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Are you interested in applying cutting-edge technology to create an industry-defining recommendation system? 

Do you want to work on challenging, meaningful problems that can have enormous impact on not only millions of users, but the future of the internet itself?

The Search and Recommendation Senior Engineer is responsible for the creation of a new, highly personalized search and discovery engine for the Domains business unit.  Because of Go Daddy’s position in the domain name market, roughly half of all new websites created globally will use our experience to create their online identities.  With the imminent introduction of many new top-level domains to the internet domain name system, we are fundamentally rethinking how a user finds a great name.  We need to deliver a personalized experience that is easy, fast, and highly relevant to each user. 

Reporting directly to the Director of the domains business, this leader will be responsible for the design and build of a sophisticated name recommendation engine that will be the cornerstone of the world’s best domain finding experience.  You will define the architecture, provide technical direction, and execute the roadmap for delivering the service and be a hands developer 40% of the time. You excel in a fast-paced environment, and will be data-driven, iterative, and relentless in your pursuit of a better, more personalized name discovery experience. 

In this role you will:

  • Strategically plan, architect and design all technology, engineering and product development activities related to domain name recommendations
  • Recruit, train, manage, and mentor an engineering team, providing technical direction, guidance, and management
  • Research, analyze, and implement machine learning algorithms that improve recommendation relevance as user feedback occurs
  • Explore all sources of relevant data, including data derived from Go Daddy’s 11M customer base, 1M daily website visitors, and hundreds of millions of historical domain name searches
  • Create scalable, performant web services APIs to interface between the recommendations engine and other internal systems
  • Assess new technologies and consider opportunities to leverage open source or third party capabilities

Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math or Physics.  M.S. or Ph.D. highly preferred.
  • 8+ years professional experience in web software development
  • World-class expertise with at least one modern, object-oriented programming language
  • Ability to design and write high-performance, reliable, and maintainable code – and manage a team of engineers doing so
  • Experience building a large-scale recommendation system using machine learning highly desired
  • Experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop/HBase or similar projects required
  • Knowledge of natural language processing and large-scale search techniques desired
  • Ability to tackle challenging problems in a fast-paced, fluid environment.
  • A strong desire to learn emerging technologies and innovate new solutions
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills, and high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Are you ready to GO with us?

Go Daddy's technical teams design and support the innovative technologies that are transforming the cloud, the internet and the world.  From product developers to network engineers, our expertise ensures our customers have the technical solutions to meet their needs. We develop world-class products that help our customers establish, enhance and evolve their online presence. 

When you GO with Go Daddy, you have the opportunity to be part of something special by making a meaningful difference in the lives of our customers. Their success is our success.

Here’s what you need:

  • Passion to contribute to a truly exceptional customer experience, no matter your job title
  • Understanding that innovation and creativity is a part of what we do every day
  • Agility and action orientation – we move at the speed of tech
  • Understanding of the privilege and obligation of being part of a team

Here’s what we’ll provide:

  • A fun, dynamic and challenging work environment
  • Formal and informal opportunities and support for ongoing learning, growth and development
  • Team building activities and recognition
  • Competitive base plus bonus incentive
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and insurance coverage for all benefit-eligible Go Daddy employees
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year of employment

Go Daddy has been recognized because of its outstanding benefits, compensation, unique perks, diversity and company camaraderie. Go Daddy was awarded the 2011 and 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility Honoree - Arizona, Iowa & Denver. Go Daddy is the #1 IT Company on Inc. Magazine's inaugural Hire Power list of job creators.

Go Daddy’s philanthropic work supports a wide variety of charitable and community organizations dedicated to causes including women and children, domestic violence, child abuse, teenage homelessness, animal shelters and more. Visit for more information.

Go Daddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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