Meilisearch

Meilisearch

Charlotte grew up in Belgium and became passionate about computer development at the age of 21. She started her programming experience by self-teaching, in the field of video games. A few years later she moved to Paris and joined Ecole 42. She was hired as a permanent employee at MeiliSearch in 2019 (she is the first official employee of the company). Charlotte is now part of the Integrations team, to which she brings all her energy and ideas. Her role is to make the simple solution accessible to any developer wishing to implement it. In her free time she likes to play board games and does her best to keep her plants alive.

Before becoming HR Manager at MeiliSearch, Morgane worked for several e-commerce companies. Although she is not a developer, she discovered the tech world through her HR experience, and is now very attached to this environment. She joined MeiliSearch in October 2020 and is in charge of recruitment, office management, employer branding, personnel administration, and everything related to human aspects in general. She loves the diversity of her role and the proximity she can have with all the teams. When she's not working, she's planning her next travels.

Clément, aka Kero, moved from Bordeaux to Paris in 2013 to join Ecole 42, where he discovered Rust and became passionate about the language to which he makes regular contributions. He started working on a private search engine in 2018. Finding the project solid and interesting, and seeing a great development opportunity, he decided to found MeiliSearch with Thomas and Quentin. Today he leads the technical strategy, and continues his development work on the search engine and core algorithms. In parallel, he contributes to many open source libraries used by the Rust community. Kero is a great code enthusiast, and is constantly looking for new algorithms that can make the solution faster. He is also unbeatable at Among Us and really likes US rap music.

Since a young age, Guillaume has always been interested in tech. Naturally orienting himself towards this field after graduating from a Masters in Information Technology in Lyon, he first joined Yurplan, a SaaS platform for event planning, as a back-end developer. As time went by he developed an interest in product management. He joined MeiliSearch in April 2021 as a Product Manager within the Core team. His role is to discover, analyze and prioritize user needs, and supports the creation and implementation of a relevant product vision.

Quentin is originally from Brittany, and spent a major part of his studies in Lannion, a French city pioneer in the telecom industry. He discovered a passion for computers at the age of 18, especially for web and mobile development. He joined an engineering school to study computer science but quickly realized that the teaching method did not match his entrepreneurial spirit. He decided to leave and join Ecole 42, with which he shares the same learning values. He simultaneously became a late co-founder of Crisp, which he left after a year of hard work to broaden his horizon. Barely a year later, he met Clément and Thomas while working on the development of a search engine, and they decided to create Meili. Quentin is multidisciplinary; he is primarily a developer, but also likes to get involved in design, product and business aspects. As CEO, he is in charge of the strategic vision of the company, and more generally of its good development. In his spare time you'll find Quentin on his bike, or climbing a wall (don't get us wrong: he also likes to hang out on his couch and play video games).

Clémentine started her professional life in actuarial science, before redirecting towards software development by joining Ecole 42. She was first hired at Meili during her end of studies internship, at a time when the startup is still in the very first stages and hasn’t yet done its first round of funding. Today she manages two teams of which the roles are to develop the core of the search engine and the associated integration tools. Her daily tasks evolve around the development of these two activities with the help of the open source community that she contributed to build. If you don’t know how to approach her, please note that she accepts any type of food, no matter what the time is.

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Presentation

MeiliSearch’s mission is to create a best-in-class search experience for every website and application. They are building a blazingly fast and ultra-relevant search engine made in Rust that allows their partners to have a powerful search engine without configuration. Features such as typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms are provided out-of-the-box.

They are fully open source: they strongly believe the best way to realize our vision is to leverage the open source community's power. They already have many integrations and SDKs to allow any developer to try MeiliSearch in their environment quickly. They have a vibrant connection with their community of early adopters and builders. They are in contact every day and eagerly listen to feedback from our contributors.

They raised a €1.5m pre-seed round in May 2020, and are backed by 3 of the best investors in Europe: LocalGlobe, Seedcamp & Kima Ventures. They have already partnered with industry heavyweights like Louis Vuitton and Platform.sh.

What they are looking for

MeiliSearch values above all candidates that are a good fit with the company culture: candidates that are curious, resourceful, able to wear multiple hats if needed, and passionate about what they do. Empathy, a taste for learning and a strong sense of ownership are also essential qualities, regardless of the candidate's professional or academic background.

Good to know

  • The project's notoriety is quickly expanding
  • We are based in Paris but are very remote friendly
  • We have international team members and try to reunite at least twice a year
  • Flexible hours - possibility of working 4 days / week
  • We offer a fully paid 3 month parental leave

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