Senior Information Retrieval Engineer

June 2020

We are looking for individuals with exceptional software engineering skills to be part of a fast-moving startup. Our team is building the platform which powers Squirro, an Insights Engine which makes unstructured Big Data easily accessible, searchable, and understandable. We combine our unique Smart Filter technology with search techniques and machine learning with a very easy-to-use interface so that you can easily and quickly unearth gold in your landfills of digital data.

The ideal candidate has experience solving real-world search and search relevance challenges in large scale search systems. You have a strong track record of building machine learning models and deploying them in low latency, high scale production environments.


  • Design, develop, and support search and search relevance features on a diverse corpus of data including structured and unstructured data.
  • Write clean, robust, and reliable code that scales and performs.
  • Participate in product and feature reviews and design improvements.
  • Use your experience and imagination to shape the direction of the product.

Required qualifications

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science from a technical university (ETHZ, EPFL) or college of equal standing.
  • 3+ years software development experience including experience with information retrieval technologies and frameworks (Elasticsearch, Lucene).
  • Familiar with machine learning algorithms and time series analysis and anomaly detection algorithms.
  • Experience with Python programming.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Hands-on experience in positions focussed on Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing.
  • Experience with Cloud Deployments and Configuration Management.

About Squirro

    Squirro provides Augmented Intelligence solutions. Its unique technology marries Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and predictive analytics, empowering organizations to transform enterprise data into AI-driven insights. Organizations using Squirro take advantage of its ability to source leads and recommend the next best action in an automated way. Its real-time 360-degree client cockpit provides a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the customer journey. Squirro’s applications for Corporate Financial Services, Insurance, and Manufacturing are successfully used by leading global organizations, such as ING, Investec, Helvetia, AXIS Re, Sony or Bühler. Founded in 2012, Squirro currently has offices in Zurich, London, Munich, New York, and Singapore.

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Phone: +41 44 586 98 98

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