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Lead Search Relevance Engineer Weehawken, NJ, USA

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Lead Search Relevance Engineer Description

Job #: 50744
EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Lead Search Relevance Engineer. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

What You’ll Do

  • Analyzing user analytics and user feedback to assess production search relevance quality
  • Maintaining and expanding a corpus of reference search examples to guide relevance tuning
  • Maintaining and enhancing a suite of automated tools that evaluate the influence of search engine enhancements on relevance
  • Identifying content types, user types, topics, etc., in which relevance under performs
  • Collaborating with the data management, business, and search platform teams to identify ways to improve relevance through search engine features and custom developed solutions
  • Performing and evaluating A/B tests to determine if expected relevance improvements are realized in production
  • Providing status updates on relevance performance to product leadership and other stakeholders

What You Have

  • A degree in an associated field and/or other advanced certification along with significant experience
  • Experience in relevance tuning with Apache Lucene based Search apps such as Apache Solr, Azure Search Service, ElasticSearch is required
  • Undergraduate/Graduate degree in a field linked to computer science, information retrieval, mathematics, or data science is required
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience, enterprise search preferred
  • 5+ years of experience building and successfully delivering complex software applications, (Java preferred)
  • Previous experience measuring, evaluating, and improving relevance of an enterprise search platform preferred
  • Previous experience working with users, development teams, and managers to collection requirements and communicate software features
  • Previous experience working in a global organization is preferred

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection
  • Accident Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Pet Insurance

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