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Software Engineer II - Front-End

Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

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 a Software Engineer focusing on front-end JavaScript for our team in Stockholm, to help us shape the future experiences of Optimizely's products and offerings.

You will be a key player in architecture and design decisions for new UI development across several Optimizely products. Together with the Engineering Manager, Product Manager, User Experience Designer and architects you will research new opportunities and determine the architecture and design. Together with other front-end and full stack engineers on your team and other teams you will create completely new user experiences as well as expand and integrate with existing advanced applications.

You bring significant experience of designing and developing large single-page JavaScript applications using modern JavaScript technologies like React. Optimizely applications need to be modular and support configuration, integrations and extensibility to be used in different scenarios by a wide range of customers.

You are self-motivated and like to collaborate with your colleagues to find the best solution that solves the problem, considering architecture, cost of development and cost of ownership. You are comfortable with working in a fast-moving agile environment and working closely with User Experience Designers, Product Managers and other stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Be a sensible and pragmatic engineer developing simple, high-quality and well tested minimum viable solutions meeting set requirements and following applicable principles and processes.
  • Be passionate for continuous learning, experimenting, applying, and contributing towards innovative technologies and software paradigms.
  • Understand the value of modern software engineering practices such as scrum, pair programming, TDD and principles of clean code.
  • Take ownership of your contribution to the product, the quality and long-term maintainability of the contributed code.
  • Contribute to discussions with your team on everything from ideation through architecture and design to implementation and support of the products and services.
  • Steadily pursue self-improvement and growth as a software engineer.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 3+ years of experience working professionally with modern development practices.
  • Proficiency developing applications using modern JavaScript technologies, in particular using React and Redux.
  • Experience investigating and resolving problems, defects and bugs reported to the team.
  • Experience working in a development team following requirements provided by stakeholders and solution architecture and design provided by technical leaders.
  • Communication skills, verbally and in writing, to effectively communicate progress, issues, obstacles, solutions and point of view.
  • Ability to work independently but avoid getting stuck by knowing when to ask for help.
  • Worked in a software product organization with defined processes, and value following as well as seeking improvements to those processes.
  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering or related experience required


We’d love to see:

  • Experience in building server-side applications, ideally HTTP APIs Rest Services / GraphQL written in C#
  • Knowledge micro-frontend architecture
  • Understanding of web authentication tools and mechanisms
  • Experience in building for cloud platforms and services, ideally on Azure
  • Being familiar with design system thinking, e.g. experience with Material design system or other design systems
  • Experience and building solutions based on Optimizely Content or Commerce Clouds


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


Displaying Technical Expertise
Critical Thinking
Testing and Troubleshooting
Demonstrating Initiative
Utilizing Feedback

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.