Technical Content Editor and Writer (Contract) at Optimizely

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Company Description

Optimizely is the world's leader in customer experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product and marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, and drive up the return on investment from digital by up to 10X. Over 26 of the Fortune 100 companies choose Optimizely to power their global digital experiences. Optimizely’s impressive customer list includes eBay, FOX, IBM, The New York Times and many more global enterprises.

Job Description

Optimizely is looking for an experienced writer and editor with deep familiarity in software engineering to edit and draft content, including blog posts, whitepapers, and how-to guides for an engineering audience. Hours are flexible and on an as-needed basis. This is not a documentation role. 

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Review, revise, and copyedit 1-4 blog posts/month targeting an audience of software engineers
  • Draft 2-3 blog posts or 1 longer form piece of content per quarter for software engineering audience on technical strategy topics
  • Create, source, and suggest imagery to accompany blog posts and other long form content
  • Ideal but not required: Advise on related SEO optimization for content supported
  • Join content calendar/strategy meetings on an as needed basis 
     

Qualifications

  • Experience writing and developing content for a technical audience, preferably software engineering
  • Editorial experience, including familiarity with AP Style or similar
  • Familiarity with blogging platforms or CMS’s and workflows
  • Ability to critically think about the content you draft/review to advise, question, and or further develop concepts based on your familiarity in software engineering
  • Software engineering or development background a plus
     

Additional Information

Catered in-office lunch on weekdays
Laptop and desktop 
Working with a great team and having a huge impact!

At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity. We believe in work/life balance and bringing our true selves to work. To that end, we offer best-in-class perks and benefits that support our Optinauts along their career journey with us. Read more about our culture at optimizely.com/careers.

Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Optimizely prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SAP HANADatabases

Location

631 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

An Insider's view of Optimizely

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Optimizely's environment encourages us to try new things! I've grown from an entry level job (Technical Support Engineer) to a pre-sales technical role and it has been an incredible experience. Not only did my technical knowledge improve, but I also receive guidance from inspired co-workers, and continue to sharpen my professional skill set.

Devin

Sales Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

As a leadership team, we are deeply committed to creating a culture based on inclusion, experimentation, innovation, and feeling empowered to take risks. To be successful, we have to be exceptional performers. And to be exceptional performers, we have to have passionate people driving the way.

Erin

Chief People Officer

What are Optimizely Perks + Benefits

Optimizely Benefits Overview

At Optimizely, we offer a wide array of benefits and perks to help our employees strike just the right balance between work time and personal time. We’re all about optimizing productivity by maximizing joy.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Optimizely provides employees a working schedule with flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Optimizely hosts company wide and team events throughout the year.
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Optimizely offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Optimizely employees are offered various lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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