Backend Architect - Chapter Lead

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Barcelone, Spain (08007)


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.

Roles & responsibilities

As a Technical Lead at Back Market, you will take ownership of our Backend Chapter composed of 35 engineers. In a direct relationship with our CTO & VP, You will be working with all of our feature teams to help them navigate through our backend roadmap. And bring technical solutions and leadership to allow us to pursue our ambitious scaling. As a Backend Chapter Lead at Back Market, you will :

Define with the VP & CTO the vision and KPIs of the chapter

  • Challenge the technical NorthStar of Back Market 
  • Build, update, explain the vision, according to the roadmap
  • Build & maintain SLAs and KPIs over time
  • Build & execute Roadmap (therefore hold a responsibility in the success of the execution)
  • Organize the community

  • Insure new topics are taken into account and have a clear action plan
  • Encourage everyone to participate and encourage members to show and promote their achievements
  • Ensure the instruction/decision process of the chapter is running smoothly
  • Organize & animate meetings to evangelise technical topics inside and outside of the company
  • Make things happen and contribute

  • Work with feature teams to be sure the chapter topics are included in their roadmaps, and take chirurgical actions (limited time & scope) if needed
  • Lead transverse initiative/projects of the chapter
  • Partner with our cyber-security team to promote tooling and good practices to have a security by design approach in all stage of our development life cycle
  • Create and nurture our metrology & reporting
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in our backend teams
  • Leadership duties

  • Contribute to improve the onboarding of new engineers
  • Give meaningful feedback on skill to each members’ manager
  • Ability to drive interviews, challenge candidates and take the best decisions with hiring.
  • Coach members and Identify training needs & organize with HR & EM teams
  • Participate to internal mobility topics.
  • What we’re looking for

  • A doer, you like to stay hands-on and involved in technical topics 
  • A people person who knows how to build a trustworthy relationship with his team and stakeholders
  • Strong architectural and documentation skills
  • Project/Program management skills
  • Ability to identify critical epics that could limit the tech stack or business
  • Management skills (Hiring, Improvement plan, Feedback, promotion process..)
  • Strong knowledge of backend (python/go) & web expertise
  • Recruitment process :

    1- Architecture challenge with our Chapter lead SRE and one of our platform Engineer

    2- Backend challenge > With 2 of our Senior backend Engineer

    3- Fit interview with our Head of Cyber-security and our Head of Platform

    4- Meeting with Quentin, Co-founder and CTO at Back Market

    5 -Meeting with Thibaud, Co-founder and CEO at Back Market


    • 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.

    Additional Information

    • Contract Type: Full-Time
    • Location: Barcelone, Spain (08007)