Senior Software Engineer, Front End

| Austin

Company Description

Optimizely is the world's leader in customer experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product and marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, and drive up the return on investment from digital by up to 10X. Over 26 of the Fortune 100 companies choose Optimizely to power their global digital experiences. Optimizely’s impressive customer list includes eBay, FOX, IBM, The New York Times and many more global enterprises.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented software engineer to join our nascent Engineering team in Austin who has the experience to quickly be effective as an individual contributor. In this role, you'll be responsible for the frontend development of Optimizely’s new Program Management product which is aimed at helping the world’s best companies expand their experimentation programs to running thousands of experiments at a time. This is a unique opportunity to join a small, swift-moving team that is operating their own application and infrastructure. It will be like working for an early-stage startup without the existential dread. Your work will help change the way the world's best brands do business by making sophisticated digital experimentation simple and scalable.

What you will be doing

  • Leading the delivery of significant features for Optimizely’s Program Management product with a focus on driving successful outcomes for our customers.

  • Working with other Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers to ensure successful product launches by participating in all phases of development from design to deployment.

  • Utilizing your expertise to help make smart choices about technologies, tools, and patterns that we work with in our frontend stack.

  • Actively seeking opportunities to deliver business value, reduce technical debt, or help improve the team’s output and quality.

  • Using your experience to provide technical guidance to more junior engineers in their design and implementation of solutions that place an emphasis on meeting enterprise quality.

Qualifications

  • You have a history of demonstrating deep empathy for customers in your pursuit of delivering business impact.

  • You are deeply proficient in Javascript and have production experience with AngularJS and React.

  • You have a consistent track record of solving complex problems with simple, well-tested solutions that focus on quality, reusability, modularity, performance, and scalability.

  • You have experience being the primary driver of multiple releases in a fairly large product or technical area.

  • You possess a deep knowledge of the full lifetime of a request and have introduced or augmented RESTful APIs or backend systems as needed.

  • You have provided mentorship and guidance to the more junior frontend engineers that you’ve worked with.

  • You value effective communication and have the ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers.

Fun Facts:

  • Things we’ve open sourced:

    • NuclearJS - https://github.com/optimizely/nuclear-js

    • OUI - https://github.com/optimizely/oui

  • Our engineering blog is here: https://medium.com/engineers-optimizely

  • We spend at least two full sprints (4 weeks) a year hacking on fun projects, many of which make it to our product roadmap.

Additional Information

Perks:

  • Full medical insurance with very low co-pay and deductible. HMO, PPO, and HSA options available
  • Full dental coverage including orthodontics
  • Full vision coverage including contacts
  • Dependents 100% covered for medical, dental, and vision
  • Wellness Grant
  • Unlimited vacation policy and seventeen weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401k benefit
  • Working with a great team and having a huge impact!

At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Optimizely prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SAP HANADatabases

Location

Optimizely is located in a trendy, downtown area with plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. Public transportation easily accessible.

An Insider's view of Optimizely

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Optimizely is also a place where work-life balance is a real thing. Unlimited vacation means that I’m trusted to take time off when I need it. I’ve also been able to work remotely from Tahoe so that I can drive up when there’s less traffic, and from Boston so that I can spend time with my family.

Lauren

Client Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m collaborating with another engineer on a new feature, Custom Audience Integrations, that will enable our services team, solutions partners, and customers to easily integrate our Web products with any external source of audience targeting data.

Spencer

Client Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Software engineering here isn’t about someone going off on their own with a problem and coming back with a solution. We design solutions as a team of individuals, each bringing their perspective to the table. I’ve found this way of designing has helped me grow as engineer over the years and to deliver the best results possible to our customers.

Nick

Backend Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

As a leadership team, we are deeply committed to creating a culture based on inclusion, experimentation, innovation, and feeling empowered to take risks. To be successful, we have to be exceptional performers. And to be exceptional performers, we have to have passionate people driving the way.

Erin

Chief People Officer

How does the company support your career growth?

Transparency and collaboration.

Optimizely’s leadership (eng and non-engineering) goes to great lengths to be transparent about the company’s direction, progress, and problems. They’ve also set the expectation of individual developer empowerment — every engineer’s opinion matters here.

Alex

Backend Engineer

What are Optimizely Perks + Benefits

Optimizely Benefits Overview

At Optimizely, we offer a wide array of benefits and perks to help our employees strike just the right balance between work time and personal time. We’re all about optimizing productivity by maximizing joy.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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