Work In Tech

Find your next role at Canada's fastest-growing tech companies

Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Belfast, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
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, France, Germany and the UK!
As a Staff Software Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and developing highly scalable applications for BazaarVoice’s Client experience products. You will be collaborating with the other engineers across the globe in developing product features. You will use a variety of backend technologies to develop world class content management systems.

Primary Duties of the Role:

  • Practices Test Driven Development (TDD) and Behavioral Driven Development (BDD).
  • Writes high quality code and participates in code reviews and advocates for best practices of software development.
  • Understands complexity of monolith applications and the ability to decompose monolith application to manageable microservices.
  • Collaborates very well with cross functional teams and Senior Staff and Principal engineers.
  • Deliver high quality technical solutions with strong delivery mindset.
  • Takes ownership of technical solutions and works with teams in driving decision making
  • Develops software product features with security first mindset.
  • Be able to look into weeds and troubleshoot production issues.
  • Mentors junior engineers on the team and across the organization.
  • Interested in learning new technologies and contributing to the engineering standards and implementing best practices.
  • Participates in team’s On Call rotation practices.
  • Experience with implementing monitoring and alerting for the applications.

Skills and Experience Necessary for the Role:

  • 5+ years of experience in working on backend technologies.
  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience building highly scalable backend systems for high performance and low latency.
  • Strong understanding and experience developing microservices.
  • Experience with working on cloud native technologies.
  • Experience with working in Agile environments and experience working in agile methodologies like Scrum is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience developing Restful APIs.
  • Proficiency in backend programming languages like Java, Kotlin, …
  • Experience with scripting languages like Bash.
  • Knowledge of best practices of software development and experience with implementing design patterns and strong understanding of SOLID principles.
  • Very good hands on experience working on relational and no-sql databases.
  • Experience with developing security best practices to protect data and ensuring compliance with security standards and regulations.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience working with any of the public cloud providers. Experience with AWS tech stack or AWS certification is a plus.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and out-of-box thinking.
  • Ability to work in a team and excellent communication skills. Experience working with remote teams is a plus.
  • Ability to collaborate with Principal and staff engineers in designing systems.
  • Excellent.
  • 2+ years of experience working on Cloud DevOps tasks.
  • Hands-on experience working on IAC tools like CloudFormation or Terraform is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience utilizing CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins or equivalent. Experience with working on Github Actions is a plus.
  • Strong customer orientation and helps internal teams in resolving integration issues.
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.
Please note: Candidates who are successful will be required to undergo a Basic level DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) background check.