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Optimizely // tools for A/B testing & personalization
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
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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

We are looking for a senior engineering manager to help lead our Optimizely Account Services team.

The Optimizely experimentation platform offers our customers a set of products & capabilities to power their online experiments & personalization on the websites of some of the world's largest companies, including over 24 of the Fortune 100. Our Optimizely experimentation platform enables our customers to ideate, collaborate & share experiments & results within their organizations. The platform relies on a set of highly robust, performant & secure services to handle user authentication, role-based authorization & administration.

The Optimizely Account Services team is looking for a senior engineering manager to lead a team of talented engineers to build a set of core services required for every Optimizely customer - their account. Strong leadership of this team is key to enabling Optimizely to maintain customer trust & our lead in the Digital Experience Optimization market.

You will challenge & grow our engineers in this critical part of our product. Your primary responsibility is to your team - not only hiring & building it, but also ensuring that the members are growing as engineers, doing valuable work & thriving at Optimizely. You enjoy being of service to your team & to the larger engineering organization, & your leadership is grounded in empathy & compassion. You value the success & growth of your team over anything else.

You will have broad influence across engineering, product & customer success. You are excited by the opportunity to provide leadership across the organization to help influence & drive initiatives.

What you'll do:

  • Build & lead your engineering team & help the members of your team grow both technically & professionally

  • Own both the operational & directional aspects for your team

  • Lead, inspire, & influence your team to embrace modern engineering practices that enable them to frequently release high-quality & performant services

  • Work with the recruiting team to attract & retain high quality & diverse talent

  • Collaborate with other managers to ensure we are building products that provide a consistent & powerful experience across both our web & developer focused products.

  • Establish great rapport with Product Managers, Sales & Success to maintain high levels of visibility, efficiency, & collaboration

  • Have visibility, influence & impact across all of Optimizely's engineering teams & product areas


You will be successful in this role if:

  • You have successfully built & managed a team of 5-8 engineers over the last 3 - 4 years

  • You have proven track record in delivering high volume, secure & performant authentication, authorization & administration services

  • You have demonstrated experience managing, delivering & owning the services end-to-end

  • You are able to thrive & lead multiple highly cross-functional projects at any time

  • You are not afraid to take initiative & help make an impact on the larger organization.

  • You have solid organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks & keep projects on schedule

  • You have solid track record engaging & collaborating across the organization in different locations

Additional Information

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

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. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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

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