Swiftype Needs Engineers for Modern Site Search
September 4, 2012
Have you ever been frustrated by site searches? Do you happen to be a “full stack” engineer? Well, you just might be in luck because Swiftype recently posted a jobs ad on ycombinator.com in need of help for the development of a new site search to be used on a variety of sites. The Hacker News posting, Swiftype (YC W12) is hiring full-stack engineers to build better search software, claims their new software offers:
“An API and dashboard built with Rails 3, Rails Metal, MongoDB, Redis and Lucene. A high performance crawler capable of spidering millions of pages per hour. An easy-to-install search box with modern features like autocomplete. Search analytics and results re-ordering. An intelligent page-content analysis system for parsing websites automatically. Client libraries for Ruby, Python, PHP and jQuery. Horizontally scalable Infrastructure. A lot of happy customers.”
If you are in need of a job and think you might qualify for the position, check out the post. If it works smoothly the new site search should be a much-needed update to the many crummy site searches out there today. However, nothing is free and an update of this kind is not going to be cheap. How much will this puppy cost?
Edie Marie, September 04, 2012