Work with other teams to build features and resolve high impact issues
You might be a fit if you have:
  • Experience building and working with APIs at scale preferably in Golang
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
  • Good spoken and written English skills
  • Preference for candidates with experience at our current stage and beyond (over 10,000 customers, $200-500M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).
Nice to have:
  • Experience in Rails, C++
  • Fullstack experience
  • Experience working with large datasets and high traffic
  • Experience in Site Reliability Engineering
  • Experience in Kubernetes based deployments
We’re looking for someone who can live our values:
  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.



Algolia’s flexible workplace model is designed to empower all Algolians to fulfill our mission to power search and discovery with ease. We place an emphasis on an individual’s impact, contribution, and output, over their physical location. Algolia is a high-trust environment and our team members have the autonomy to choose where they want to work and when. We know community comes in many forms and strive to create opportunities for intentional in-person connection in our offices and virtually for our remote colleagues around the world. 

We have a global presence with physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Paris, London, Sydney and Bucharest.


Algolia prides itself on being a pioneer and market leader offering an AI Search solution that empowers 17,000+ businesses to compose customer experiences at internet scale that predict what their users want with blazing fast search and web browse experience. Algolia powers more than 30 billion search requests a week – four times more than Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex and DuckDuckGo combined.

Algolia is part of a cadre of innovative new companies that are driving the next generation of software development, creating APIs that make developers’ lives easier; solutions that are better than building from scratch and better than having to tweak monolithic SaaS solutions.

In 2021, the company closed $150 million in series D funding and quadrupled its post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Being well capitalized enables Algolia to continue to invest in its market leading platform, to better serve its thousands of customers–including Under Armor, Petsmart, Stripe, Gymshark, and Walgreens, to name just a few. 


We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.

READY TO APPLY?If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!

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