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Solr Search Developer

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Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 52462 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Solr Search Developer to join our team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US-PA), United States (US).



Job Duties: 


Working closely with onsite / offshore teams and customer business owners / users to develop functional specifications with minimal / no supervision 

Be the interface between information technology and business functions.

Understand, analyze, and document client business requirements

Planning and facilitating workshops and end-user working sessions intended to capture requirements and validate design

Assist in recommending, designing, testing, and implementing systems upgrades and improvements.

Other responsibilities include: acting as the key point of contact for understanding/researching functionality and helping users; writing, updating and reviewing detailed system documentation; and monitoring job logs of critical system functions.

Publish communication related to the deployment of new functionality
Translate user requirements into user requests and functional specification
Develop training and change programs to support project
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs

Work closely with development team, architect, project manager, business analysts to design, develop, unit test, debug and maintain java based web applications in accordance with functional requirements and scope of work.

Contribute and conform to DE adopted software development standards.

Focus on quality and continuous improvement to application and processes.

Participate in production deployment and provide assistance to production support group when needed.

Leading the architecture and implementation of Solr search functionality across search platform on client's systems

Must possess problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Comply with company’s Global IT Policies & Procedures


Basic Qualifications: 

10+ years of experience in developing web applications using Java based frameworks, such as Spring.

4+ Years of active, recent, and relevant experience working directly on the Solr 6/7 platform.

2+ years of experience working with GIT, JIRA, and Confluence would be nice to have.

Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent.


Other Desired Skills:

Solid understanding and application knowledge of object oriented programming and design patterns.

Must possess problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Be performance driven, and be able to work multiple projects simultaneously if needed.

Be highly motivated to adopt new technologies, challenges and work in a fast paced environment.

Excellent team player with strong verbal & written communication skills.

Prior work experience with Search technologies such as Endeca, Lucidworks, or Solr.

Exposure to Agile methodology would be nice to have.


This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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