No, I’m not recruiting for my team–though I’m always open to research collaborations. But I wanted to call readers’ attention to at least two places that are hiring folks with expertise in information retrieval.
The first is Panjiva, a startup that I’m advising. You can read more about them here. They are looking for a hands-on developer (yes, someone who can code) with background in information retrieval or data mining. The job is in Cambridge, MA, and they want someone local. Check out their jobs page.
The second is Twitter. Yes, you’ve heard of them. What you might not know if that they’re aggressively hiring in their search group. Apparently the company is growing–I’d thought they were at ~30 people, but I just did a reference call for someone and learned that they’ve doubled in the past few months. I have no stake in Twitter except as a user, but I’d love to see them improve their search capabilities. So, if you’re in or near San Francisco and looking for a search job on the bleeding edge, check it out.
Other folks who are trying to hire people with search / information retrieval background: I encourage you to post opportunities in the comments!