Senior Software Engineer, Application Backend

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

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.

As we set our sight on building enterprise grade software, we’re looking for a collaborative senior engineer to help create our next wave of services and architectural changes. We want you to be idealistic but pragmatic, creative but able to embrace elegant simplicity in both code and infrastructure. You’ll be leading key initiatives across teams collaborating with individuals across the engineering org.

Does this sound like you? Come join us!

What you will do:

  • Design and implement next generation core application backend components

  • Identify when to replace and when to rebuild legacy systems

  • Ensure all systems (new and legacy) are scalable and production-ready

  • Work with our performance experts and use your own expertise to improve performance

  • Work with monitoring and observability experts and use your own expertise to improve observability

  • Educate internal customers on how to best venture into our codebase

  • Organize, plan, and lead large projects through to completion

Some technologies we work with:

  • Python, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, Elasticsearch

  • Docker, Jenkins, Linux

  • CircleCI, Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud Platform

  • Monitoring and observability tooling

  • You find satisfaction in being a force multiplier for your colleagues
  • You look at engineering problems holistically

  • You stay on top of technical trends, and know how to use them pragmatically

  • You are self-motivated, yet still enjoy working in partnership across an organization

  • You have some experience with Python



  • Commuter and transportation benefits
  • 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!


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