Head of Engineering : Payment

  • 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

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.

BackMarket is looking for a great Head Of Engineering to lead to one of our 3 main Tribe : Bucks (Payment), to join a fast growing Tech & Product team of 25 (and growing) people.

What you'll be doing :

  • You will be leading the Bucks engineering tribe made currently from 4 feature teams.
  • Leading a collaborative team in delivering great software that our customers will love!
  • Collaborating with the product group and other tribes to align the team with company objectives and initiatives across engineering and the wider business
  • You will scale your tribe to reach around 40/50 people in 2023/2024:
  • o Identify the right leaders to help & support BM Growth

    o Ensuring the development of people and teams through ongoing coaching and mentoring

    o People management (career, mobility, ..)

    o Define the strategy to improve the efficiency of the teams spreaded on multiple sites (Paris, Bordeaux, Berlin, Barcelone, Full remote)

  • Working in an agile "build it and run it" environment where engineering teams build, launch, monitor and support the sections they own
  • Delivering great software that our customers will love!
  • o Working closely with the product leaders, you will be responsible of defining the roadmap

    o Developing standards and procedures to ensure that quality standards are met and consistent.

  • You will be responsible for delivering the Payment roadmap, Handle multiple PSP integration & management, financial services, specific marketplace payment challenges, etc.
  • Own the production:
  • o Define QoS / SLX on your teams

    o You will responsible for maintaining the applicative up & running

    o Identify the tech debts that could block the business & set up action plan to avoid such scenarios

  • Working closely with the CTO, VP & Platform tribe (Data engineering, SRE, IT, Cloud infra) & the Architecture Committee, to be aligned on tech strategy in your Tribe
  • Creating a team environment where team members feel like they belong and are supported do their best work
  • Establishing open communication and a culture of feedback between team members
  • Supporting teams in increasing the delivery proficiency by creating a learning environment.
  • What you'll bring to the team :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, French is a plus. 
  • Previous experience in leading positions
  • Knowledge on Payment, multiple Payment services providers & their integrations, Marketplace financial challenges, etc. is a big big plus
  • Experience and passion for growing, developing and guiding people
  • 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!)
  • A background as an individual contributor and willingness to help when the team needs it
  • 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)