Algolia was built to help users deliver an intuitive search-as-you-type experience on their websites and mobile apps. We provide Algolia NeuralSearch, a next-generation vector and keyword search in a single API with powerful, end-to-end AI processing for every query. Our API is used by thousands of customers in more than 100 countries. Billions of search queries are answered every month thanks to the code we push into production every day.

We are looking for a Senior Back-end Engineer to grow our Engines team. The team provides the main Search API for Algolia. They build and maintain the Core Search Engine to provide the best performance and scalability for our customers.

We are looking for engineers who are fluent in modern C++, Golang and complex algorithms who will contribute to raise the bar for how we think about search and relevance.

Your role will consist of: 

  • Be a key contributor to the design, development, and ultimately operation of the Search engine system at scale
  • Be responsible of the quality, soundness of the system
  • Work with other teams to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve high impact issues
  • Be responsible for operations for Algolia Search including participation in out-of-hours on-call rotation

You might be a fit if you have:

  • A rock-solid foundation in Computer Science (data structures, algorithms, software design)
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
  • Want to work on a complex C++ codebase + experience working on distributed backends
  • Experience in the design of major components and  leading engineers in the delivery
  • Professional spoken and written English skills

Nice to have:

  • Experience debugging distributed systems in production
  • Ability to work in a Kubernetes based environment
  • Experience in information retrieval or AI models
  • Experience with the problematics around natural language processing

We’re looking for someone who can live our values:

  • GRIT - Problem-solving and perseverance capability in an ever-changing and growing environment
  • TRUST - Willingness to trust our co-workers and to take ownership 
  • CANDOR - Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • CARE - Genuine care about other team members, our clients and the decisions we make in the company.
  • HUMILITY- Aptitude for learning from others, putting ego aside.



Algolia’s flexible workplace model is designed to empower all Algolians to fulfill our mission to power search and discovery with ease. We place an emphasis on an individual’s impact, contribution, and output, over their physical location. Algolia is a high-trust environment and our team members have the autonomy to choose where they want to work and when. We know community comes in many forms and strive to create opportunities for intentional in-person connection in our offices and virtually for our remote colleagues around the world. 

We have a global presence with physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Paris, London, Sydney and Bucharest.


Algolia prides itself on being a pioneer and market leader offering an AI Search solution that empowers 17,000+ businesses to compose customer experiences at internet scale that predict what their users want with blazing fast search and web browse experience. Algolia powers more than 30 billion search requests a week – four times more than Microsoft Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex and DuckDuckGo combined.

Algolia is part of a cadre of innovative new companies that are driving the next generation of software development, creating APIs that make developers’ lives easier; solutions that are better than building from scratch and better than having to tweak monolithic SaaS solutions.

In 2021, the company closed $150 million in series D funding and quadrupled its post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Being well capitalized enables Algolia to continue to invest in its market leading platform, to better serve its thousands of customers–including Under Armor, Petsmart, Stripe, Gymshark, and Walgreens, to name just a few. 


We’re looking for talented, passionate people to build the world’s best search & discovery technology. As an ownership-driven company, we seek team members who thrive within an environment based on autonomy and diversity. We're committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace. We care about each other and the world around us, and embrace talented people regardless of their race, age, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, color, veteran status, disability and socioeconomic background.


If you share our values and our enthusiasm for building the world’s best search & discovery technology, we’d love to review your application!

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