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Technical Lead, Front-end Development
Austin, TX

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Job Description

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.

Who we want:

We are seeking a Technical Lead for our Small Web-Apps Technology team (or SWAT) which is focused on front-end development across many of our products. This team is responsible for building the next generation of consumer-facing displays that serve billions of page views a month on sites that you've most certainly heard of. This role requires someone that can architect, and mentor others to architect and contribute to, a scalable front-end solution that serves thousands of visitors a second; someone that can lead and influence across multiple teams to deliver comprehensive solutions; and someone that is eager to work alongside other smart, capable people to build new capabilities across our entire platform.

What we need:

This is a front-end role, so standard rules apply: JavaScript (React), HTML, and CSS. However, we're looking for more than satisfying a list of buzzwords - we're looking for someone that lives and breathes web applications. This is a fairly senior level role, so you have 7+ years of professional software development experience.

What you'll be doing:

* 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
* Understand and improve application performance and monitoring of performance
* Mentor front-end developers
* Effectively build, cache, and serve our client-customized applications for thousands of clients to serve millions of consumers

Who you are:

* 7+ years building software in a professional environment
* 3+ years' recent experience with front-end development using JavaScript and ideally React
* You're aware of, and are excited about, new ESnext features
* You can articulate how to architect a testable React application
* You understand what it takes for a browser to obtain and execute JavaScript, as well as the things that impact that process negatively or positively
* You know how to build software that not just functions well, but can be maintained and improved my multiple people effectively
* You understand how to break large, abstract problems down into smaller, workable tasks
* Someone that has experience with the challenges of third-party JavaScript application development, such as synchronously loading pieces of a large application, debugging large asynchronous chains, and shipping bullet-proof, tested code that works in, and doesn't impact, a wide range of runtime environments
* 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

Brownie points:

* You've authored third-party JavaScript applications
* You've deployed applications and assets to AWS
* When you think of building web applications, you think past the console to the CI/CD pipeline
* You have considered and articulate opinions (preferably based on experience) about the challenges of front-end development in an "enterprise" setting
* You're excited about using Kanban / Lean software development methodologies
* You like speaking in public about what you're working on
* You have a BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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;

BV's Impact on the Market;

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.

Professional Learning, Growth and Impact;

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!

Great People;

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.


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.

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