Chief of Staff - Engineering

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


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

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 every 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.

BackMarket is looking for a Chief of Staff for the engineering department 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.

In this role, you will report directly to the CTO to drive strategic initiatives and projects across all of our R&D department (named “Bureau Of Technology”). This role is highly influential and collaborates extensively with technical leaders, managers, key stakeholders, and external teams (HR, Branding, etc.). You will drive key cross-cutting programs and processes to continually improve and scale the engineering organization. You will be dedicated to various topics, such as tech quality, architectural efforts, onboarding, hiring, etc.  

What you'll be doing :

Lead key initiatives :

  • Drive BoT’s organizational projects in order to improve our efficiency, involving planning, organizing and coordinating with business leaders on crafting agendas, facilitating meetings and follow up actions.
  • Collaborate with tech leaders and animating the leadership team to determine and prioritize tech strategies, and support key strategic programs and initiatives to ensure key actions are being captured, tracked, and completed
  • Lead rigorous process & org improvement efforts, along with complex global problem solving 
  • Collaborating with the product group and other tribes to align the team with company objectives and initiatives across engineering and relevant stakeholders
  • Be CTO’s right-hand man/woman :

  • You will support the scale to reach around 400+ people in 2023/2024
  • You will help the Tech Management team governance : weekly Engineering Management team meetings, communication on key decisions and follow-up on actions
  • Creating a team environment where team members feel like they belong and are supported to do their best work, organizing events and setting agenda’s for BoT’s internal conferences & offistes.
  • What you'll bring to the team :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, French is a big plus. 
  • Previous experience in a strategic position impacting people operations & a strong knowledge in scale up environnements 
  • 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!)
  • 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 

     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: Ile De France, France (75019)