(Senior) Search Engineer (Elasticsearch) (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne

Who we are


We are real.digital: Several thousand merchants and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!
Day-by-day, our development team of about 150 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the real.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:  https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/.
Would you like to accompany your code right up to production, advance your team with your technical expertise and have an impact from day one? Then you've come to the right place!

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • As a Search Engineer (m/f/d) at real.digital your goal is to bring our search to the next level for our customers
  • In our cross-functional teams, you regularly join forces with colleagues from other disciplines to build outstanding products, using agile methods
  • We have high standards and ambition, work in modern processes and a modern environment
  • Depending on your strengths you will work on at least one of the following:
    • building a better search, trying new approaches and optimizing precision and recall for our customers
    • maintaining, improving, troubleshooting, updating / upgrading our Elastic Clusters
  • You take part in the product discovery phase to make sure we build the right things fitting to our architecture and find solutions which can be implemented easily
  • With your well-founded experience and skills, you are committed to continuously improve your colleagues’ know-how, methodology and quality, and you lead by example

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have an educational level that corresponds to completed university studies in (business) information technology, (business) engineering, mathematics or physics, or you have comparable practical experience
  • You have a strong background in the required technologies and broad experience in search product development
  • You are highly passionate about product search and Elastic and are willing to enhance your knowledge each and every day
  • You can translate product into technology in a pragmatic way
  • You have a very high capacity for abstraction, analytical thinking and your actions are always based on partnership
  • You have the drive to continuously develop both yourself and your team further in order to become a little bit better every day
  • Passion for what you do and a strong interest in current e-commerce trends and developments
  • You possess excellent communication skills and have a very good command of English

What we offer

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations
  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack
  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground
  • A central, modern office in the heart of Cologne
  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice
  • Always up-to-date – you receive four days of special leave and a budget of €1,300 per year to attend relevant fairs and conferences
  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more
Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!
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Your contact person: Jasmin Liß
real.digital
real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln