Senior Software Engineer, Front End

  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Optimizely has recently launched a new experimentation platform to enable developers and product teams to experiment anywhere in their application stack. Our team builds these developer SDKs that power hundreds of millions of unique user experiences -- such as, onboarding flows, search algorithms, pricing tests that go beyond A/B testing. Our solution makes it easy to experiment across all channels: Web, Mobile, OTT, and Server-Side.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented software engineer to join our nascent Engineering team in Austin who has the experience to quickly be effective as an individual contributor. In this role, you'll be responsible for the frontend development of Optimizely’s new Program Management product which is aimed at helping the world’s best companies expand their experimentation programs to running thousands of experiments at a time. This is a unique opportunity to join a small, swift-moving team that is operating their own application and infrastructure. It will be like working for an early-stage startup without the existential dread. Your work will help change the way the world's best brands do business by making sophisticated digital experimentation simple and scalable.

What you will be doing

  • Leading the delivery of significant features for Optimizely’s Program Management product with a focus on driving successful outcomes for our customers.

  • Working with other Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers to ensure successful product launches by participating in all phases of development from design to deployment.

  • Utilizing your expertise to help make smart choices about technologies, tools, and patterns that we work with in our frontend stack.

  • Actively seeking opportunities to deliver business value, reduce technical debt, or help improve the team’s output and quality.

  • Using your experience to provide technical guidance to more junior engineers in their design and implementation of solutions that place an emphasis on meeting enterprise quality.



  • You have a history of demonstrating deep empathy for customers in your pursuit of delivering business impact.

  • You are deeply proficient in Javascript and have production experience with AngularJS and React.

  • You have a consistent track record of solving complex problems with simple, well-tested solutions that focus on quality, reusability, modularity, performance, and scalability.

  • You have experience being the primary driver of multiple releases in a fairly large product or technical area.

  • You possess a deep knowledge of the full lifetime of a request and have introduced or augmented RESTful APIs or backend systems as needed.

  • You have provided mentorship and guidance to the more junior frontend engineers that you’ve worked with.

  • You value effective communication and have the ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers.

Fun Facts:

  • Things we’ve open sourced:

    • NuclearJS -

    • OUI -

  • Our engineering blog is here:

  • We spend at least two full sprints (4 weeks) a year hacking on fun projects, many of which make it to our product roadmap.


Additional Information


  • 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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