Staff Software Engineer

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Dhaka, BD, 1212 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... 


Optimizely is currently seeking a seasoned Staff Software Engineer to join our engineering team and serve as an expert across multiple components. This individual will be expected to utilize strong technical leadership to provide leverage by engaging in activities that assist engineers in shipping and maintaining projects that solve large, complex problems with minimum viable enterprise-grade solutions. They must possess strong customer empathy and be highly effective in working through projects where the scope is unclear, driving alignment, clarity, and results in partnership with various stakeholders. They must take ownership of the operational excellence of the underlying services and components they work on.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a global engineering team, leading both technical and non-technical meetings inclusively. You will continually seek ways to enhance your team's output and contribute to the company's success by addressing complex challenges with cutting-edge solutions. Join us and become a vital part of our innovative and dynamic team of engineers!

Job Responsibilities


  • Engage in high-impact activities to assist the team or multiple engineers in delivering projects that solve complex problems with higher quality and efficiency over time
  • Consistently contribute to the team's output, quality, and security
  • Elevate the team through knowledge sharing, extensive code and design reviews, and prioritizing the development of common tools, advocating for improved development processes and learning
  • Review and contribute to interview kits for technical roles and provide interview training to engineers


Knowledge and Experience

Must Have:

  • Ideally 10+ years of experience in engineering, with a minimum of 5+ years
  • Proficiency in coding using languages such as PHP, Python, Java, and Ruby
  • Cloud expertise, ideally with AWS and Azure
  • Familiarity with most of these tools and services: Nginx, Apache Storm, Redis, Flask, Azure DevOps, Terraform, Chef, Octopus, and GitHub
  • Knowledge of cloud services, such as CloudFormation, Cloudflare, SQS, IAM, VPC, Azure Storage, and Azure VMSS
  • Experience with the Ubuntu operating system
  • Database expertise in MySQL and Elasticsearch
  • Skills in cloud infrastructure management, distributed stream processing, and working with high-scale web tracking projects
  • Experience building, delivering, and maintaining services that make up modern PaaS/SaaS products
  • Experience with agile delivery workflows and modern software quality techniques like TDD and pair programming
  • Experience developing or contributing to development platforms or software frameworks


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in both Dev and Ops roles
  • Experience in both AWS and Azure cloud environments
  • A track record of successfully executing cloud service migrations, rollouts, database migrations, and data migrations
  • Involvement in security-focused projects, including security testing and penetration testing
  • Experience with SSL certificates and certificate distribution
  • Familiarity with cloud key-value stores like AWS Secrets Manager and Azure KeyVault
  • Experience with Slack/Teams-based bot integrations



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

Why choose Optimizely?


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.