Senior Manager, Engineering
- Austin, TX, USA
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.
We’re in the early stages of building our first engineering team outside of San Francisco and are looking for a strong engineering leader for our Austin teams. We’ve started laying the foundation with a few great engineers who are already on board, but you’ll take it from there and shape the engineering team through your vision, hiring and all-around leadership. We are well on our way to something special at Optimizely with the growth and success of our Austin Engineering team being key to our next phase of growth.
The Optimizely Austin Engineering team has its roots in our acquisition of Experiment Engine in 2017. Now, its charter has expanded to include our Enterprise Platform Services and key parts of our event ingestion pipeline.
Your primary responsibility is to the people on your team - not only hiring and building it, but also ensuring that the members are growing as engineers, doing valuable work and thriving at Optimizely. You enjoy being of service to your team and to the larger engineering organization, and your leadership is grounded in empathy and compassion. Successful leaders value the success and growth of their team over anything else.
You will have broad influence and impact on building our presence in Austin, fostering a strong development culture and driving partnership with our teams in San Francisco. You are excited by the opportunity to provide leadership across the organization to help drive initiatives.
What you’ll do:
You will build our engineering identity and culture in Austin through recruiting and engagement in the local software community (conferences, meetups, etc).
You will lead our engineering team (frontend & application backend) in Austin and help the members of your team grow both technically and professionally
Lead, inspire, and influence to make sure your team is successful
Strong leadership presence resulting in the ability to forge cross-functional partnerships and drive strong organization results
Communicate, communicate, communicate. Leaders of remote team must be examples of effective communication to their teams.
Partner with the recruiting team to attract and retain high-quality and diverse talent
Collaborate with the other managers to ensure we are building products that provide a consistent and powerful experience across both our web and developer-focused products
Establish great rapport with other development teams, Product Managers, Sales and Customer Success to maintain high levels of visibility, efficiency, and collaboration
You will have visibility, influence and impact across all of Optimizely’s engineering teams and product areas
You will be successful in this role if:
You have managed and hired a team of 8+ engineers
You have experience leading successful remote development teams.
You are able to thrive and lead multiple cross-functional projects at once
You are naturally inclined to take initiative and help make an impact on the larger Product Development organization
You have solid organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, and keep projects on schedule
You have a strong technical background that allows you to advocate for and support your engineers
Commuter and transportation benefits
Catered in-office lunch
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
Flexible vacation policy and seventeen weeks of paid parental leave
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.