Lead back-end Developer (M/F) - Paris (relocation accepted)

Paris, Île-de-France, France · Tech expand job description ↓


We're hiring Lead Back-end Developers !

Your team:

Inspired by the Spotify model, our tech team (75 people) is organized in Tribes, Squads, and Guilds. All of our feature teams work in Scrum with 2-weeks sprints. Find out more here: https://eng.kapten.com/

You will join one of our blue chip teams: B2C, B2B or Supply Tribe, each composed of +/- 15 people.

🔥Technical environment:

  • 140 microservices deployed in production
  • Node.js + TypeScript, Python, Go and React as front-end framework
  • Swift, Kotlin for mobile apps
  • MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch databases
  • 30+ deployments a day
  • Fully automated CI / CD with CircleCI, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Complete observability of our stack in production (ELK, Prometheus, Grafana, APMs...)
  • High development standards: TDD, Code metrics, PeerReview, load tests

Your missions :

  • You own and you're accountable for large features and high-leverage coding projects;
  • You manage a team of 6 to 8 people: back, front, iOS & android developers and QA - and participate in their recruitments;
  • You act as a mentor and you coach the developers in your team (ex: peer review, mentoring);
  • You participate in the definition of the team's roadmap and its prioritization;
  • You work in SCRUM in collaboration with the Product Manager and evaluate the complexity of the technical issues;
  • You take part in transversal architectural discussions before each important change;
  • You maintain a permanent watch on your field of expertise and share knowledge during tech weekly stand-up.


Your profile:

  • You are an excellent developer who writes modular, well-architectured code;
  • You have 7+ years of experience in software development and a first experience as an Engineering Manager;
  • Ideally, you have worked in Node.js / JavaScript / MongoDB, but we're open if you come from another technical environment - as long as you're flexible and curious;
  • You are familiar with Agile methods such as Scrum, Devops or TDD;
  • A GitHub Repository and/or an application on Google Play is a plus.

Recruitment process:

  1. HR phone call (20 minutes)
  2. Fit interview with Tribe Director and HR (1 hour)
  3. Technical test to be done at home (around 5 hours)
  4. Test debrief with Tribe Director and Lead Developer (1 hour) + interview with CTO (30 minutes)
  5. Employment offer sent by HR - we'll be like "You're the one that I want, You are the one I want" and you'll go "Ooh ooh ooh" 💃


Our work motto:

  • A healthy mind in a healthy body: fruits basket, free tea and coffee, yoga classes, showers for the athletes
  • A friendly and comfortable work environment: new offices with a 360° view on Paris, video games, ping-pong, cafeteria...
  • …. that adapts to your needs: possibility of choosing your laptop and home office option (once a week)
  • A passive-aggressive relationship with the subway: Kapten ride credits every months

Why joining our tech team?

  • Learning opportunities: mentoring, tech guilds, presentations through weekly tech stand-up
  • Major European tech conferences sponsoring and allocated budget to send you to tech events
  • Meetups hosting and knowledge sharing through Medium

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