Job Title: Senior Principal Software Engineer
Date Posted: 05-01-2007
Job Location: California-Sacramento
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name:
Company Website:
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Job Description:
We want to bring to your attention, a Senior/Principal Software Engineer (Search) opportunity
at NexTag (, the largest Online Comparison Shopping site for products,
mortgages, travel, cars and more. 

Here are some NexTag attributes:
•founded 1999 
•48 consecutive months of robust profitability, just concluded their 16th consecutive
profitable quarter 
•2003: fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley, 7th fastest in the US (by revenue,
SF Business Times, Oct'03) 
•2003: fastest growing number of unique visitors for a shopping site (by a factor of two,
Nielsen NetRatings) 
•2005: selected by Red Herring as a Top 100 Private Company 
•2004: 2nd fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley (despite the difficulty of
growing a large number exponentially: SF Business Times, Oct’04)
•2005: continuing a robust growth rate
•funded by Gary Little at Morgenthaler; final round (Series C) was Dec ’00; company has grown
from operating income since then 

Additional milestones are also noted on our site:
NexTag in the News:
Press Releases: 

Recently, NexTag was featured on the front page of the business section of the San Jose
Mercury News (Friday, April 8, 2005). You can see the article with pictures at or read the article attached.

Jobs: Senior/Principal Software Engineer (Search)

The search group at NexTag is actively working on a number of interesting IR problems and is
looking for people who can take a lead role in one or more of the following areas: information
retrieval, text classification, machine learning, collaborative filtering and data mining. The
ideal candidate will have a strong theoretical background in IR combined with successful
hands-on experience developing and deploying large-scale, real-world systems. You will work as
part of a fast-paced web team and should be able to effectively lead and work in a team


Recent experience with in-house, open source or commercial IR systems. 
At least two years experience with high traffic, database-driven Web applications. 
Strong background with Object-oriented design and implementation. 
Strong background in relational database design. 
At least 2 years experience with large scale, high performance systems 
Experience with SQL, Oracle, JDBC, J2EE application servers, JSP and servlets. 
Minimum 4 years experience in software development with at least 2 year in Java programming. 
Good communication skills. 
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from a reputed US University. 


Significant research experience in information retrieval, machine learning, or a related field

Demonstrated contribution to a large-scale web search or e-commerce application 
Strong background in statistics 
At least 1 year experience leading a team of at least 3 developers 

You will be responsible for the implementation of a significant area of our platform, and will
be a key contributor to the design of the areas you work in. 

To Apply: 
Please send your resume to For more information, please visit our website at
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