Bazaarvoice women in technology explain their work for the company

Bazaarvoice women in technology explain their work for the company

 April 07, 2021

Bazaarvoice brings a people-first approach to advanced technology, connecting thousands of brands and retailers to the voices of their customers.

Sync NI spotlights some of the rising tech stars at Bazaarvoice’s Belfast office, who develop world class software used on a global scale. 


Collaborating directly with global clients

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Rebecca Beattie is a software engineer turned product owner currently working on building a new sampling platform for Bazaarvoice.

Working directly with global clients is what inspired her to join Bazaarvoice in particular. She wants to encourage others considering a job in the tech industry to “absolutely go for it!” and added that her favourite part of work is validating the value her team has delivered through analytics.

As technology becomes more accessible and cheaper, Rebecca believes it will improve our lives for the better, adding that she personally couldn’t live without one piece of technology – her mobile phone! 

The tech pro believes that serverless is the most important tech innovation in recent years, as “it frees up time to promote creativity, agility and cost savings by offloading to the likes of AWS for managed services etc.”


Working as a full stack developer

Angela Lappin

Angela is a full stack developer and has been working in Bazaarvoice for a year. She retrained as a software engineer through the QUB Software Development Masters course in 2016. Before that her background was Biomedical Science and noted she hadn’t considered a career in tech until her late twenties.

Angela said: “We use Kanban methodology on my team so I’m either working through my current task or I’ll pick up a new one off the Kanban board. This could be a front end, back end, ops or verification task as we are full stack engineers. A typical day has changed a lot in recent months due to working from home, so my team mostly communicates through Slack and we’re very good at jumping on calls when IM doesn’t cut it. The day involves lots of caffeine as well!”  


Enjoying the supportive culture at Bazaarvoice

Sorcha studied a Foundation Degree in Computing at South West College Dungannon and then went into second year of an Undergrad degree in Computing at Ulster University. She completed her placement year in the Blockchain team in PwC and returned to the same team as a software tester in 2018. Now a QA software engineer, she started in Bazaarvoice in March 2020 - two weeks before lockdown!

“I didn’t know what industry I wanted to work in until one day in sixth form I attended a tech event where I was inspired by a past pupil and I heard all about the possible jobs. Ever since that day I knew that is the industry I wanted to work in!” said Sorcha. 

She added: “I love how supportive everyone is in Bazaarvoice. I also love how we have different communities of practice which includes quality, leadership, design and product and engineering - I’ve learned so much from them. I also love the chocolate drawer!”


Forge a successful tech career at Bazaarvoice

At Bazaarvoice, employees enjoy a supportive, dynamic and drive company culture working alongside talented people in tech.

Discover more about what it's like to work at Bazaarvoice then search jobs at the company.

 

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