Harini Kumar

Harini Kumar

Software Engineer | Austin, TX

Why do you love working at Bazaarvoice?

I love working at Bazaarvoice because of the opportunities it gives me. I have been leading a team for the past 6 months, and to be able to do that 2 years out of college is amazing.

What do you think differentiates Bazaarvoice from other companies?

The scale that we work at is incredible. Not a lot of people realize that Bazaarvoice provides the technology behind ratings and reviews that they take for granted on so many other websites. So when you go to someone and say, "This is what I work on," it's such an immediate impact. And to work on something that has an impact on a lot of people is just pretty cool.

The other thing I really like is the kind of people I get to work with here. I've heard a lot of my friends [at other companies] say things like "There's a lot of competition," "There isn't any collaboration," "I don’t see a lot of growth," "I'm stuck at this level for a long time." Things like that are not true at Bazaarvoice.

What’s your proudest technical accomplishment to date?

I had the opportunity to lead a deliverable for the product I am working on from design, conducting design reviews, creating the backlog, owning it from design until implementation. That was huge for me, given that it was my first time leading a team ever. And we launched on time!

Tell us about your interests outside work

I am an avid book reader. I'm also passionate about learning new languages. I'm learning Portugese right now and starting Spanish in the fall.

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