Senior Software Engineer

Date: Dec 5, 2023

Location: Dhaka, BD, 1213 BD

Company: Optimizely

Optimizely is known for content, commerce, and optimization with our Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Millions of experiences are served with our platform every single day, helping organizations grow exponentially online. We have the honor of serving some incredible customers – which makes what we do extremely rewarding. Optimizely has 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. 


Not only are we financially sound and growing, but we have unicorn status: we exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and have all strategic options ahead of us. Optimizely continues to invest and addresses a market opportunity north of $30 billion, providing significant personal career growth opportunities. 


We are an inclusive culture with a global team of 1200+ people across the US, Europe, Australia, Bangladesh, UAE, Singapore, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business cultures, emphasizing teamwork, inclusion, and moving fast. People make the difference! 


If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment with the best humans, please apply! We’re just getting started... 


We are seeking a proactive, solution-oriented Senior Software Engineer to become a key player in our dedicated team of engineers. In this role, you will significantly contribute to the evolution, maintenance, and enhancement of our data-intensive SaaS platform. Your expertise will drive operational excellence, ensuring our services and underlying components are optimised, reliable, and consistently deliver value, embodying our commitment to delivering high-quality software efficiently and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain, and improve our SaaS platform ensuring high performance, reliability, and scalability.
  • Engage in effective dialogue with Product teams, analysing and communicating the trade-offs of various technical solutions and approaches.
  • Utilise strong technical leadership to provide leverage, assisting engineers in shipping and maintaining projects that solve large, complex problems.
  • Ensure the highest levels of operational excellence for the services and components worked on.
  • Help drive alignment, clarity, and results in partnership with various stakeholders, especially in projects where scope may be unclear.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years of industry experience, preferably in the SaaS space
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, TypeScript, and React for front-end development, and Node/Python for back-end development is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies on the job.
  • Strong knowledge of Git, CI/CD practices and Docker
  • Experience with container/service orchestration technologies like Kubernetes, Ansible and Terraform are preferable.
  • Database experience in MongoDB, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, or similar technologies.
  • Skills in cloud infrastructure management, distributed stream processing, and working with large-scale web applications.
  • Experience with agile delivery workflows, modern software quality techniques like TDD/BDD
  • Experience with microservice architecture is preferable
  • Exceptional communication skills, particularly in analysing and communicating trade-offs of different technical solutions.
  • Strong customer empathy and effectiveness in working through unclear project scopes, driving alignment and results with various stakeholders.
  • Aspiration for technical leadership and fostering a continuous growth mindset within the team.


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


Our culture is the most important thing we offer. We continuously aim to provide a high-growth space, both virtually and in person, where you can do your best work and, in the process, unlock your boundless potential. We are dedicated to providing meaningful rewards and development opportunities for our employees, recognizing performance and creating a supportive working environment.  


Our new, cutting-edge office space in Dhaka is a testament to our dedication to enhancing your work experience. This state-of-the-art workspace features open workstations, a fully equipped kitchen, a nap room for relaxation, a tranquil zen garden, and an entertaining area, all designed to provide you with the ideal environment to thrive and grow. 


As part of our commitment to you, here are other benefits and perks you can expect:  


  • Best-in-class compensation plans  
  • Two annual festival bonuses  
  • Recognition and rewards programs  
  • Paid Maternity (4 months) & Paternity Leave (12 weeks)  
  • Flexible vacations days and working hours  
  • Annual Work/Service Anniversary Leave  
  • Comprehensive medical & life insurance for you and your dependants 
  • Volunteering opportunities to make a difference  
  • Chance to work alongside our incredible global team  
  • Monthly and quarterly regional and global team-building events  
  • Communal transport facilities inside Dhaka to and from the office  
  • Free catered lunch every day   
  • An agile performance review process that encourages ongoing transparency between managers and direct reports  
  • Enablement program and soft skill training to support internal career growth and development   


At Optimizely, our standardized language is English, and it is crucial to have good English communication skills to be successful in your global role. All our external and cross-location communication is done in US English (en-us), but internally you can speak in whichever native language you most identify with.


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.