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Optimizely // tools for A/B testing & personalization
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2019
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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 & campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product & marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, & 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 & many more global enterprises.

Job Description

Optimizely is hiring its second developer advocate. Come build the best possible experience for developers who use Optimizely by writing technical documentation, tutorials, code samples, & demo apps for Optimizely's fastest growing product. Help tell the story of Optimizely Full Stack, an experimentation product for engineering teams.

In this role, you'll collaborate directly with Optimizely product & engineering teams to create delightful content experiences for developers who build using Optimizely SDKs & APIs. You'll join a team that's devoted to enabling our developer community to use Optimizely to successfully start, run, & grow an experimentation program.

What you'll do:

  • Write. In this role, you'll spend a significant amount of time writing key pieces of documentation, blog posts, & tutorials about feature flags, experimentation, & Optimizely's SDKs & APIs.

  • Edit. Coordinate work for a contract technical writer who will turn engineering source material into technical docs. Assign work, define scope, review for quality, & own the final approval. Continually find ways to improve our content.

  • Code. Create code samples & demo apps that enable developer users. Extend tutorials developed in certain frameworks to other relevant frameworks, or scope & manage this work for an external development agency.

  • Nurture a community. Answer questions about Optimizely in StackOverflow.

  • Connect with customers. Speak directly to our developer users about their business needs, technical landscapes, & pain points. Give demos.

  • Influence. Advocate for the needs of our developer community, & bring their feedback back to the product & engineering teams.

  • Become a product expert. Steep yourself in the experiences that developer users have when building with Optimizely Full Stack, & champion ease, clarity, & transparency when enabling those developers.


We're looking for someone who is:

  • Technically adept, & comfortable with one or more general purpose programming languages. You understand SDK technical concepts & can write code samples. You're enthusiastic about learning new technologies.

  • A strong writer & editor. You're fluent in human languages as well as technical. You can communicate complicated technical concepts elegantly.

  • Has demonstrated empathy for developers. Maybe you have past work product or a side project to show.

  • Enthusiastic about wearing many hats. This role is highly cross-functional, & will involve many different kinds of projects.

  • Comfortable talking to customers.

  • Knowledgeable about Optimizely's products -- or eager to learn, & enable others.

  • Creative, intellectually curious, with good problem-solving skills.

  • Bonus: You have experience with mobile (iOS/Android) or Java programming languages.

  • Bonus: Past experience as a production engineer, or the ability to speak to product development/engineering processes.

Additional Information

(US) Perks:

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

At Optimizely, we embody inclusion & embrace diversity. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer & 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.

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