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Senior Software Engineer, Application Backend
Austin, Texas, USA

Job Title

Senior Software Engineer, Application Backend

Job Description

Experimentation is the foundation of all human knowledge. At Optimizely we are the Experimentation Platform that enables some of the largest companies in the world to turn data into action.

As we continue to enhance our enterprise class experimentation platform, we are looking for a senior engineer to help lead and create our next wave of services and architectural changes. We want you to be idealistic but pragmatic, creative but able to embrace elegant simplicity in both code and infrastructure. Scale and performance are part of everything we build. You’ll be building the foundation that enables us to empower billions of experiences across all of our customers.


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please


What you will do:

Design and implement next generation core application backend components Identify when to replace and when to rebuild legacy systems Design and enhance all systems to be Enterprise Class (Reliability, Scalability, Performance, Security, etc) Work with monitoring and observability experts and use your own expertise to improve observability Educate internal customers on how to best venture into our codebase Organize, plan, and lead large projects through to completion

Some technologies we work with: Python, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, Elasticsearch Docker, Jenkins, Linux CircleCI, Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud Platform Monitoring and observability tooling

Qualifications: You find satisfaction in being a force multiplier for your colleagues You look at engineering problems holistically You stay on top of technical trends and know how to use them pragmatically You are self-motivated, yet still enjoy working in partnership across an organization You have experience with Python

We’re not locked into a specific technology stack. You’ll be working with and picking the latest technologies to do the job right. Some of the technologies we work with include: Python, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, Elasticsearch, Docker, Jenkins, Linux, CircleCI, Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Monitoring and observability tooling

About the Company

Optimizely is the world’s leading experience optimization platform, providing website and mobile A/B testing and personalization for the world’s leading brands. The platform’s ease of use and speed of deployment empowers organizations to conceive of and run experiments that help them make better data-inspired decisions. Optimizely meets the diverse needs of thousands of customers worldwide looking to deliver connected experiences to their audiences across channels. To date, those customers have created and delivered more than 700 billion optimized visitor experiences.

What sets our Application Backend Engineers apart: Work with colleagues that not only get you fired up every day but are super freaking smart!

Learn more about our engineering organization by visiting our blog -

We’re engaged in the Developer Community. We are after-all not just developers but we are also building products for developers. You’ll see us at PyBay (Bay Area), Austin Python Meetups and more

Contact Info

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