Senior Staff System Architect

Date: Apr 6, 2024

Location: Berlin, DE, 10176

Company: Optimizely

Optimizely is focused on unlocking the boundless potential of our clients and employees. We are a category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and have the pleasure of serving over 9,000 brands, from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, and Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian DocuSign, FitBit, and Zillow.  

Optimizely fosters an inclusive and diverse culture with a global team of 1500+ people spread
across the US, Europe, Dubai, Australia, Singapore, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Our unique work environment focuses on flexibility, trust, teamwork, diversity, and moving fast.

We genuinely believe that our people make all the difference, and once we find the best talent, we go out of our way to nurture them.  If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced and growing environment with industry leaders, Optimizely is the place for you! 


Senior Staff System Architects are well respected technical experts who understand and define the architecture and infrastructure of a product. They can clearly articulate the enterprise-grade software reliability expectations of this product, internalize business strategy and/or challenging internal or external customer use cases to propose and solve problems that have significant business impact across multiple teams or services. 
Their impact could be by playing a leadership role in building a technical roadmap and enabling its execution across multiple teams or services. They anticipate longer-term consequences of technical decisions they are not directly involved in and inserting themselves productively to influence towards a more optimal decision/direction. 
What is common to IC5’s is that they find the problems, define the work and deliver broad business impact. They are routinely dealing with project ambiguity (where the problem itself may not be known), excited by the prospect of challenge and translating that to long lasting business impact. They proactively provide technical leadership, representing their team or technical discipline across the organization. Their leadership is rooted in respect and trust that has been earned and they are actively up-leveling additional technical leaders through example, inclusivity and active mentorship.

Job Responsibilities

Design and implement short and long-term strategic goals for managing and maintaining systems and software. 
Deeply understand the architecture and infrastructure, across technical disciplines, for a product or part of the business.
Clearly articulate the enterprise-grade software reliability expectations of that product or part of the business.
Consult and guide members of cross functional deveopment teams.
Ensure appropriate system development guidelines are in place and followed by all individuals contributing to the software development process.

Knowledge and Experience

10+ years of experience as a software engineer, software/system architect
Experience coding in Java, JavaScript, TypeScript
Experience building, delivering, and maintaining services that comprise modern SaaS products
Experience with agile delivery workflows and modern software quality techniques like TDD, pair programming, etc.
Experience developing or contributing to development platforms or software frameworks


Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science or engineering preferred) or equivalent work experience


Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Interacting with People at Different Levels
Making Convincing Arguments
Supporting Change
Thinking Broadly

Optimizely is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.