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Software Engineer, Search Platform



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Zip is tackling the $50B+TAM space to transform the way businesses manage spend. Our co-founders started Zip (YC S2020) because they saw the challenges companies had using outdated 20 year old software to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in spend every year. We invented the world’s leading Intake-to-Procure solution to bring a consumer grade user experience to B2B purchasing. And, we’re just getting started.

We're a fast growing team that helped scale category-defining companies like Airbnb, Facebook, Salesforce, Apple, Quora, Pinterest, and Square. With $180 million in funding from YC Continuity (Y Combinator), CRV and Tiger Global, we're valued at $1.5 billion in just 3 years. In today's economic climate, the value we offer our customers is more critical than ever and our business is accelerating. We're growing quickly and need your help!

Your Role

Zip’s Search Platform is built on top of AWS Opensearch. It powers the Zip dashboards, AI (Zip Copilot), customer reporting, and more. As Zip's customer base grows rapidly, we are looking for a senior engineer to help improve the search platform scalability, indexing reliability, search performance, search developer experience, and so on.

You Will

  • Drive the Search Platform roadmap and architecture design
  • Improve the search indexing latency, reliability and scalability
  • Work closely with Product teams and improve the search API ergonomics


  • Over 4 years of software engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or a related technical field involving coding, such as Physics or Mathematics.
  • Demonstrated ability and eagerness to quickly learn new frameworks, architectural patterns, and programming languages as needed.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience in designing and implementing Search systems or other distributed systems

The salary range for this role is $160,000 - $210,000. The salary for this position is determined based on a variety of job-related factors that may include location, relevant experience, education, or particular skills and expertise.

Perks & Benefits

At Zip, we’re committed to providing our employees with everything they need to do their best work.

  • 📈 Start-up equity
  • 🦷 Full health, vision & dental coverage
  • 🍽️ Catered lunches & dinners for SF employees
  • 🚍 Commuter benefit
  • 🚠 Team building events & happy hours
  • 🌴 Flexible PTO
  • 💻 Apple equipment plus home office budget
  • 💸 401k plan

We're looking to hire Zipsters and that means hiring people who take ownership, communicate openly, have an underdog mindset, and are excited to increase the pace of innovation for every business in the world. We encourage all candidates to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match up to our job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workspace where everyone (regardless of age, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and more) feels like they belong. We look forward to hearing from you!