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Optimizely // tools for A/B testing & personalization
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 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're looking for a Senior Engineering Manager manager for our Front End Infrastructure/ team to help shape & drive our User Interface technology & architectural direction. Your team owns the foundation for Front End development across all of Optimizely's product suites.

As a leader, your primary responsibility is to the people on 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. Successful leaders value the success & growth of their team over anything else.

You will have broad influence & impact on shaping the future direction of our Front End Architecture including partnering with our teams building services to pave the way for our next evolution of our application. You will have an integral role in working with our Design & Product Management teams to establish a User Experience first culture that successfully enables A/B Experimentation & Feature Management to some of the world's largest enterprises.

What you'll do:

  • You will grow & 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

  • Help shape & drive our overall product architecture from a front end perspective in collaboration with other parts of our technology stack

  • Drive the team to deliver high quality, enterprise class applications consistently

  • Nurture Optimizely's Engineering Identity through recruiting & external engagement with the larger front end technology community (meetups, conferences, open source, etc)

  • Have a strong leadership presence resulting in the ability to forge cross-functional partnerships & drive strong organization results

  • Drive our move from a monolith architecture to an API first, services based architecture from the perspective of our Front End teams.

  • Partner with our Design & Product teams to help forge a strong design & user experience driven culture

  • 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 (React, Vue, Angular) & Python


You will be successful in this role if:

  • You have managed a team of 6+ engineers

  • You have experience hiring & managing more senior engineers and/or first line managers

  • Recent relevant development experience including familiarity with latest Front End Technologies such as React & various instrumentation tools that help measure & improve front end performance

  • You are able to articulate & communicate a vision, strategy or direction

  • You are naturally inclined to take initiative & help make an impact on the larger organization

  • You don't just see challenges, you see an opportunity to own & drive a solution

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

  • You have a strong technical background that allows you to advocate for & support your engineers

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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