Software Engineer, Front End

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

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 and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product and marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, and 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 and many more global enterprises.

Job Description

We are looking for a talented software engineer who has the experience to quickly be effective as a valuable individual contributor on our Frontend Engineering team. In this role, you'll be responsible for the development of large features for the Optimizely platform as well as helping with efforts to continually evolve our frontend architecture. You’ll have the opportunity to be a vital member of a sizeable and diverse Frontend team. You can expect to partner with Product Managers, Designers, and Engineers of other disciplines from across our product development organization. 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 built on top of the Optimizely experimentation platform 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 within our frontend stack.

  • Actively finding opportunities to deliver business value, reduce technical debt, or help improve your 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 one or more of the following frameworks: React, Angular, or Vue.

  • 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



  • 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!


At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity.  Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and 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.

Privacy Policy