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Staff Software Engineer

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: London, GB, SE1 9PG Berlin, DE, 10176

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...


We are looking for an experienced individual contributor to join an elite team of data engineers. This team will be working to unlock the analytic potential inside our world-class CDP for our clients and ourselves. At Optimizely, we don’t just build pretty dashboards. We make data actionable so that our clients can make confident decisions and grow their businesses. In this position, you’ll be on the ground floor of the team that’s going to take this capability to the next level.

Staff Software Engineers are subject matter experts across multiple components who use their strong technical leadership to provide leverage by engaging in multiplicative activities to help engineers ship and maintain projects that solve large, complex problems with minimum viable enterprise-grade solutions. They have strong customer empathy and are highly effective in working through projects where the scope is ambiguous, driving alignment, clarity, and results in partnership with various stakeholders. They own the operational excellence of the underlying services and components they work on. IC4 engineers exemplify positive leadership, leading technical and non-technical meetings in an inclusive manner and are constantly seeking to improve and up-level their team’s output.

Job Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining the Analytics and Reporting services built on top of our already robust CDP.
  • Designing architectures and ETL pipelines that are performant and cost effective. Fast is a feature.
  • Recognizing opportunities to transform data into knowledge. Think like a Data Scientist. Work like an engineer.
  • Ensuring compliance with data protection regulations. We lead the industry in regulation-compliant first-party data empowerment.
  • Collaborating with engineers and product managers to deliver on the Analytics and Reporting roadmap

Knowledge and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in software engineering and architecture.
  • Ninja-level SQL abilities.
  • Experience in implementing and architecting complex data management and BI capabilities.
  • Familiarity with BI tools like Looker, Tableau, Power BI, Sisense, etc.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.


Desired Qualifications

  • Fluency in many languages, including Kotlin or Java.
  • Experience with Cloud Computing platforms like AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Practical experience with reliability at scale in distributed systems.
  • Experience with containerized applications (Docker/Kubernetes.)
  • Knowledge of build/release systems and processes.
  • SaaS experience.


Why you’ll succeed

  • You reflect and seek feedback on choices and trade-offs in your design process.
  • You seek context to inform your decisions, and you adapt to changes according to the needs of the business.
  • You are curious about emerging technologies and are interested in evaluating and adapting where it makes sense.
  • You are a team player who enjoys collaborating across engineering teams.
  • You are comfortable engaging in product architecture discussions.
  • You appreciate working with people from all walks of life, and you work to respectfully engage and collaborate with colleagues regardless of perspective or experience.


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.