Information Architect
Posted on Indeed on Feb 12, 2021

Information Architect

Apply by sending your resume and cover letter describing: 1) your passion for search and the user experience; and 2) how you approach new content areas and/or would approach veterinary/medical information.

Principals only. Please no phone calls.

Obsessed with data, information access, and learning, you will make a difference for our membership of more than 80,000 veterinary colleagues. Your knowledge, experience, and persistence as the search champion will ensure our member experience is easy, fast and useful. Curious about animal and biomedical sciences, you are motivated to learn and grow as part of our organizational mission of lifelong learning and education.

Reporting to: Director of Clinical Database Services

Responsibilities

Be the search champion, lead the search team in defining and implementing search goals and vision, innovate and find opportunities.

Architect and implement the search infrastructure at VIN, currently done using Solr and SQL.

Improve scaling, speed, and efficiency of search technologies.

Design, implement, test, troubleshoot, and integrate relevancy algorithms to improve search.

Perform data analysis based on user behavior from search logs in SQL data stores.

Participate in the full development cycle: design, develop, experiment, analyze, and deploy.

Troubleshoot search relevancy and performance issues.

Develop and deploy automated and manual testing to improve search relevancy and performance

Education, Required Skills & Experience

DVM or degree in biomedicine, biomedical informatics and/or knowledge of medical vocabularies, hierarchies like MeSH and/or motivated to learn content in veterinary medical field

BS/MS/PhD in computer science, information science, engineering or related field or other path to proficiency in managing databases

5-7+ years of working hands-on experience on applied search technologies

Proficient knowledge of various Search Technologies (e.g., Lucene, Solr) used in building large-scale search infrastructure and key informational retrieval algorithms.

Proficient in devising scalable, performance search algorithms

Proficient in SQL databases

Experience with setting up, maintaining, and debugging production systems and infrastructure

Familiarity with programming languages, such as C#

Proven ability to deliver work on time with attention to quality

Experience with informal and formal team leadership, with proven competency in timely, productive communication

Innovative mindset and ability to adapt and improvise

Location: Main office: Davis, CA. Due to the highly collaborative, detailed nature of the work, requires high-speed internet, phone connectivity, and time zone alignment. Note: COVID19 context: staff are working remotely.

Compensation & Benefits: commensurate with experience, together with an excellent benefits package.

About Us

Our mission is to inspire and facilitate excellence within the worldwide veterinary community. We do this by serving our veterinary colleagues with access to information, tools, continual education and community.

We strive to be worthy of the trust of our colleagues as we continue to serve their needs. We accept no advertising or sponsorships. We are supported wholly by member subscriptions because we believe it is impossible to answer to more than one master.

As the Information Architect you would join a committed, engaged team of search, indexing, and development staff to deliver on our commitment to VIN members, a global community of more than 80,000 veterinary colleagues.

Application deadline: rolling until hire finalized.

Hiring/Interview Process

Video/phone interviewing with our team and a practical test will be part of the interview process.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $100,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Staff are working remotely.

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • database/search technology: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process

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