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**Why join Bazaarvoice?**

 

- We’re committed to client success: There are over 5K brand and retail websites in the Bazaarvoice network. Our clients represent some of the world’s leading companies across a wide range of industries including retail, apparel, automotive, consumer electronics and travel.

- We’re leaders in consumer-generated content: Each month, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content, such as ratings and reviews, curated photos, social posts and videos, about products in our network. Last year, 135K reviews were submitted each day.

- Our network delivers: Network analytics provide insights that help marketers and advertisers provide more engaging experiences that drive brand awareness, consideration, sales, and loyalty.

- We’re a great place to work: We pride ourselves on our unique culture. Join a company that values passion, innovation, authenticity, generosity, respect, teamwork, and performance.


**Our Employee Value Proposition;**


**<u>BV’s Impact on the Market;</u>**

We are shaping the way people shop, putting the shopper experience at the heart of everything we do.  We partner with the worlds largest brands and our network’s impact is comparable to Facebook, LinkedIn and Google.  If you shop or research online, it’s very likely that you’ve already interacted with Bazaarvoice. With market leading technology, shopper data that spans over a million shoppers and a billion shopper interactions a month, our future is limitless.


**What this means in Engineering;**

Working on something real that people use on a daily basis in an environment that celebrates engineering, has been and continues to be a key factor in the success of Bazaarvoice. There are very few opportunities in the market that allow you be part of a company that delivers products that are used by millions of people everyday.


**<u>Professional Learning, Growth and Impact;</u>**

You can grow your career, your skills and professional experiences by working across a breadth of business initiatives, different global regions and innovative solutions. You have the opportunity to see tangible results from your direct contributions and build your own brand at Bazaarvoice.  With new products and markets on the horizon, there has never been a more exciting time to be at Bazaarvoice.


**What this means in Engineering;**

It is clear that managers want what’s best for both the company and people. Here in Bazaarvoice there is a wealth of knowledge amongst the teams that is shared in a collaborative, productive way. Getting to work at our scale with the level of autonomy given, is rare. You are encouraged regularly to be the best version of your professional self at work. You are in charge of your own learning, but given the space and time to own it completely. We don’t just say it- we mean it!


**<u>Great People;</u>**

You will work with and help recruit bright, experienced, passionate and humble colleagues that bring diverse perspectives on a daily basis.  We are open minded, respectful and transparent.


**What this means in Engineering;**

There are no ego’s here in engineering. You are surrounded by smart people who build world class software but who never forget to have fun whilst they do it. Working in an environment where you work together to share knowledge and skills is vital in helping you within your career as an engineer. Both colleagues and managers don’t just give support, but focus on listening.  


**<u>Culture;</u>**

You will be part of a vibrant culture where we celebrate, we collaborate and we come together generously to elevate one another & our community. We promote open dialogue at all levels and are generous with our time and ideas.


**What this means in Engineering;**

In engineering, we don’t look for a culture ‘fit’ but for a culture add! The atmosphere, not only amongst teammates, but across the wider engineering department (and beyond!) makes coming to work a pleasure. Working as part of engineering, you are guaranteed to work with bright, smart people who will always have something else to bring to the table.


**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.

Bazaarvoice connects brands and retailers to consumers, so that every shopping experience feels personal. From search and discovery to purchase and advocacy, Bazaarvoice’s solutions reach in-market shoppers, personalize their experiences, and give them the confidence to buy. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than a billion consumers view and share authentic content including reviews, questions and answers, and social photos across 6,000 brand and retail websites. Across the network, Bazaarvoice captures billions of shopper signals monthly - data that powers high-efficiency digital advertising and personalization with unmatched relevance.

We’re seeking a seasoned front-end engineer to join a team focused on building the next generation of consumer-facing displays located in our Belfast office. This role is a leader, part architecture, part software development, part internal evangelism, and part consulting; it touches every consumer-facing application at Bazaarvoice, with a combined reach of more than 700 million unique visitors every month.


**Key Responsibilities:**

If you’re looking for an opportunity to work alongside a slew of other smart people on large-scale client-side applications used by real people on a huge swath of the internet, keep reading.

- Prototype and scale new display applications for collecting and displaying various forms of consumer generated content.

- Build client-facing tooling to configure consumer applications and interact with Bazaarvoice services. Improve application performance and the monitoring of said performance.

- Mentor junior front-end developers.

- As part of the Bazaarvoice team, we are looking for someone committed to excellence. That means building collaborative relationships up, down, and across the organization; staying positive when tackling tough challenges that often require cross-team contribution; taking pride in not just shipping massive-scale applications, but shipping the best massive-scale applications.


**Essential Criteria:**

- Right to work in the United Kingdom

- BS in computer science or equivalent

- 2+ Years Minimum experience JavaScript, HTML, CSS.

- 2+ Years minimum experience web applications.

- Demonstrated experience with Iterators, promises, modules and proxies

- Demonstrated experience using React or similar frameworks

- Demonstrated experience using Redux

- Demonstrated experience with third-party JavaScript application development, or understands and can articulate the challenges in single-page or progressive-web applications.


**Desired Criteria: (If applicable)**

- Asynchronously loading pieces of a large application, debugging large asynchronous chains, and shipping bullet-proof, tested code are skills we need on a daily basis.

- A browser’s devtools are as much in your toolbelt as your text editor is

- Be able to explain how webpack loaders work, and why you’d use webpack in the first place

- Have experience deploying static assets and Node applications to AWS.

- You have considered and articulate opinions (preferably based on experience) about the challenges of front-end development in an “enterprise” setting.

- Have experience using Kanban / Lean software development methodologies.


**Core Attributes:**

• Fun

• Fast paced

• Efficient

• High energy

• Solution oriented

• Team player

• Leader

Bazaarvoice offers an outstanding total compensation package including excellent health and wellness benefits and a flexible and dynamic work environment.