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Senior/Staff Search Engineer - Enterprise / Cloud-Agnostic



Helsinki, Finland
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023

About AlphaSense

AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform used by the world's leading companies and financial institutions. Our AI-based technology helps professionals make smarter business decisions by delivering insights from an extensive universe of public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. Our platform is trusted by over 1,800 enterprise customers, including a majority of the S&P 500. Headquartered in New York City, AlphaSense employs over 1200 people across offices in the U.S., U.K., Finland, and India. For more information, please visit www.alpha-sense.com.

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The Role

AlphaSense Market Intelligence Search Enterprise product is built for the largest enterprises and designed to be self-managed by our customers to provide flexibility to meet their unique needs through infrastructure choices across multiple clouds. It is made to meet our customers' expectations of quality and security and has built-in enterprise-grade features to fulfill complex demands at a large scale.

As a Senior/Staff Search Engineer, you will work with the powerful search engine powering the AlphaSense product, bundle and transform it into a Kubernetes-native package that can be deployed and run anywhere in the clusters of our customers. In this role, you will build a powerful search engine package with high performance, reliability, and scalability in any customer’s environment. You will have access to the latest technology in search and AI while working with the top talent in the cloud, machine learning, and software engineering.


  • Collaborate with the Search Core team to migrate and maintain the AlphaSense search engine based on Apache Solr to our Market Intelligence Search Platform
  • Lead efforts to migrate search applications to a cloud-agnostic architecture
  • Develop and maintain automation tools for testing, deployment, and monitoring of search services in customers’ Kubernetes clusters
  • Collaborate with product managers to ensure that the solutions meet customer requirements
  • Work with other AlphaSense cross-functional teams to improve their software design to empower enterprise self-managed solution maturity demands


  • Proven track record of 4+ years working in search, particularly in search technologies we use, like Apache Solr and Lucene
  • Strong understanding of search architecture and experience in designing large-scale search systems
  • Demonstrable experience in operating large search engines with a deep understanding of sharding and replication, failover, fault tolerance, and high availability techniques
  • 4+ years of experience in Java and related languages
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and container technologies like Docker
  • Experience with cloud APIs of cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Fluency in English

Bonus points if you have...

  • Experience with customer-managed solutions with a clear understanding of the complexity of shipping such products
  • Close Experience with CI/CD & GitOps

What we offer

  • Playing a part in the story of a fast growing company
  • Interesting career opportunities and training
  • Relocation support for single employees, couples and families
  • While we do have an office in Helsinki, we’re a distributed company. We value outcomes over time, and offer flexible working arrangements. We usually meet at the office once a week.
  • Great work life balance - no on-call, no meetings in the evening
  • Private healthcare services from Terveystalo
  • 2 weeks of vacation granted up front, and possibility to use vacation days as they accrue
  • Access to gym room, gaming room, free parking near the office, mobile phone, mobile plan, home internet, remote work equipment, and many more.

You can apply by sending your cover letter and resume through the application form.

For more information, please contact Talent Acquisition Manager, Priyanka Sherry on LinkedIn or by mobile +358442444987 or e-mail: psherry@alpha-sense.com