Back Market

Back Market

VP of Engineering

  • Indefinido 
  • Ile De France

La empresa

Back Market

Back Market

    La oferta

    VP of Engineering

    • Indefinido 
    • Ile De France


    BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

    Job description

    Back Market is the #1 marketplace for refurbished electronic devices in Europe and in the US, leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste. We are proud to sabotage ‘new’ by connecting highly certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and an ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.  

    Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised over 434M€ already! We have the objective of reaching 650 Back Makers (or Saboteurs) by the end of 2021! We are thrilled to have an inclusive, fulfilling and caring work environment in all our offices (Paris, Bordeaux, New-York, Prague and Berlin). This is an opportunity for you to join a talented, humble and passionate team at the heart of innovation : the Bureau Of Technology

    Be a part of the movement. Join the refurb revolution.

    BackMarket is looking for a VP of Engineering to join a fast growing Tech & Product team of 150 people (250 by the end of the year), with 25+ teams grouped into 4 tribes, 6 guilds & chapters.

    .What you'll be doing :

  • You will be leading the product engineering tribes (Each tribe is from 4 to 8 squads): Bucks (payment domain), Customer experience & Merchant experience.
  • Leading a collaborative team in delivering great software that our customers will love!
  • Collaborating with the product group and other tribes to align the team with company objectives and initiatives across engineering and the wider business
  • You will scale these tribes to reach around 400+ people in 2023/2024:
  • o Scale the hiring process

    o Identify the right leaders to help & support BM Growth

    o Ensuring the development of people and teams through ongoing coaching and mentoring

    o People management (career, mobility, ..)

    o Define the strategy to improve the efficiency of the teams spreaded on multiple sites (Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, Barcelone, Full remote)

    o Launch multiple teams all over the world

  • Working with the team to identify and make improvements in our processes, practices and product with the support of the Chief of engineering staff.
  • Working in an agile "build it and run it" environment where engineering teams build, launch, monitor and support the sections they own
  • Own the production:
  • o Define QoS / SLX on every teams

    o You will responsible for maintaining the applicative up & running

    o Identify the tech debts that could block the business & set up action plan to avoid such scenarios

  • Delivering great software that our customers will love!
  • o Working closely with the product leaders, you will be responsible of defining the roadmap

    o You will be the key tech stakeholder to ensure that tech epics are well ventilated in the squads.

    o Developing standards and procedures to ensure that quality standards are met and consistent.

    o You will be responsible for delivering the roadmap with a state of the art execution

  • Working closely with the CTO, Platform tribe (Data engineering, SRE, IT, Cloud infra) & the Architecture Committee, you will be defining the future tech of Back Market.
  • o You will be spreading the tech NorthStar of Back Market within your various teams

  • You will be responsible for a good part of the tech P&L, and responsible for preparing & optimizing this budget.
  • Creating a team environment where team members feel like they belong and are supported do their best work
  • Establishing open communication and a culture of feedback between team members
  • Supporting teams in increasing the delivery proficiency by creating a learning environment.
  • What you'll bring to the team :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, French is a big plus. 
  • Previous experience in leaders positions (CTO/SVP/VP) & a strong knowledge on scaling teams (500+ people) in a scale up environnement 
  • Experience and passion for growing, developing and guiding people
  • Openness to receiving and giving feedback in a safe workplace
  • Interest in working in an environment where leaders support their teams to do great work, through removing impediments, finding improvements, and facilitating effective decision making
  • Enthusiasm about reaching new levels of effectiveness (and quality!)
  • A background as an individual contributor and willingness to help when the team needs it
  • Excitement for learning about how our industry works and the impact we bring to our customers and the world
  • Experience working in agile development teams with some knowledge of our following tech stack : AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, RestFul API, Python, Django, VueJs, Nuxt, Algolia, Datadog, Spinnaker, SQS, ElasticSearch, Nginx, UWSGI.

    • A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

    • An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, remote-friendly, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

    • Technical challenges all day every day: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

    • Work with passionate experts who will share their knowledge and help you develop and grow! (Backademy, technical guilds, Meet-up & Conference) 

    • Grow your career with a flexible career path, BackMarket can help you evolve!

    • A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and soon in Asia!

    • A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.

    BackMarket is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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