Staff Full Stack Engineer, Web Delivery

| Austin | Remote
Company Description

Optimizely is the world’s leader in Progressive Delivery and Experimentation. Its platform includes technologies for modern software development, such as feature flags, progressive rollouts, A/B testing at scale, AI-powered personalization, and real-time analytics. Millions of experiments and feature flags have been run on our platform to understand what works — and what doesn’t — eliminating guesswork. The world’s greatest companies choose Optimizely to power their product development and experimentation teams, including Visa, H&M, StubHub, IBM, Atlassian, BBC, and many more.

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced (8+ years) full-stack engineer on our Web Delivery team to support our web experimentation product, with building new features, enhancing existing functionality, and future-proofing our web product to stay compatible with the evolutions in front end javascript frameworks and /or the web browser technologies as it relates to security, privacy and compliance standards. Our customers use this product to drive high-velocity experimentation that does not rely on their deployment pipelines. We are operating at an internet-scale and performance is a table stake requirement for this product. We adopted Edge computing at a nascent state to offer blazing fast experiments through our flagship offering called “Performance Edge”, which made us the world's fastest experimentation platform.

You will have broad influence, leadership, and impact on shaping the future direction of our web experimentation product, in terms of the product and technology roadmap.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and build new services and/or contribute to existing services that support our web experimentation product.
  • Advocate and build technical and/or product enhancements to stay compliant with the evolutions on the browser landscape and front-end javascript frameworks.
  • Collaborate with internal teams for building and/or tweaking shared services to support new use cases, yet stay integral to their core purpose.
  • Support existing SLO(s) and suggest new ones that can keep us accountable for the highest standards in proactively supporting our customers.
  • Troubleshoot customer issues by diving deep into application logs collected through in-house and third-party observability partners.
  • Using Optimizely on Optimizely to iterate on the best possible user experience we could deliver to our customers.
  • Publishing external blogs or talks about noteworthy technical / non-technical accomplishments. 

Why is this team important to Optimizely?

  • Business Impact: This team supports the web experimentation product, which has always been the highest revenue-generating product at Optimizely
  • High Visibility: Our web product is adopted by our strategic and highest paying Fortune 100 clients to drive key business metrics.
  • Help shape the Future: This team supports a rich customer base that is already bought into experimentation and willing to work with us for expanded use cases.
  • Innovation: Delivered performance enhancement solutions by pioneering the edge computing space, which marks us as the world’s fastest experimentation platform

Some technologies we work with:

  • Python, JavaScript, React.js, Node.js
  • Google Data Store, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Google App Engine, AWS cloud, Cloudflare Workers
  • Honeycomb, NewRelic, SpeedCurve


You will be successful in this role if:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Computer science or equivalent work experience.
  • You have 8+ years of experience in the software industry
  • You look at engineering problems holistically and have developed best in class products
  • You have experience with some of the technologies mentioned above
  • You are self-motivated, yet still, enjoy working in partnership across an organization
  • You find satisfaction in being a force multiplier for your colleagues
  • [bonus] Exposure/Experience to web page performance
  • [bonus] Exposure/Experience of browser internals
  • [bonus] Exposure/Experience with the internals of the front end JavaScript frameworks.
  • [bonus] Experience working with go-to-market teams

Additional Information

At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity through our values and actions. It is core to Optimizely’s culture, as well as our success, that we are an equal opportunity employer who makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We are looking to create a diverse and multifaceted team where everyone is welcome. As part of this mission, we prohibit discrimination in any form. Read more about our culture and check out our fantastic benefits at

Psst... There’s no such thing as the perfect candidate! So don’t let imposter syndrome hold you back. Please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work everyday - we look forward to receiving your application!

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
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.
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
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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