Senior Search Engineer

Posted 5.10.24
Location
Remote

At MyFitnessPal, our vision is to be the most trusted brand for improving your health through better food choices. We believe good health starts with what you eat. We provide the tools and resources to reach your weight management goals.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join the MyFitnessPal Search Engineering team. Our users rely on MyFitnessPal to power their health and fitness journeys every day. As a member of our Search team within Data Platform, you’ll have the opportunity to positively impact those users with your expertise in the backend systems that drive the MyFitnessPal ecosystem. In addition to technical expertise, you’ll find that your teammates value collaboration, mentorship, and inclusive environments.

While the majority of the work you will do will be in Scala, there will also be work in SQL and Python throughout the stack. We care more about your general engineering skill than your knowledge of a specific language and or framework.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Build and maintain APIs that drive our user’s experience, integrating with services and systems across the MyFitnessPal engineering teams
  • Assist Data Scientists in development, monitoring, and training of machine learning models
  • Assist in evaluation and implementation of Search and Data technologies, to ensure the best possible experience for our users
  • Handle search performance tuning including data-design, indexing, evaluation and improvement
  • Collaborate closely with senior search engineers, product management, and other technical leaders in discovery and planning of solution creation, experimentation, and delivery
  • Support resolution of production issues across the search stack
  • Engage in peer code-reviews
  • Live our core values in all you do:
    • Be Kind and Care
    • Live Good Health
    • Be Data-Inspired
    • Champion Change
    • Leave it Better than You Found It
    • Make It Happen

Qualifications to be successful in this role: 

  • 4+ years of experience or relevant work experience
  • Experience in performance tuning, query analysis, defining success criteria and metrics, designing ranking and relevance experiments and optimizing Elasticsearch
  • Experience working with industry standard machine learning frameworks (scikit-learn, PyTorch, Dask, Spark, or TensorFlow)
  • Knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery options for search
  • Observed and identified service pain points, priorities, requirements, and success criteria
  • Familiarity with AWS, GCP and/or other cloud computing platforms
  • Prior experience with Scala, Python, and SQL
  • Understanding of best practices in database design, data architecture, and performance tuning
  • First-hand experience in building, scaling, and supporting large-scale data infrastructure systems in production
  • Experience with a variety of data stores (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis)
  • Profiling and performance tuning applications
  • Experience with high volume messaging queues such as Kafka
  • Familiarity with AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms

 

Please consider applying even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. Research shows you can still be considered for a position if you meet some of the requirements. At MyFitnessPal, we’re building a fitness product for everyone and believe our team should reflect that. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

The reasonably estimated salary for this role at MyFitnessPal ranges from $130,000 – $150,000. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, MyFitnessPal offers a wide range of comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, parental planning, mental health benefits, annual performance bonus, a 401(k) plan and match, responsible time off, monthly wellness and technology allowances, and others.

Exciting Full-Time Employee Benefits, Perks and Culture

Embrace the Freedom: Be a digital nomad, work from anywhere we have operations within the continental U.S. 

Office Vibes: If you prefer working in an office, we’ve got you covered, our HQ is in vibrant Austin, TX.

Face-to-Face Connections: We value personal connections. Enjoy opportunities to meet and connect with your team members in person to help forge meaningful relationships that extend beyond the virtual realm. Teams meet as often as needed and all of MyFitnessPal gathers annually.

Flexibility At Its Best: Achieve the work-life balance you deserve. Enjoy a flexible time-off policy and work on your own terms with our Responsible Time Off benefit. 

Give Back: Use  your volunteer days off to support what matters most to you. Each full time teammate receives 2 days per calendar year to give back to their community through service.

Mentorship Program: Take control of your career through our mentorship program where, if you’d like, you will be matched with a teammate who can help you scale your skills and propel your growth.

Family-Friendly Support: Embrace the journey with confidence and care. Enjoy our paid maternity and paternity leave, to provide time to balance family responsibilities with your career and take the time needed to strengthen family relationships.  We understand the complexities of starting or expanding a family, which is why we provide best-in-class comprehensive assistance for fertility-related matters. 

Wellness Comes First: Live Good Health is one of our core values. Receive a monthly Wellness Allowance, empowering you to focus on your physical and mental well-being by choosing from a range of wellness initiatives, including dedicated mental health days.

Celebrate Greatness: Your hard work deserves recognition! Our reward and recognition platform empowers peers to acknowledge and reward each other for the exceptional contributions they make. 

Elevate Your Health & Fitness: Get access to MyFitnessPal Premium, allowing you to take your fitness, health and wellness journey to new heights.

Unlock Your Potential: Access our virtual learning and development library, and participate in training opportunities  to continuously grow and enhance your skills. 

Championing Inclusion: Our dedicated DEI Committee actively fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace by setting actionable goals and evaluating progress across the organization.

Healthcare Matters: Your well-being is our priority. Take advantage of our competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits that cater to your holistic healthcare needs. Feel secure and supported on your wellness journey.

Secure Your Future: Benefit from our retirement savings program, giving you peace of mind for your financial goals. Reach them sooner with MyFitnessPal’s competitive employer match.

 

At MyFitnessPal, our mission is to enable people to make healthy choices. And it wouldn’t be possible without our team. We celebrate the unique POV that each person brings to the table and believe in a collaborative and inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, military or veteran status, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. These are our guiding ideologies and apply across all aspects of employment.

 

MyFitnessPal participates in E-Verify. 

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