Algolia

Algolia

  • IT / Digitálne technológie, SaaS / Cloudové služby, Softvér
  • San Francisco, Atlanta, Bucharest, Dublin, Londres, New-York, Paris, Tokyo
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A former English teacher and coding bootcamp graduate, Aoife joined Algolia as a Software Engineer in February 2018. Prior to Algolia, she spent one year working as a full-stack developer in a small Parisian startup.

What keeps her motivated at Algolia? The challenging, supportive environment, where engineers are offered endless opportunities to learn and develop their skills!

Julien is a search veteran who’s been working in the search landscape for over 10 years, with work experience in Thales and Exalead.

He participated in the design of three different search engines prior to co-founding Algolia with Nicolas and is the author of the different algorithms responsible for Algolia's super fast performance.

Julien is also passionate about imparting knowledge and spent some time teaching at his Alma Mater, EPITA. He holds an engineering degree from the same institution.

Praagya joined Algolia as a Software Engineer in 2019 and is now leading the Growth Engineering team. Prior to Algolia, he spent multiple years working at startups of various sizes. Praagya is passionate about helping Software Engineers grow and gain product perspective while delivering quality code.

Morgane started tech recruitment as soon as she finished her studies in 2015 and found a job that suited her. Talking with developers, understanding their career paths, motivations and evolution perspectives fascinates her and has allowed her to specialise herself more and more. Today, Algolia is a highly stimulating playground where she works on all types of positions and levels of seniority, a great place where her work is valued.

Justine joined Algolia for her first Job as a Sales Development representative in September 2017. She moved to 3 different positions within the Pre-sales team, from Sales Development Representative (Inbound lead) to Business Development Representative (BDR) then took the role of Account Executive within the SMB team during two years. In 2021, she joined the Customer Success team with the aim to strengthen her technical skills in our Algolia Products and focus more on long-term and strategic relationships with our existing clients to develop expansion and feature adoption. What makes Justine see herself pursue her career at Algolia, is the constant challenging but supportive environment, where endless opportunities are offered to learn and develop skills!

Shilpa joined the Product team in February 2020 to work on the Shopify integration. Prior to Algolia, she worked in the US, India, Germany across industries like edtech, retail pricing and customer experience management. Based in Paris, she now works in the Growth team as a Product Manager, responsible for designing experiences and tools throughout the evaluation, sign up and onboarding process to enable users quickly derive value and set them up for success for the rest of their Algolia journey.

Gaëtan is Algolia’s Chief Strategy Officer and actively works on defining, developing and executing Algolia’s business strategy. Gaetan has an international background and prior to Algolia, worked in sales and business development at the French Trade Office in San Francisco. He is passionate about building teams with a culture that empowers its members and is an active advocate of this philosophy at Algolia.

Presentation

Algolia’s mission is to make every search interaction meaningful and rewarding through developer-friendly and enterprise-grade APIs. They build the leading Search & Discovery API for websites and mobile apps.

Their goal is to help the most innovative companies across most industries to create powerful, relevant and scalable discovery experiences for their users. Their hosted platform reduces the complexity of building and scaling a fast, relevant digital experience and helps teams accelerate development time.

Today, more than 7,500 companies such as, Twitch, Lacoste, Ouest-France, Medium, and Stripe rely on Algolia to manage 65 billion search queries a month.

At Algolia, milliseconds matter !

What they are looking for

Being a company that prides itself on having over 28 different nationalities represented in it’s offices, Algolia is looking for people who thrive in international contexts, collaborating with not only different teams but people coming from all over the world! With that in mind, they want people who can live their core values, whether that be through getting out of their comfort zone while working on a project or showing care by empowering a fellow colleague to do the same.

They want Algolians to feel that they can take ownership in their work while not being afraid to ask for and receive feedback when needed.

Being a values first company means they want Algolians to have the support and tools they need to create the best search possible for their customers.

Good to know

Algolia understands that to keep employees happy, the work environment is extremely important. In order to create a happy environment, they offer a number of things such as:

  1. Teams are distributed across six offices in locations such as Paris, San Francisco, and New York City to name a few. In order for employees at all of our locations to get to know one another in person, an offsite has been held the past two years in Los Angeles and in Marrakech.

  2. Workshops and classes are offered in order to foster both the personal and professional growth of their employees. One can take classes to improve their language abilities in French, English, or German, though English is the official working language at the office. One also has the chance to attend workshops in public speaking to help them shine at the next Show & Tell!

  3. A few actions which embody their values: if you donate to a charity, Algolia will match it; they are planting trees to balance their carbon print impact and during events, they give money according to the number of the people who are registered to their stand when participating to an event.

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