Principal Software Engineer Search



Software Engineering
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2023

At ZoomInfo we encourage creativity, value innovation, demand teamwork, expect accountability and cherish results. If you are a take charge, take initiative, get stuff done individual we want to talk to you! We have high aspirations for the company and are looking for the right people to help fulfill the dream. We strive to continually improve every aspect of the company and use cutting edge technologies and processes to delight our customers and rapidly increase revenues

ZoomInfo seeks a passionate and tech-savvy backend developer to join our Search team. The Search platform team is a critical component of our organization, responsible for managing and maintaining the search and discovery services that power our customer-facing applications. On this team, you’ll have the opportunity to build a full-text search application system that integrates information retrieval technology with cutting-edge machine learning techniques from adjacent disciplines, including NLP, LLM, and recommendation systems. Our team embraces a culture that is self-driven, inquisitive, open, and customer-centric.


  • Optimize the results of Search query to provide best in class search experience for Zoominfo users.
  • Build best-in-class search and discovery systems used by millions of users globally across billions of documents.
  • Drive the architecture and design of software solutions, ensuring scalability, performance, and reliability using best practices and industry standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and other stakeholders, to define and deliver on a long term and impactful roadmap for search and discovery.
  • Improve search latency and relevancy using large scale data systems and machine learning.
  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies, trends, and best practices in software development and recommend suitable technologies and approaches for solving complex technical challenges.


  • Proven experience (8+ years) in software development, with a focus on building large scale backend services for customer facing applications.
  • Strong expertise in designing, developing and maintaining complex distributed systems in a large scale production environment.
  • Proficiency in building full-text search solutions (using tech like Elasticsearch, Solr) or recommendation systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with a track record of delivering high-quality SaaS solutions.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

About us:

For over a decade, ZoomInfo has helped companies achieve their most important objective: profitable growth. Backed by the world's most comprehensive B2B database, our platform puts sales and marketing professionals in position to identify, connect, and engage with qualified prospects.

Our mission is to provide every company with a 360-degree view of their ideal customer, empowering each phase of their go-to-market strategy and driving their ability to hit their number.

The US base salary range for this position is $162,000 to $220,000 + Equity + benefits.

Actual compensation offered will be based on factors such as the candidate’s work location, qualifications, skills, experience and/or training. Your recruiter can share more information about the specific salary range for your desired work location during the hiring process.

We want our employees and their families to thrive. In addition to comprehensive benefits we offer holistic mind, body and lifestyle programs designed for overall well-being. Learn more about ZoomInfo benefits here.