Senior Engineering Manager (Web)

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Engineering

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 an engineering manager to help lead our Optimizely Client (Web) team.

The Optimizely Client (Web) team is responsible for the creation, configuration, delivery and execution of the JavaScript agent which powers Optimizely experiments and personalization on the websites of some of the world’s largest companies, including over 24 of the Fortune 100. Strong leadership of this team is key to enabling Optimizely to maintain customer trust and our lead in Digital Experience Optimization market.

As a manager focused on this critical part of the Optimizely platform, you will use your strong technical leadership and solid understanding of technologies such as cross-browser JavaScript, browser internals, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and performance optimization, partnering closely with Engineers and Product Managers to shape and execute our technical strategy.

You will challenge and grow our engineers in this critical part of our product. Your primary responsibility is to 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. You value the success and growth of your team over anything else.


You will have broad influence across engineering, product and customer success. You are excited by the opportunity to provide leadership across the organization to help influence and drive initiatives.


What you’ll do:

  • Build and lead our engineering team and help the members of your team grow both technically and professionally

  • Lead, inspire, and influence to make sure your team does the right things

  • Work 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 Success to maintain high levels of visibility, efficiency, and collaboration

  • Have visibility, influence and impact across all of Optimizely’s engineering teams and product areas

  • Manage teams working with: JavaScript, Python



You will be successful in this role if:

  • You have managed a team of 4+ engineers

  • You have recent relevant development experience including familiarity with some of these areas: Javascript performance, Browser Internals, the web platform, CDNs.

  • You are able to thrive and lead multiple highly cross-functional projects at any time

  • You are not afraid to take initiative and help make an impact on the larger organization.

  • You have solid organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and keep projects on schedule

  • You foster and lead an inclusive culture

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.

  • Flexible 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.

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