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Staff Software Engineer

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Hanoi, VN

Company: Optimizely

Optimizely is focused on unlocking digital potential and we are the recognized category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and created the category for A/B Testing and experimentation software. We have incredible customers – isn’t that one of the most important aspects of looking for your next job? Optimizely has over 9,000 brands from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, 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: Exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and has all strategic options ahead of itself. 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, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business culture with emphasis on 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, apply! We’re just getting started...


Optimizely is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to lead a team of experienced engineers in the development of services critical to it. At Optimizely, Staff Software Engineers are technical leaders with a broad impact on large software challenges, across multiple product lines, and over extended time horizons. They deliver great products, enable their colleagues, and champion engineering excellence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead an engineering team in the development of high quality, maintainable, and scalable search services
  • Coordinate and guide a team in the design, development, deployment, and operation of the service that enable Optimizely's ability to enhance customer experience
  • Collaborate within and across departments to clear roadblocks, facilitate progress, and enable team to deliver on their commitments
  • Make high-judgement decisions around technology and strategy
  • Champion engineering excellence and continuously drive software engineering development lifecycle improvements in your team as well as cross-team
  • Take ownership of the quality of the product as well as responsibility to coach and mentor other members of the team.

Knowledge and Experience

  • You have 7+ years of experience in the development of scalable, production services, backend development
  • You have strong experience with Azure Cloud Computing platform and understanding of scaling and reliability concerns
  • You have 3+ years of experience leading teams from conception to delivery of services
  • You have experience designing services and APIs with concern for performance, availability, observability
  • You ascribe to DevOps principles regarding delivery performance, quality, and customer satisfaction
  • You maintain an awareness of the state of technology, tools, and techniques
  • You model servant leadership, collaborate constructively with both technical and non-technical colleagues, and effectively articulate plans.


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


Displaying Technical Expertise
Communicating Effectively
Solving Complex Problems
Demonstrating Initiative
Delivering High Quality Work

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.