Lead Front End Developer, On-Demand Services at Optimizely

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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

The On-Demand Services (“ODS”) team is Optimizely's new secret weapon. We provide expertise to help our Enterprise clients fully leverage the Optimizely platform via a monthly subscription access to an experienced experimentation team of strategy consultants, optimization managers, designers, developers, etc.) As a team, we help augment and support those clients with experimentation teams who may be strapped for internal resources and/or want to increase experimentation velocity. In every interaction, we put our clients first and strive to exceed every expectation. Our ultimate goal is to deliver that “wow” experience that turns clients into Optimizely evangelists, and customers for life.

The Lead Front-End Developer is a key member of Optimizely’s fast-growing On-Demand Services offering. In this role, you’ll be in a unique position and on the front lines of some of the world’s most innovative company’s digital experimentation programs. Working with our team of offshore developers, you’ll play a critical role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures for test builds under the ODS program. You’ll also work with customers, working with their developers and/or explain complex technical concepts behind some of the test developments.

How you will make an impact

  • Define, develop and implement best practices and procedures for our development process under the ODS program
  • Take test/experiment & design requirements and subsequently turn that into technical requirements for development and build
  • Lead and manage a team of offshore developers to develop and build experiments for our customers
  • Augment and help with test builds when necessary
  • Review designs created by web designers; ask any necessary clarifying questions before starting work
  • Write code to implement visual elements into various web applications
  • Create prototypes, mockups, and staging sites for review and feedback
  • Identify and troubleshoot various website issues and coding problems
  • Collaborate with members of the website team, including designers and back-end developers, to consistently improve functionality and user-friendliness of web applications
  • Maintain updated knowledge of the development industry and any advancements in technology
  • Meet tight deadlines as required
  • Ensure the code is valid, properly structured and compatible with multiple browsers, mobile devices and operating systems

Qualifications

  • 5+ years front end web development experience including design of front end applications
  • You have production experience on single-page frontend applications
  • You’ve had hands-on experience with JavaScript UI frameworks like ReactJS, AngularJS, or VueJS
  • You understand frontend challenges like application state management and asynchronous JavaScript programming
  • You are excited by making fast user experiences and enjoy tackling ambiguous performance problems
  • You’ve architected frontends for several engineers with reusability, modularity, performance/scalability, and reliability in mind
  • You’ve introduced new technologies to an existing codebase in a logical and deliberate manner
  • Experience writing JavaScript/jQuery plugins/components from scratch
  • Experience writing and supporting reusable and maintainable APIs
  • You have strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment and have strong empathy for your customers
  • Experience writing requirements for fellow developers
  • Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) experience and consumer facing product management experience preferred
  • Portfolio or samples of past work and projects
  • Understanding of the entire web development process, with an emphasis on front end design and development
  • Solid grasp of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various content management systems
  • Ability to interpret and implement web designs
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with designers, developers, and other relevant staff members or clients
  • Willingness to troubleshoot and solve complex problems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing instructions and requirements
  • Experience in developing responsive solutions
  • Knowledgeable in standard tools used in graphic editing and front end development – e.g. the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience of using third party CMS solutions

Additional Information

At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity. We believe in work/life balance and bringing our true selves to work. To that end, we offer best-in-class perks and benefits that support our Optinauts along their career journey with us. Read more about our culture at optimizely.com/careers.

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

3300 N I-35, Austin, TX 78705

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 does your typical day look like?

I joined Optimizely to work on a product I loved using. It was fitting that my first project was fixing a pain point I had experienced as a customer! Not only was it satisfying to deliver a feature that I knew was going to help my colleagues at a previous company, but I was also able to use an awesome cloud native AWS tech stack to deliver it.

Ben

Sr. Software 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

What are some things you learned at the company?

It inspires a lot of pride knowing that I work on the best in class experimentation product and one that brings real ROI to some of the world's largest global brands . I didn't realize how much I cared about products until I joined Optimizely.

Jess

Senior Software 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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $2500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2000 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 17 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker and 17 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Optimizely provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees. In Austin, Optimizely will cover the first $250 of commuting expenses each month.
Company Outings
Optimizely hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees a commuter subsidy that can be put towards parking.
Fitness Subsidies
Optimizely provides employees a $500 wellness grant every year.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Optimizely offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $600.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
We host lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $600 annualy for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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