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Figures • Paris / London / Berlin / Amsterdam / Remote in Europe

Senior/Staff Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – HQ in Paris

9-day fortnight

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

✨ The most exciting parts

  • Positive impact through product work 🙌 We strongly believe in the social impact of Figures - creating transparency & fairness around compensation and reducing market inequalities like the gender pay gap (check out this Sifted article, powered by Figures).
  • Product-centric team AND technical challenges ⚙️ You’ll serve the product and will keep things as simple as possible to deliver a top-notch user experience. The challenge is huge, as compensation is a very complex topic, and making things simple and that scale is complicated!
  • Strong ownership, quick personal growth & huge impact 🚀 Our company's early stage offers lots of responsibilities and opportunities to learn & grow.
  • Great teammates & work environment 🙏🏽 We take our “Why so serious?” value seriously, offer a ton of flexibility, and work a 9-day-fortnight.

🔮 About us - Easy collaboration for fair compensation decisions

Created in October 2020 by Virgile & Bastien, Figures is Europe's leading compensation management platform, helping companies to make fair and efficient salary decisions.

We do that by providing them with reliable up-to-date (real-time) compensation data and the right tooling to manage their compensation process and get rid of spreadsheets.

As of today, we are a team of 35 people, helping 1000+ companies all over Europe (with France, the UK and Germany being our core markets). We raised €6.8m in September 2022 to accelerate our expansion.

Our goal is now two-fold:

  • Cement our position as the main European compensation platform.
  • Continue to expand our product to compensation management as a whole - We’ve just launched our new Compensation Review module, learn more about it here 🙌

Here is a short video about our mission & product 👇

🛠️ Your role & responsibilities

  • Product engineering: you’ll have high ownership of your projects, from the business definition of the need to the conception and development of the new features and the run/maintenance (and beyond).
  • Technical aspects: you’ll make sure our product can scale and handle clients with thousands of employees so that our user experience stays top-notch.
  • Culture & processes: you’ll contribute to consolidating and developing our product & technical culture. You’ll improve our methods & processes (e.g. documentation, tests, CI, DevOps aspects, tooling).
  • Team mentoring: you’ll lead by example as we build transparently, in a public-first mode. We ship qualitative code but we are pragmatic about it.

💻 Our technical stack:

  • TypeScript, Node.js, React.
  • Next.js hybrid fullstack application.
  • Prisma with PostgreSQL.
  • AWS, Kubernetes and Terraform.
  • Datadog, June, Metabase, Linear, Github.

🧩 What we look for

  • Senior to Staff level: you have at least 7 years of experience in software engineering & web development (and there is no upper limit).
  • Previous experience in a startup.
  • Fullstack mindset: we are a team of fullstack engineers. That said, we welcome preferences and expertise and we will try to accommodate them as much as possible.
  • Strong technical skills & ownership: you have experience making architectural choices, designing features and running what you built.
  • Strong business acumen: you understand the business and have the capacity to leverage technology for impact.
  • Alignment with our Engineering Operating Principles.
  • Alignment with our values: you have a strong sense of ownership, you are pragmatic & you are at ease to give and receive feedback (while not taking yourself too seriously!).
  • Fluent in French AND English (C1 level).
  • You are based in one of the following countries: France, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary & Serbia (or willing to relocate).
  • You are comfortable working remotely.

This role is not for you if:

  • You are solely interested in technical challenges (as we want to keep things as simple as possible).
  • You are willing to work with clear specifications (good specs at Figures = problem defined + broad solution to the problem - but not something ready to be implemented).
  • You are willing to only produce clean & ultra-tested code (we need to go fast and make trade-offs).

💰 Compensation & Perks 🎁

You can find all details about our compensation policy here.

  • On-market salary. We target the market's 50th percentile using data from the best benchmark on the market. Here’s the description of our levels.

👉🏼 France:

  • Senior level: from €61,600 to €78,400.
  • Staff level: from €80,700 to €94,900.

👉🏼 UK:

  • Senior level: from £74,500 to £95,000.
  • Staff level: from £85,000 to £100,000.

