Senior Software Engineer, Search

| Bellevue
System1 is looking for a software engineer (Python) to help us design, build, operate, debug, and optimize sophisticated distributed systems with a growing team of talented engineers. We work like a startup but have the revenues and profits of an established company - and we are growing rapidly. If you like to develop with cloud services, work with search engines like Elastic Search, process large volumes of data, or work on optimization algorithms, then you will enjoy working with us. Individuals should be self-motivated and interested in doing quality work in a dynamic and collaborative environment. As a software engineer, you will interact with product managers and end users to deliver an end to end experience with quality. We use Python, Spark, and AWS services like DynamoDB, EMR, Kinesis, and many more. Flexibility, a drive to have an impact, ability to solve tough engineering problems, and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively are keys to success in this position.

The Role You Will Have

  • Build, operate, and optimize large distributed systems
  • Design and implement product features to efficiently serve search results to millions of users
  • Serve as technology leader for a key backend team within the System1 engineering group
  • Own tasks end to end, taking projects through the full engineering lifecycle
  • Collaborate and problem solve with a tight knit group of engineers and stakeholders
  • Drive change with a high degree of autonomy and lightweight planning processes

What You Will Bring

  • 3+ years of full-time experience in a Python development environment required
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience building scalable and reliable products in the cloud
  • Comfortable writing large-scale, high performance code
  • Good diagnostic and debugging skills
  • Must be familiar with the backend aspect of serving technologies 
  • Be able to prioritize end to end, debug, be familiar with user tracking, cookie management, web crawling technologies, bug detection, and traffic quality

What We Have To Offer

  • Paid Parking or an ORCA card
  • Cross-team lunches and tech demos to foster learning 
  • Untracked paid sick time, 17 days of PTO, and 10 paid company holidays
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Catered lunch twice a week and a fully stocked kitchen
  • Happy hours at various bars, restaurants an venues across Bellevue
  • Weekly yoga and fitness classes with private trainer
  • Company parties and outings

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • PythonLanguages
    • SparkFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement


We're located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, near the area's most popular bars, restaurants and shopping. Easily accessible via public transport.

What are System1 Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We volunteer monthly at Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, WA, and this year we participated in Food Lifeline's Food Frenzy program for the first time. We're pushing strong for Rookie of the Year 2019!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Fun Committee is responsible for driving extracurricular activities ranging from company parties to smaller team-building events to happy hours. We're always considering new ideas of fun events!
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
The majority of our teams benefit from structured performance-based bonuses. We are a data-driven company that rewards data-driven goals!
Match charitable contributions
We match employee's contributions to causes of the choice 1:1.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Monday & Wednesday.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $3000 annually for continuing education.
Paid industry certifications
We support efforts toward industry certifications with our continuing education stipend
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