Senior Manager, Engineering

  • 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 a Senior Engineering Manager to help lead our Optimizely Client (Web) team.

The Optimizely Client (Web) team is responsible for the applications and/or services that run on our customers’ Javascript based client-side platforms (e.g. websites). We make it possible for our customers to use Optimizely to run experiments and deliver personalized experiences to their users.

As a manager focused on this critical part of our Optimizely product, you will use your strong technical leadership and solid understanding of cross-browser Javascript, Browser Internals and Performance Optimization to challenge and grow our engineers in this critical part of our product which is key to enabling Optimizely to maintain our trust and leadership position in the area of Digital Experience Optimization. Your primary responsibility is to the people on your team - not only hiring and building it, but also ensure 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 across engineering, product and customer success.

What you’ll do:

  • You will 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

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

  • You will manage teams working with: Javascript, Python, Java

You will be successful in this role if:

  • You have managed a team of 4+ engineers

  • Recent relevant development experience including familiarity with Javascript performance, Browser Internals.

  • 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


  • 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!

Additional Information

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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