, Inc Senior/Lead Software Engineer - Data Science - Search Relevance in Grenoble, France

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Senior/Lead Software Engineer - Data Science - Search Relevance

Location: Grenoble, France


Salesforce is looking for an exceptional engineer ideally with a dual background in data science and software engineering (senior level and/or technical lead).As part of the Search Relevance team, you will work on relevance features that drive the richness, quality and effectiveness of the search experience across all of Salesforce’s products.You will be embedded in a cross-functional team of talented technologists who all share a passion for writing clean code, designing well thought-out APIs; and designing scalable, data-driven, well-designed and well-tested products and systems.Needed is a world-class engineer who is passionate about working on applied data science problems that help improve the way people search information in an enterprise setting.The role requires a strong team player who is comfortable working closely with product and engineering using Agile principles.


  • Design, develop, bring to production at a large scale and support “intelligence” features on a world-class search service that serves millions of requests daily on a diverse corpus of data including structured, unstructured and social feeds.

  • Design and operationalize usage metrics and patterns to identify opportunities to improve relevancy of search.

  • Analyze and understand the different products, devices and use cases that are driven by search across salesforce and develop strategies for improving relevancy.

  • Deploy models at scale and assess impact from A/B testing (including interpretation of results).

  • Develop new relevance features and techniques build upon the latest results from the research community.

Required Skills:

  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience in engineering positions focused on Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Recommendation systems or Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Learning to Rank.

  • Strong programming skills in Java, Python, Scala or C++

  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented design, advanced algorithms, data structures, etc.

  • Have a passion for quality and writing clean and robust well-instrumented code that scales and performs well

  • Experience working with large datasets, preferably using tools like Hadoop, Spark, Pig or Hive.

  • Comfortable with data analysis and visualization using tools like Scipy, R, Matlab, Spark, etc.

  • Iteratively analyzing data, integrating new data sources, experimenting and optimizing.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s or PhD in a relevant field and/or experience in any of the following is highly regarded: Machine learning and modeling techniques including classification, regression and Bayesian analysis.

  • Experience with Lucene/Solr or similar search systems preferable

  • Good understanding of usability and visual design principles

  • Understanding of A/B testing, expertise in metric definition and analysis

  • Experience building Software as a Service (SaaS) applications

  • Experience with Agile software development and Test Driven Development methodologies

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Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. We are the fastest growing of the top 10 enterprise software companies, the World's Most Innovative Company according to Forbes, and one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running. The growth, innovation, and Aloha spirit of Salesforce are driven by our incredible employees who thrive on delivering success for our customers while also finding time to give back through our 1/1/1 model, which leverages 1% of our time, equity, and product to improve communities around the world. Salesforce is a team sport, and we play to win. Join us!