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Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Category: Engineering

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As a Software Engineer with the information retrieval team at Meltwater you will be building petabyte-scale search and analytics systems using Elasticsearch running on AWS. Every day, we add 1.3B new documents into our search platform and process over 6B engagement activities to provide the most complete dataset possible. This data fuels our products with robust insights that span key areas that include media, social, influencer, sales, and consumer intelligence.

Our culture is based on a fundamental belief in people with a passion for learning new things and a desire to help those around you. We are strong believers in team autonomy, DevOps culture and continuous delivery. Meltwater development teams fully own and operate their subsystems and infrastructure and run on-call rotations.

We run on AWS and are heavy users of AWS services, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Terraform, Docker; with a sprinkling of other database and messaging technologies depending on the need.

For this role, you will benefit by having some experience with search engines, big data analytics, infrastructure, systems engineering and distributed systems. In our team you will get an opportunity to explore and push the technologies we use to their limits. This sometimes requires low level modifications to open-source libraries, other times it involves combining two existing technologies in an innovative way.

On the software side we're heavy on Java and Kotlin, with some Spring, RxJava and plenty of microservices thrown in. We use Python for data science, machine learning and linear optimization purposes. Long experience with Java or Python is however not a requirement, instead we prefer an engineer with a history of rapidly acquiring new skills.

For this position we are looking for Software Engineers that want to further grow in an organization based on collaboration across team and country boundaries. With the massive production scale of our systems, small decisions you make may have a big impact on our product and our many customers. If you get excited when talking about distributed systems at scale, or innovating on new ways to gain insights from all the world's information then you will love working with us.

This position is in Gothenburg, Sweden. We are remote friendly but expect you to come to the office from time to time to work with your colleagues in person.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in software development and distributed systems
  • At least 1 years’ experience working with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with AWS cloud services (EC2, S3, SQS)
  • Experience with Java and Kotlin
  • You are curious and take pleasure in learning new things
  • You enjoy solving problems with others
  • You can carry a conversation in English
  • You are eligible to work in the EU

At Meltwater, we believe that when you have the right people in the right working environment, great things happen. Our best-in-class technology empowers our 27,000 customers around the world to analyze over a billion pieces of data each day and make better business decisions.

Our award-winning culture is our north star and drives everything we do – from striving to create an environment where all employees do their best work, to delivering customer value by continuously innovating our products — and making sure to celebrate our successes and have fun along the way.

We’re proud of our diverse team of 2,200+ employees in 50 locations across 25 countries around the world. No matter where you are, you’ll work with people who care about your success and get the support you need to reach your goals.

So, in a nutshell, that's Meltwater. We love working here, and we think you will too.