API Evangelist

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Ile De France, France (75019)


Founded in November 2014, Back Market is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Their concept is simple but radical. By helping their customers discover and purchase the highest quality refurbished electronics they are creating an alternative to the mainstream behavior of always purchasing new products. Prolonging the lives of these devices has a significant global impact. E-Waste accounts for 70% of all our toxic waste! By prolonging the lives of kitchen appliances, computers, mobile devices and more, they have already saved 3,766 tonnes of e.waste since 2014 💪

Job Description

Founded in 2014, BackMarket is the first online marketplace dedicated exclusively to refurbished electronic devices. With 158M€ raised already, we are sabotaging ‘new’ by connecting highly selected certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.

Leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste, and building a global leading tech company are three solid reasons to wake up very morning. Taking part in BackMarket’s adventure means committing to an ambitious project with a strong social and environmental impact!

We are committed to providing 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 : our Bureau Of Technology.

What you'll be doing :

 Guide the development and testing of best practices for private and public API design (ex: versioning, depreciation) with the different teams & API chapter.

 Ideally, strong experience with architecture and hands-on developing modern APIs - we've found that the best API leads are those who code. The focus is design and architecture of APIs, including decoupling the business logic from Authentication, Authorization, Observability, etc.

 This integration-side API lead engineer needs to clearly understand the differences, and be able to speak both app/web/consumption and back-end/integration/exposure languages because alignment between the two concerns is critical.

 To be tasked with understanding the ins and outs of the cloud stack API platform

What we're looking for :

 Knowledge about API design guidelines standards, patterns, and best practices especially with documentation (Swagger), specifications (Open API 3.0) & tools (Stoplight, Postman, MkDocs...).

 Implementation experience of API Service architectures (Stateless, Microservices, REST, gRPC & graphQL).

 Proven experience and fluency with server-side app development

 Solid knowledge of API, backend server components and performance optimization

 Knowledge of authentication, authorization of service via OAuth 2

 Experience with CI/CD Tools  for deployment automation of critical platform components

• Educate other team members on how to operate and leverage the platform for best advantage in the organization, in turn increasing adoption and providing even better leverage.

• API as a product (including specifications, versioning, monitoring, alerting etc.)


 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 adapt 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.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Ile De France, France (75019)