Search Engineer / Architect
Oak Brook, IL or REMOTE
Type: 3+ month contract to hire
Contact: Mary at 


  • Identify and execute data-driven, search optimization opportunities across all search platforms resulting in continuous, measurable, and tangible search effectiveness improvement
  • Assist in the creation of a “search effectiveness” roadmap and strategy for all of search platforms
  • Collaborate and align with members of the business who serve as platform owners for each of the search environments
  • Maintain “cross platform” approach in identifying, assessing, and executing any search optimization/tuning opportunity
  • Design and build search metrics/scorecard which provide visibility as to the overall “health” of search on each of the search platforms
  • Identify, justify, and implement tools needed to maintain an agreed-upon degree of “search effectiveness”
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external organizations/individuals who can provide guidance, input, and assistance regarding search-oriented direction and execution of search objectives
  • Collaborate with IT Technical Engineering team members to ensure high performing, high availability search environment


  • 5+ years of experience required including a minimum of 2+ years of software development experience and 3+ years of direct SOLR Search responsibilities
  • SOLR index creation
  • Experience in relevancy and findability techniques
  • Data retrieval via rest webservices / XML / JSON
  • Performance testing
  • Daily search administrative tasks including monitoring of search health while ensuring daily availability of search services and data
  • Experience with integration of search results with web applications.
  • Agile methodology experience
  • Lucidworks Fusion expertise preferred
  • Strong commitment to self-directed team concept
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization
  • Must have the ability to lead, influence and own complex search projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)

Mary Nugent
Senior Recruiting Consultant
Forbes Technical Consulting LLC
401 N Franklin St- Suite 3S Chicago, IL 60654

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