At this event, around 10 Tech Companies will pitch their coding projects in a series of 5-minute lightning sessions to software developers looking for interesting, agile projects using progressive technologies.
Bazaarvoice is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that enables consumers to engage with retailers and manufacturers by posting reviews, asking / answering questions, and sharing their stories. Our software is integrated into 1000+ of the biggest brand sites on the web, including John Lewis, Thomas Cook, Boots and many more. We have millions of reviews in our databases, and power over 10 billion pageviews per month. We're only 6 years old, and have been growing rapidly in employees, clients and new product opportunities.
Bazaarvoice is an open, creative and collaborative culture, where passion and excellence rule. We partner our engineers with talented product managers and user experience designers, so that together we can build beautiful products that delight users. We send our engineers to technology conferences, we encourage participation in open source projects, and we allow engineers 20% time to work on their own ideas for new products. We understand that great people and a great culture are a strategic advantage, and we invest in both. Maybe that's why we were awarded one of the Best Places to Work in both Austin and London.
We are looking for outstanding engineers who are passionate about building great software, and want their work to have real-world impact. We don’t focus on experience with a particular stack (e.g. Java or Python), we look for great engineers who are ready to apply their skills to a broad variety of technical challenges. Whether you're interested in server-side code, UI/UX, massive datasets, mobile/social, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, data visualization or more - we've got an opportunity for you.
Skills and Experience Necessary for the Role:
Preferred Qualifications (each of the following is a plus):
- Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent, or at least 4 years of relevant work experience.
- Solid coding skills in C, C++ or Java, and experience with at least one of: Python, PHP, Ruby
We use the following technologies on our projects:
- Experience engineering scalable systems (load balancing, redundancy, durability)
- Experience designing database schemas, backups, migrations, replication
- Experience with DevOps (launching, configuring and monitoring your own hosts)
- Passion for exploring new technologies (e.g. Solr, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Hadoop, Redis)
- Experience developing Social Applications and/or Mobile Applications a plus
Databases: MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, HBase, CouchDB
Search Indexing: Solr, ElasticSearch
Frameworks: Django, Tornado, NodeJS, Spring
What we're looking for in a developer
Project Work at Bazaarvoice
The first project we're tackling in our new London Development office are Social Integrations. Facebook apps that our clients can deploy to allow Facebook users to ask/answer questions about products, rate and review products, and more. We're also building an engine to allow brands to reach out to participants, I.e. "Congratulations to Jane Doe for writing this week's most helpful review on Walmart.com", "Congratulations to John Doe to reaching 10,000 readers of his reviews!". And much more.
ABOUT BRENDAN STERNE
Brendan Sterne is the Manager of London Engineering and Product Development.
Formerly Architect in the Bazaarvoice Innovation Labs
More about Brendan Sterne
ABOUT THE FIND YOUR NINJA PROJECT
We are organising some evening events, dedicated to help development teams find new colleagues, and where developers (and project or product managers, architects, testers..) can find out about some really cool projects.
More about the Find Your Ninja Project
This session took part at the Cool Projects in April. You can view the other 10 podcasts here.