Scala Architect, Search Team

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Join the WhitePages Team!


WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S. With over 40 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches per year across sites that include and, WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million adults. Our suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android and iPhone apps with over 9 million active monthly users. Driven by a spirit of innovation and a commitment to delivering value to consumers and businesses, WhitePages has been profitable since incorporation in 2000.

We value working in small, empowered teams and working with the best people.  If you strive for excellence in your work, and would like to contribute in important ways to a powerful service used by millions of people every month, then please have a look at our open positions.  If you think you have what it takes, please contact us right away.

For more information, please visit,,, and the WhitePages blog.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description

WhitePages is positioned to be at the forefront of the Scala Development movement here in Seattle, and we need an Architect to take on the challenges of orchestrating the next generation of Search Architecture for our top ranked web applications. Our search engine applies sophisticated fuzzy matching algorithms to enable our users to find what they’re looking for, while maintaining high availability and strict low latency response times. Additionally, we apply machine learning techniques to improve our search quality—relying on patterns of user behaviors to positively impact our search algorithms.  

You'll be the regional expert in Scala, presenting and writing white papers, mentoring members of the WhitePages team, and becoming an active voice in the local Scala community. Get ready to take your career to the next level with this role!


Here at WhitePages, we’re looking for a passionate Architect who is both strategic and hands on to come in and lead our world class Engineering team’s migration from Ruby to Scala across our Search Infrastructure. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own and drive the evolution of one of the top 40 most trafficked websites in the United States, and we need someone who has the passion, drive and know how to architect, lead and code their way to success.


In addition, you should be fluent in a variety of development languages, deeply versed in web technologies, familiar with non-relational database systems and dedicated to code quality and best practices


If you are passionate about the architecture and design of elegant, innovative solutions, are excited about working in the search engine space, and you’re looking to contribute in huge ways to a small, top-notch team to create game-changing software, then we want to talk to you!    

Additional Information

We're headquartered in the heart of downtown Seattle, and that's where we work our magic. We've got sales folks across the country, including an office in New York. We have strong company values and a culture to match and would love to share why ours is an opportunity worth considering. We appreciate and respect diversity, and are an equal opportunity employer. And if you're a little bit quirky - you'll fit in just fine!