Software Manager, Data Platform Engineering

Engineering United States


Who we are:

Optimizely is focused on unlocking digital potential and we are the recognized category leader by Forrester and Gartner in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and Feature Management and Experimentation Software as well as recognized as the category creator 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

The Role:
We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager
to lead our Data Platform team. This team provides centralized data infrastructure and APIs for Optimizely experimentation, event and results data needs. This includes distributed databases, streaming platforms, storage solutions and big data infrastructure. Our users include both paying customers and other engineers within the company building data products. The Data Platform team plays an important role in making it easy and efficient for our users to get accurate data in and out of our systems.

Ideally, you bring proven engineering leadership experience as well as practical infrastructure knowledge.  You demonstrate strong org development skills, ability to form great partnerships across engineering, ability to support and grow individual engineers, and sufficient technical experience to partner well with individuals and also to inspect their projects. You are excited by the opportunity to provide leadership across the organization to help influence and drive initiatives. 

What you will do:

  • Build and lead your engineering team and help the members of your team grow both technically and professionally
  • Own both the operational and directional aspects for your team
  • Lead, inspire, and influence your team to embrace modern engineering practices that enable them to frequently release high-quality and performant services
  • Work with the recruiting team to attract and retain high quality and diverse talent
  • Collaborate with other managers to ensure we are building products that provide a consistent and powerful experience across our platforms
  • Have visibility, influence, and impact across all of Optimizely’s engineering teams and product areas


  • Experience building and managing a team of 5 or more engineers over the last 3 or more years
  • Proven track record in developing and delivering high scale, secure, and performant distributed systems
  • Experience managing, delivering, and owning the services end-to-end
  • Ability to effectively lead multiple highly cross-functional projects at any time
  • Solid organizational skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and keep multiple projects on schedule
  • Demonstrated track record engaging and collaborating across distributed teams
  • Experience with distributed systems

What Sets you apart?
  • Martech industry experience

More about Optimizely:
Exceeding $300M in revenue in 2020, Optimizely has all strategic options ahead of itself and continues to invest and address 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!

Additional Information

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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.