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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

We are looking for an engineering manager to help lead our Optimizely Client (Web) team.

The Optimizely Client (Web) team is responsible for the creation, configuration, delivery & execution of the JavaScript agent which powers Optimizely experiments & personalization on the websites of some of the world's largest companies, including over 24 of the Fortune 100. Strong leadership of this team is key to enabling Optimizely to maintain customer trust & our lead in Digital Experience Optimization market.

As a manager focused on this critical part of the Optimizely platform, you will use your strong technical leadership & solid understanding of technologies such as cross-browser JavaScript, browser internals, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) & performance optimization, partnering closely with Engineers & Product Managers to shape & execute our technical strategy.

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 our engineering team & help the members of your team grow both technically & professionally

  • Lead, inspire, & influence to make sure your team does the right things

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

  • Collaborate with the 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 other development teams, 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

  • Manage teams working with: JavaScript, Python


You will be successful in this role if:

  • You have managed a team of 4+ engineers

  • You have recent relevant development experience including familiarity with some of these areas: Javascript performance, Browser Internals, the web platform, CDNs.

  • 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 foster & lead an inclusive culture

Additional Information


  • Commuter & transportation benefits.

  • Catered in-office lunch & dinner 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.

  • Flexible 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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