Senior Software Engineer, Application Backend

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Experimentation is the foundation of all human knowledge. At Optimizely we are building an Experimentation Platform to enable people in all industries to turn data into action. Our team’s engineers build the public APIs that serve external developers, and the internal APIs that power our frontend. We are also building brand new microservices to scale our architecture and improve performance. We are looking for somebody 4+ years of experience. Does this sound like you? Come join us!


  • With a small team, lead design, development and operations for Optimizely’s new SOA. Work at all levels of the web stack, from choosing new datastores to architecting build, test and deploy systems to writing application code to working at the UI level of the main Optimizely application. Scalability, performance, reliability and robust architecture of new web services are major aspects of our technical roadmap, and we plan to spend significant time in 2018 to building out the best SOA possible for our main web products.

  • Build highly scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant microservices with Python and Node.js

  • Build and optimize REST APIs for an increasing volume of operations

  • Provide input in architecture reviews of new full stack Optimizely features. Write and review backend code for our team and other engineering teams.

  • Align with business goals to build the next generation application backend components

  • Design and implement core application backend software components

Technologies we use

  • Python, JavaScript

  • Docker, Jenkins, Linux

  • AWS, Google Cloud Platform

Additional Information


Optimizely is the world’s leading experience optimization platform, providing website and mobile A/B testing and personalization for the world’s leading brands. The platform’s ease of use and speed of deployment empowers organizations to conceive of and run experiments that help them make better data-inspired decisions. Optimizely meets the diverse needs of thousands of customers worldwide looking to deliver connected experiences to their audiences across channels. To date, those customers have created and delivered more than 700 billion optimized visitor experiences.


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

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