Software Engineer L2 - Worldwide

16 days ago


Full Time

About Bazaarvoice

At Bazaarvoice, we create smart shopping experiences. Through our expansive global network, product-passionate community enterprise technology, we connect thousands of brands and retailers with billions of consumers. Our solutions enable brands to connect with consumers and collect valuable user-generated content, at an unprecedented scale. This content achieves global reach by leveraging our extensive and ever-expanding retail, social search syndication network. And we make it easy for brands retailers to gain valuable business insights from real-time consumer feedback with intuitive tools and dashboards. The result is smarter shopping: loyal customers, increased sales, and improved products.The problem we are trying to solve : Brands and retailers struggle to make real connections with consumers. It's a challenge to deliver trustworthy and inspiring content in the moments that matter most during the discovery and purchase cycle. The result? Time and money spent on content that doesn't attract new consumers, convert them, or earn their long-term loyalty.Our brand promise : closing the gap between brands and consumers.Founded in 2005, Bazaarvoice is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It’s official: Bazaarvoice is a Great Place to Work in the US , Australia, India, Lithuania, and the UK!Do you want to work on something that you, your friends, family and hundreds of millions of others use every day, and actually makes you smarter about how you spend your money? What if you could do that with a bunch of really smart people in an environment that actively encourages learning, growth and individual development? Every day, the Bazaarvoice engineering team tackles interesting and challenging problems across virtually every major computer science problem domain, and we do it all at a massive scale. Bazaarvoice is looking for outstanding people who are passionate about building great software, and want their work to have real-world impact. Over the last 10 years our software has facilitated hundreds of billions of consumer-to-consumer conversations and interactions about products and services offered by the world's biggest brands and retailers. The best part is that we're just getting started, and we need you to help us take things to the next level.We are interested in individuals who have strong software engineering fundamentals (e.g. OO design, test-driven development, unit testing, code reuse, code reviews) as well as hands-on experience with full stack development across the entire software lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy, support).This engineer will be on our Data Services team working on our content moderation system, which enables moderation of all consumer generated content across the entire Bazaarvoice network. This mission critical system provides an interface for human moderators to categorize, match, and filter all forms of multi- and social media content. This drives our ability to provide higher quality, authentic content and information to facilitate better informed purchasing decisions by consumers.This involves designing and implementing distributed, fault-tolerant systems and the infrastructure so we can scale to support the high throughput and quick response times necessary to moderate large volumes of consumer generated content each month. This is a full-stack system, requiring development from the user interface through the data layer, including integrations across disparate systems within the Bazaarvoice network.What's awesome about working on Data Services:- Projects are the linchpin of the Bazaarvoice Network- High visibility- Expansive data asset (over 250 million products and 1.5 million brand instances) that is actively growing - Many challenges across varying disciplines and problem spaces, including big data, natural language processing, system design, and user interface- Predominately focused on developing new services and features, providing lots of opportunities to drive design and implementationEngineers at Bazaarvoice participate in software initiatives from conception to delivery to Maintenance Support, while driving engineering best practices and helping mentor talent.

Primary Duties of the Role:

  • 30 days – Become familiar with teams, technologies, process and culture. Contribute some code to production.
  • 90 days – Lead one or more customer-impacting features from design to delivery. Be the go-to person for a software component.
  • 6 months – Develop an all-round understanding of the BV data stack.
  • Actively engage with stakeholders and other senior engineers to define longer-term plans.
  • Drive on going process improvements as appropriate.
  • Mentor more junior engineers

Skills and Experience Necessary for the Role:

  • Strong software development knowledge in different programming/scripting languages such as Java, C++, Python, etc.-
  • Understanding and experience building high-performance, scalable algorithms- Understanding of Agile or Kanban / Lean software development methodologies-
  • Experience using Linux as a software development platform, as well as some Linux systems administration knowledge-
  • Experience with version control systems (Subversion, Git)- Experience using modern build tools such as Maven, Jenkins, Github, etc. a plus-
  • Experience with distributed technologies such as Cassandra, Elastic Search and/or SOLR a strong plus-
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services a strong plus
  • We are interested in software developers who are hands-on and willing to dig in to tough problems.
  • We love people who are willing to explore new areas, learn quickly, and apply their skills to challenging design issues.
  • We want you to be a spark, bringing energy, passion and creativity to work every day.

Why join Bazaarvoice?

Customer is key

We see our own success through our customers’ outcomes. We approach every situation with a customer first mindset.

Transparency Integrity Builds Trust

We believe in the power of authentic feedback because it’s in our DNA. We do the right thing when faced with hard choices. Transparency and trust accelerate our collective performance.

Passionate Pursuit of Performance

Our energy is contagious, because we hire for passion, drive curiosity. We love what we do, and because we’re laser focused on our mission.

Innovation over Imitation

We seek to innovate as we are not content with the status quo. We embrace agility and experimentation as an advantage.

Stronger Together

We bring our whole selves to the mission and find value in diverse perspectives. We champion what’s best for Bazaarvoice before individuals or teams. As a stronger company we build a stronger community.

Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Bazaarvoice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants according to their experience, talent, and qualifications for the job without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping, and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in every location in which the company has facilities. Bazaarvoice believes that diversity and an inclusive company culture are key drivers of creativity, innovation and performance. Furthermore, a diverse workforce and the maintenance of an atmosphere that welcomes versatile perspectives will enhance our ability to fulfill our vision of creating the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands, and retailers.

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