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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject [JOB] Lucid Imagination is hiring
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:40:30 GMT
Hi All,

If you've wanted a full time job working on Lucene or Solr, we have two positions open that
just might be of interest.  The job descriptions are below.   Interested candidates should
submit their resumes off list to  

You can learn more on our website:


-Open Source Software Engineer
Lucid Imagination is looking for a software engineer to work on the open source Apache Solr
and Lucene projects. As part of Lucid's open source team, you will help implement features
and provide fixes for issues in the world's premier open source search server and library.
You will also work closely with Lucid's research team and technical support team to enable
both community and customer consumption of Solr and Lucene.

	• Strong interest in working on high performance and large scale problems.
	• Understanding of debugging and performance testing in a highly concurrent systems.
	• Core Java expertise.
	• Experience writing unit tests and working with continuous integration tools.
	• Willingness to participate in and contribute to a vibrant, fast-paced open source community.
	• Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
	• Desire to learn and be a part of a startup.
	• Degree in computer science or related field.
	• Experience with Lucene, Solr, Hadoop and related NoSQL technologies is not required,
but is considered a bonus.

0-5 years programming experience in Java.

Based on experience

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area (preferred)

Minimal (occasional trips to California)

- Senior Consultant
Lucid Imagination is currently looking to hire a Senior Consultant to be part of our Professional
Services team. 

	• Experience working with Lucene and/or Solr required.
	• Establish yourself as a credible, reliable, likable, genuine, and trustworthy advisor
to your customers.
	• Provide expert-level advisory services to a wide range of customers with varying degrees
of technical knowledge.
	• Clearly identify customer pain points, priorities, and success criteria at the onset
of each engagement.
	• Resolve complex search issues in and around the Lucene/Solr ecosystem.
	• Document recommendations in the form of Best Practice Assessments.
	• Identify opportunities to provide customers with additional value through follow-on products
and/or services.
	• Communicate high-value use cases and customer feedback to our Product Development and
Engineering teams.
	• Contribute to the open source community by donating needed bug fixes and improvements;
answering message boards; documenting existing code; and blogging.
	• Support Business Development through product demos and customer Q&A. 
	• Collaborate on internal Lucid projects.
	• Develop training materials and deliver classroom training on occasion.

	• BS or higher in Engineering or Computer Science preferred. 
	• 3 or more years of IT Consulting and/or Professional Services experience required.
	• Some Java development experience.
	• Some experience with common scripting languages (Perl/Python/Ruby).
	• Exposure to other related open source projects (Mahout, Hadoop, Tika, etc.) a plus.
	• Experience with other commercial and open source search technologies a plus.
	• Enterprise Search, eCommerce, and/or Business Intelligence experience a plus.
	• Experience working in a startup a plus.

Based on experience

San Francisco/Bay Area (preferred)


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