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Staff Software Engineer, Application Backend

| 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

Experimentation is the foundation of all human knowledge. At Optimizely we are the Experimentation Platform that enable some of largest companies in the world to turn data into action.

As we continue to enhance our enterprise-class experimentation platform, we are looking for a senior engineer to help lead and create our next wave of services and architectural improvements. We want you to be idealistic but pragmatic, creative but able to embrace elegant simplicity in both code and infrastructure. Scale and performance are part of everything we build. You’ll be building the foundation that empowers billions of experiences across the world’s leading websites and digital experience providers.

How you will make an impact

  • Design and implement next generation core application backend components
  • Identify when to replace and when to rebuild legacy systems
  • Design and enhance all systems to be Enterprise Class (Reliability, Scalability, Performance, Security, etc.)
  • Design and build systems that have monitoring and alerting capabilities
  • Educate internal customers on how to best venture into our codebase
  • Organize, plan, and lead large projects through to completion

Qualifications

  • You have 5-8 years of technical experience and 2-3 years leading technical projects
  • You have demonstrated experience in deconstructing a monolith application into services or have developed services from scratch
  • You have demonstrated experience in designing and building high-performance, highly-available and scalable services/APIs deployed in a containerized environment. 
  • You find satisfaction in being a force multiplier for your colleagues
  • You look at engineering problems holistically and have developed best in class products
  • You stay on top of technical trends, and know how to use them pragmatically
  • You are self-motivated, yet still enjoy working in partnership across an organization

What sets our Engineers apart:

  • Work with colleagues that get you fired up every day and are super smart! 
  • Learn more about our engineering organization by visiting our blog
  • We’re engaged in the Developer Community. We are after-all not just developers but we are also building products for developers. You’ll see us at PyBay (Bay Area), Austin Python Meetups and more
  • We’re not locked into a specific technology stack. You’ll be working with and picking the latest technologies to do the job right. Some of the technologies we work with include: Python, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, Elasticsearch, Docker, Jenkins, Linux, CircleCI, Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Monitoring, and observability tooling

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

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

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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