Senior Big Data Software Engineer


Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Bazaarvoice connects you to consumers so they can discover you, be inspired to choose you, and buy with confidence. Data and content from our shopping network power insights that help you understand and delight consumers.

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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 and the UK!
The Big Data Analytics Platform Team
Bazaarvoice has access to the sentiment contained in hundreds of millions of reviews on hundreds of millions of products across a variety of industries as well as the browsing behavior of close to 600 million users a month across our client sites. Our analytics teams leverage these data sets to help our clients build better products, build stronger relationships with their customers, and make decisions on when and where to offer products.  A big area of business growth for Bazaarvoice will come from the efforts of our analytics teams.
The BDAP team is responsible for building and operating a scalable big data platform that empowers any Bazaarvoice team to register and make their data sets available to all other Bazaarvoice teams for any use case. Primary consumers of our big data platform are Software Engineers, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, and Data Analysts. We empower discovery, innovation, and automation across the business.
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a Senior Big Data Software Engineer to join our team to help build out the data store and discovery layer of Bazaarvoice data that will power our client-facing reporting, product performance reporting, and financial reporting. The ideal candidate has built and operated systems that aggregate and share data sets to support new product offerings and is well experienced in evaluating the right technologies for a platform. Success in the role is underpinned by a strong understanding of the business cases of the product portfolio and building relevant tools, data sets, and access methodologies that support the portfolio goals.

What you'll be doing

  • Own design, implementation, and support of major components of big data platform development
  • Define how data is to be captured, how it should be aggregated and made available
  • Implementation of the mechanisms, systems, and software to make it happen
  • Use your strong grasp of the technology stack to guide where we go next

Necessary skills and experience

  • Experience with highly scalable distributed systems
  • In-depth knowledge of the software development lifecycle (design, build, test, deploy, support)
  • An ability to demonstrate software engineering fundamentals such as OO design, unit testing, code reuse, code reviews
  • Extensive knowledge of different programming/scripting languages such as Java, C++, PHP, Ruby, Python, etc.
  • Familiarity with one or more big-data infrastructures such as Hbase, Hadoop, Kafka, Casandra, or RDBMS
  • Knowledge of some of the following technologies or concepts: Hadoop, HBase, MapReduce, or other Big Data technologies
  • Knowledge of some of the following scheduling services: Airflow, Oozie.
  • Data ETL and data modeling
  • Modern build tools such as Maven, Hudson, Github, etc.
  • Agile development methodology
  • An understanding and experience in building high-performance algorithms
  • Experience building large-scale systems with extensive knowledge in data warehousing solutions
  • Developing prototypes and proof-of-concept systems
  • Linux
It’s official: Bazaarvoice is a Great Place to Work!
Bazaarvoice is certified as a Great Place to Work! This certification speaks volumes to our culture, employee experience, and leadership.
Why join Bazaarvoice? Customer is keyWe see our own success through our customers’ outcomes.  We approach every situation with a customer first mindset.
Transparency & Integrity Builds TrustWe 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 PerformanceOur 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 ImitationWe seek to innovate as we are not content with the status quo. We embrace agility and experimentation as an advantage.
Stronger TogetherWe 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.

Tags: Agile Airflow Big Data Data Analytics Data Warehousing Distributed Systems Engineering ETL GitHub Hadoop Kafka Linux Oozie Python Ruby Testing

Perks/benefits: Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States
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