Bloomberg search team and Spotify

New / Eng ufJz68
Jul 29, 2018 9 Comments

I have technical interviews with Bloomberg search infrastructure team ( the one that works on Some) and for a general backend dev at Spotify? Any advice? 6 YoE, Ex-Amzn Retail

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  • Microsoft / Eng glass666
    is search doing ml stuffs?
    Jul 29, 2018 6
    • Microsoft RsYw13
      Extending Solr and such is boring work unless you also get to tinker with relevance/nlp/ml as part of the job.
      Jul 29, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng glass666
      is distributed systems the ultra cool stuffs to work on? how is it non-cool? is the project no longer cutting edge or something?
      Jul 29, 2018
    • Microsoft RsYw13
      Solr is not distributed. Even if it were, like Elastic Search, most of the work is done by the open source community. You are merely tweaking, configuring and plumbing around it.
      Jul 29, 2018
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      Still better than nothing. Not all of us are lucky enough to be smart enough to work on cool stuff
      Jul 29, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng glass666
      yea go for it!!!
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Bloomberg / Eng bbwtf
    The only team doing real search at Bloomberg is under ML. the infrastructure stuff seems like just general engineering
    Jul 29, 2018 1
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      OP
      Fair enough. Who said I do ML?
      Jul 30, 2018