As a small team, every engineer at Swiftype is by necessity a generalist. If building a product from the ground up that will be used by millions of people excites you, get in touch.

Sample Projects

  • Create new way of presenting search analytics data to users.
  • Build a Swiftype API client library for a new platform.
  • Design our crawler’s next-generation HTML boilerplate removal system.
  • Write new lifecycle emails to improve user activation.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent practical judgement. You should know how to effectively allocate your time when solving hard problems.


  • Experience with Ruby, Java, or similar languages.
  • Experience with open source search software, especially Lucene/ElasticSearch/Solr.
  • Familiarity with web crawling and information extraction.
  • Familiarity with the full web application stack (from CSS to Rack to MySQL).
  • Familiarity with developer-facing APIs (standards, protocols, testing, etc.).
  • Familiarity with server infrastructure and operations.
  • Practical experience implementing information retrieval algorithms.

About Swiftype

Swiftype was founded by Quin Hoxie and Matt Riley in January 2012 and graduated from Y Combinator in Winter 2012. Swiftype makes it possible for anyone to add great search to their website or mobile application. With features like autocomplete, typo-protection, drag-and-drop custom result reordering, detailed analytics, and real-time indexing, Swiftype can be customized to match the specific needs of any business.  Hundreds of thousands of websites and companies like TechCrunch, Twilio, Asana, and Harvard Law Review use Swiftype to power billions of queries each month on their search engines.

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