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Optimizely // tools for A/B testing & personalization
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 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's Site Reliability Engineers work on improving the availability, scalability, performance & reliability of our production data platform. Our distributed event processing & compute platform powers the results & analytics for all of our Experimentation & Personalization products. This platform processes billions of events a day & is relied on by many Fortune 100 global businesses.

We value observability, monitoring, actionable alerting based on SLOs, blameless postmortems & efficient incident response. We work in both the application & systems worlds, instrumenting key parts of core architecture while supporting developers as they do the same.

What you'll do

You will be part of a small team ofSREs in Optimizely's Austin, TX office. As a member of the Data Infrastructure team your work will directly impact the reliability & performance of all of Optimizely's products.

You will deep dive into gnarly operational issues within software deployments, operating systems, network I/O, & Linux processes.
You will also work on projects to move away from operational toil & towards improving fault tolerance, automation & SLO driven priorities.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with distributed systems engineers developing new scalable features & services within our data platform

  • Build & scale new infrastructure to meet demand

  • Document system design & procedures

  • Participate in production on-call rotation

  • Contribute to improvements of infra & application monitoring & alerting

  • Develop & improve disaster recovery procedures & automation

  • Work closely with security engineers to develop & improve network ACLs & tests

  • Engage in service capacity planning & demand forecasting


Who You Are

  • 5+ years running 24/7x365 production environments

  • 5+ years of building infrastructure with automation

  • Experience with Cloud Infrastructure (ideally AWS)

  • Deep understanding of Linux

  • You've worked with messaging & data storage systems like Kafka, HBase, Spark, Cassandra or similar.

  • Solid grasp of a modern programming language: Java, Python, Ruby, Go, Rust or similar.

  • Proficiency with configuration management & orchestration tools like puppet, chef, ansible or terraform.

  • Solid understanding of fundamental networking technologies & concepts.

  • Knowledge of best practices related to security, performance, & disaster recovery.

  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring, network design, high availability systems

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills & ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other Engineers, Product Managers, etc.

  • Minimum BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related degree

Additional Information


  • Commuter & transportation benefits
  • Catered in-office lunch on weekdays
  • 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
  • Wellness Grant
  • 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.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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