• Software Developer II - Mid

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength. They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges.


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    We are looking for a talented Search Engineer who will develop enterprise search solutions to solve complex challenges surrounding data analytics and search engines utilizing cloud technologies. This role will require hands-on experience with data analytics, algorithms, large data structures, large-scale datasets, and real-time search platforms using Apache Solr.




    • Monitor and audit search application performance through load testing, search testing, and/or query response time testing and report activities on an on-going basis
    • Configure and set up multiple Solr cores under CentOS and Linux environment
    • Analyze unstructured data for ingest
    • Design and develop ingest processes
    • Design and develops Solr schema for efficiency
    • Design and develop interface for application searches
    • Design network architecture for Solr cluster
    • Design network architecture for cluster disaster recovery
    • Design and develop incremental update procedures
    • Design and develop collection replacement strategy
    • Define and configure Solr index schemas for multiple data elements
    • Create and schedule periodic refresh of Solr indexes using cron jobs
    • Build Solr queries for multiple search requirements
    • Design and develop search engine monitoring tools
    • Lead team to accomplish customer objectives



    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field or an equivalent amount of work experience plus a minimum of 05 years of related work experience
    • 03+ years of experience Unix experience
    • 03+ years of experience Java development experience
    • 03+ years of experience using and working with search engine platforms such as Solr, ElasticSearch, Lucene, Endeca, etc.
    • 03+ years of experience implementing search engine platforms, including builds of indexes (baselines and partial updates), shards, and refined searches across structured, semi-structured and un-structured datasets to include architectural scaling
    • 03+ years of experience in architectural design and resource planning for scaling search engine platform capabilities
    • 03+ years of experience with Apache Zookeeper
    • 02+ years of experience with automated techniques and processes for bulk indexing of large-scale datasets residing in database or un-indexed systems.
    • 02+ years of experience working on Scrum or other agile development based methodologies
    • 02+ years of experience leading development efforts



    • Experience implementing Java applications using Spring and Spring Boot
    • Experience implementing Microservices
    • Experience querying and ingesting large amounts of data into Apache Solr
    • Experience troubleshooting search relevance issues

    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.


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