👉🏼 Germany:

  • Senior level: from €70,400 to €89,600.
  • Staff level: from €79,100 to €93,000.

👉🏼 Netherlands:

  • Senior level: from €68,500 to €87,400.
  • Staff level: from €78,500 to €92,400.

⚠️ For people who live outside of those countries, we’ll adjust the compensation based on the local Market data we have or we’ll use our Global Salary Convertor’s cost of labor.

  • Above-market equity. We allocate 14% of our company towards employee grants, which is considerably above market practices (the average equity pool size is a bit less than 10%).

👉🏼 0.26% to 0.37% ownership of the company, depending on your seniority level.

  • Company incentive program (profit sharing plan).

👉🏼 We believe in a collective sharing of Figures' success. The purpose of this bonus is to associate employees collectively with the results and/or performance of the company.

👉🏼 The bonus potential is €3,000.

  • Above-market benefits & perks.

We’ve been Flexified, so you can trust that we’re a truly flexible workplace. More details here!

  1. Generous time off policy. 25 days of annual paid time off + 1 extra day off every fortnight (we apply a “9-day fortnight” schedule: we get Wednesday or Friday off every other week - learn more about it here!).
  2. Remote-first company (in Europe) with regular opportunities to meet. 3 offsites per year, remote trips with some of your colleagues, dedicated coworking / “visit the Paris HQ” budget. Everything you need to know about it is documented here!
  3. Premium Health Insurance & Pension. Each country has its specificities.
  4. €5 Daily Meal Vouchers. It’s a very French thing, everyone will enjoy this benefit!
  5. Commuting expenses. For people based in Paris: 100% taken care of by Figures.
  6. Sustainable mobility allowance. For people based in Paris: €35 per month if you use one of the eligible transportation to commute to the office.
  7. Sports subscription/allowance. Sport is pretty much anchored in Figures’ values, so we made it part of our perks: 40€ / month, or Gymlib subscription in France.
  8. Access to moka.care to help you take care of your mental health.
  9. Chronic illness leave: to support those who may suffer from chronic illness (such as endometriosis, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, etc.), we give them the flexibility to have an additional monthly leave to be used at their discretion.
  10. Maternity & parental leave: our basis is the French market minimum, but if you’re in a country with better ones, we’ll align your perks on it, hoping that someday we’ll all be aligned to German standards. 🙌 On top of that:

👉🏼 1-month parental leave for the second parent paid at 100% of the salary.

👉🏼 1-month worked part-time (50%) but paid at 100% when returning from maternity leave.

⚠️ Oh, one last thing you should watch before applying👇🏼 😐

Company benefits

25 days annual leave + bank holidays
9-day fortnight
Summer hours
Work from anywhere scheme – Remote-first company (in Europe) with regular opportunities to meet - 3 offsites per year, remote trips with some of your colleagues, dedicated coworking / “visit the Paris HQ” budget.
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
Co-working space allowance – €200 per month
Health insurance – Each country has its specificities.
Daily meal vouchers
Wellbeing allowance – Sport is pretty much anchored in Figures’ values, so we made it part of our perks: €40 / month, or Gymlib subscription in France.
Mental health platform access
Enhanced sick days – Chronic illness leave: to support those who may suffer from chronic illness (such as endometriosis, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, etc.), we give them the flexibility to have an additional monthly leave to be used at their discretion.
Enhanced maternity leave – Our basis is the French market minimum, but if you’re in a country with better ones, we’ll align your perks on it, hoping that someday we’ll all be aligned to German standards. 🙌 On top of that: 1 month worked part-time (50%) but paid at 100% when returning from maternity leave.
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month parental leave for the second parent, paid at 100% of the salary.
Adoption leave
Equity packages
Annual bonus – Company incentive program (profit sharing plan) - The bonus potential is €3,000.
Annual pay rises
Dog friendly office
Open to part time work for some roles
Open to part-time employees
Location
97%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
89%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
80%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
83%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
92%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
95%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Figures

Company employees

36

Gender diversity (male:female)

56:44

Office locations

Paris

Funding levels

£7.5m

Hiring Countries

France
Germany
Netherlands
United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Recruitment & HRTech

Recruitment & HRTech

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023

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