Engineering Manager - Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

  • 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.

Back Market is adding a Site Reliability Engineering Manager to our Infrastructure Team within the Bureau of Technology.

As SRE Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to help build a best-in-class SRE team at one of the fastest-growing scale-ups in France and soon, the world (we are active in 12 countries, including the USA and Japan). The SRE team at Back Market is tasked with ensuring the stability and performance of our services. While supporting a distributed platform, your group will aid feature teams to define their objectives of system resilience and performance, and help guide them toward a state of operational excellence and extremely high observability. 

As a distributed function, the SRE team is heavily involved in defining global architecture roadmaps, as well as advancing a technology vision that will allow our teams to achieve their resiliency goals. As part of that mission, they aid our feature teams with incident management, technical training, architectural design decisions, as well as support product launches. 

Your mission:

  • Build a function that will allow our technical teams to be in full control of their services’ stability and performance 
  • Manage a team of technical experts on our technology lifecycle, and know how to continuously improve our methods and tools Ensure availability and performance of our platform within SLAs
  • Increase integrated monitoring of our platform by integrating (and developing when needed) tools that are key to operating a micro-services architecture 
  • Participate in the production lifecycle (incident / change management / on call) and collaborate with the DevOps team on changes to our environment or architecture 
  • Take ownership of complex issues related to performance, reliability, and scalability, driving toward fast and replicable solutions 
  • What we're looking for:

  • A clear vision of what constitutes a best-in-class SRE function
  • 5-6 years of experience in a similar role, bonus points if you’re been a software engineer in a past life 
  • Strong team leadership ability and at least 4 years of management experience 
  • Cloud tech and related constraints are no secret for you (bonus: AWS) 
  • Experience with Docker / Kubernetes / Terraform / Datadog 
  • Willingness to work on-call rotation, on occasion 
  • Good understanding of tools like Chaos Suite / Prometheus
  • Languages: Bash, Go, Python 
  • At least decent at Mario Kart

     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)
    • Experience: > 5 years