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Senior Google Search Appliance Engineer

Rockville, MD
Our client values people as their most important competitive advantage. They know that their highly skilled work force is vital to their present and future success.  Their commitment to diversity permeates the entire organization, which encourage them to show respect for, and appreciate the value of, all individuals and their unique backgrounds, experiences, styles, approaches and ideas. The diversity of their people has been and will continue to be one of the keys to their success. 
Our client is a Google partner and is building a google engineering team.  The Senior Google Enterprise Search Support/Implementation Engineer will be responsible for providing support in systems implementation, customization, installation, configuration, network setup, diagnosis, and resolution of support for our clients for the Google Search Appliance, Google Site Search, and other Google Enterprise products.
  • Occasional travel to customer sites for implementation may be required.
  • Contribute to the team in implementing, configuring, and developing search solutions
  • Adept at content crawling and indexing configurations
  • Develop and configure applications/connectors to crawl content not natively supported by Google Search appliance
  • Integrate with secure/access-controlled content
  • CMS and application integrations
  • Relevancy tuning and functions to improve user experience
  • Client training in system administration
  • Operations and maintenance of client Google Enterprise Search systems
  • At least 2 years of experience programming/scripting in C#, Java, Python, PHP, JavaScript, or ColdFusion required
  • Must have 2+ years of industry experience in technical support, professional services, networking, system integration, or software engineering
  • Hands on experience with Google Search Appliance
  • Hands-on experience with Web-related standards, such as HTTP, XHTML, CSS, XML, and XSLT
  • Experience with relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or  MS SQLServer) required
  • Hands-on experience implementing, troubleshooting, and supporting Internet-based applications, Web servers, and security mechanisms
  • Firm grasp of basic network administration and configuration
  • Experience with developing training materials and documentation development is preferred
  • Hands-on experience with Web-based security standards (cookie-based SSO, Kerberos, NTLM, and HTTP Basic) is a plus
  • Outstanding account management, follow-through, and problem solving skills, resourcefulness, and attention to detail
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service attitude and skills with the ability to work in a variety of customer situations
  • Experience with formal SDLC methodologies
  • Past experience with network administration technical support is a plus
  • Past experience and understanding of search technologies is a plus
  • Past experience with COTs/GOTs products implantation and integration is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related technical degree
  • Experience in government environments is a plus
  • Project management training and PMP certification is desirable
Medical: Health, Prescription Drug Plan, Dental, and Vision | Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical/Dental/Vision and Dependent
Insurance: Company Paid Life/AD&D, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
Retirement: 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match | Roth 401(k)
Vacation: Paid Time Off/Federal Holidays and SmartTrip Commuter Benefits
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