Are you an innovator? A creative sort? A freethinker? Do you want to work with smart people in a culture that is both innovative and fun? Do you strive to work in an environment where you have the opportunity to directly impact the development of the business? If so, then employment at Ask might just be for you. We invite you to browse our current openings and our myriad of employee benefits.
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With great employment come great benefits. When you join the Ask team, you avail yourself of the opportunity to join a rich, progressive culture with a host of great benefits
Competitive base salary
Personal Pension Plan
Private medical insurance
Season ticket loan
Business Travel accident insurance
25 days paid holidays per year & in addition to normal public holidays
The Software Engineer, Crawling Heuristics will develop algorithms and heuristics to classify/cluster large-scale data using mathematical, statistical or heuristical knowledge and techniques and develop efficient production-level programs and implement algorithms in proof-of-concept. This involves implementing advanced computer algorithms/heuristics for crawling, internet search and web data analysis using data-mining technology, improving the crawler with respect to freshness, discovery latency, the quality of the crawled contents and coverage. Scaling up algorithms to immense volumes of web data with statistic analysis is also required. You will also be responsible for developing software utilities for monitoring and analyzing any web-related clustering/classification results and investigation using statistical algorithms. The person filling this position must have good communication skills and flexible. Written and spoken English is a requirement.
Perform evaluations of the product while in development and provide feedback to the development groups
Develop and maintain test sets
Implement mechanisms to monitor application performance
Invent heuristics, develop prototypes and monitor the impact to the crawling
Communicate with development groups across multiple locations during product conception, planning, implementation, and testing
Communicate with supervisor on project progress and issues relating to the technology or schedule impact of decisions
Follow established processes
Ensure that high quality is maintained throughout all internal processes and external deliverables
Technical Skill Level
MS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math or related discipline with 3 years relevant experience or more
Hands-on experience with most of the following technologies: C/C++, HTML/XML/XSL, Perl, CVS, Linux, SQL/ODBC
Professional Skill Level
Excellent verbal and written communication skills that allow the candidate to work effectively across multiple organizations
Superior problem solving skills
This position will be based in Hamburg, Germany, with competitive remuneration and excellent benefits.
Please send your application and CV to email@example.com We thank all applicants for applying, but only those candidates who are selected for interview will be contacted.
One of the top search engines on the Web, Ask.com combines world-class search technology with one-of-a-kind search tools to help searches get what they are looking for faster. Ask.com delivers world-class information retrieval products through a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and downloadable applications. Ask.com locales include United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Japan.
Additionally, Ask.com owns differentiated search technology, as well as natural language processing, portal and ad-serving technologies. Founded in 1996, Ask.com became a wholly-owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) in July, 2005. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California, with offices throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. The UK office is based in Central London.
IAC operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being transformed by the internet, online and offline...our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world.
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IAC Search & Media delivers world-class information retrieval products through a diverse portfolio of Web sites, portals and downloadable applications.
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