Search Product Manager

Up to £90,000 + Bonus and Benefits
London, U.K.

Job Summary:

Our client is a  leading Global player in the Fintech market, providing open platforms,  applications APIs and access to real time trading data. 

Job Description:

·        Requirements, definition and analysis covering content and feature additions to the core search service.

·        Ownership of the Search apps and services used within the product and beyond.

·        Key contact for content issues and queries and main liaison with content organization.

·        Responsibility for key parts of the overall relevancy improvement programme for the Search product, to include:

·        Develop and analyse statistical reports showing precision & recall, click through and bounce rates and mean reciprocal rank

·        Closely investigate areas where precision is poor and identify the action needed to resolve the issues

·        Identify content issues that affect search relevancy and precision. Collaborate with the content teams to improve the content.

·        Work with the Search development teams to develop increasingly sophisticated relevancy solutions

·        Maintain rank rules that determine the order in which content is returned

·        Look after the definitions that drive the keywords used in Search to match results

·        Maintain query boosts and prescribed results that override search results and ranks

·        Own the linguistics tools and synonym definitions used in the system.

·        Analyse usage statistics and help desk logs to identify common customer issues and opportunities to improve the search service.

·        Ensure that operations and development teams maintain 100% system availability.


Key Skills:

·        Educated to degree level either in a technical or business-focused discipline

·        A good understanding of information retrieval and search engines and relevancy metrics

·        Knowledge of SQL, database and search query tools, Big Data, Web Services

·        API Design, JSON, XML

·        Thorough experience with agile methodologies

·        A good understanding of the financial markets

·        The ability to communicate confidently with technologists, content specialists and business people.

·        Strong analytical skills will be extremely important in this role.ear

·        Some experience or exposure to data modelling would be an advantage