Welcome to the Jungle • Paris, France

VP Engineering

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – 2 days per month in the office recommended

4-day week

Core hours 10–5

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Job Description

We’re looking for our VP Engineering whose main missions will be to :

  • Lead and scale the engineering team (delivery, organization, processes, budget, hiring, etc.)

  • Manage our engineering leaders and mentor our engineering team members

  • Be the ambassador of our engineering team inside and outside WTTJ!

  • A bit of context:

    • Current teams: Tech (Engineering, Architecture, SRE, QA, IT & Security), Product (PM, Design, Data)

    • Current Engineering team: ~40 people (backend, fullstack, frontend, EM)

    • Current Tech & Product team: ~80 people (6 stream-aligned squads)

    Our stack:

    • Backend: Elixir/Phoenix, Ruby/RoR (historic), RabbitMq, PostgreSQL, Redis

    • Frontend: React JS (check welcome-ui, our beloved design system)

    • Infrastructure: AWS (w/ K8S)

    • Tools from the day-to-day: Github, Circle CI, Sentry, Datadog, Jira, Notion, Slack, Zoom

    • You may find more information on our Tech Blog, on our Twitter account or, of course, on our beloved company profile

    Reporting to the CTO, your main missions will include:

    • Structure the engineering organisation and processes that enables global best performance

    • Develop standards and procedures to ensure that quality standards are met and consistent

    • Management of the whole engineering team (at first, your direct reports will include engineering managers and principal engineers)

    • Empower engineering managers and upcoming directors by supporting them to reach their full potential as managers, and make sure they help engineers learning and growing in their job

    • Anticipate technical risks in the short, medium and long term. Identify the tech debts that could block the business & set up action plan to avoid such scenarios.

    • Work closely with the CTO, Tech & Product leadership to create and maintain overall technology roadmap & long term plan

    • Create and develop teams with clear technical vision and leadership for existing and future products

    • Continuously monitor new technologies and evaluate their potential use with engineering leaders and architectes

    • Hiring! Work with our recruitment team to build an amazing hiring process, attract, hire and retain the best engineers

    • Participate to spread our engineering culture within & outside the company and help improving our tech employer branding

    Preferred experience

    • You have a proven experience in managing a large engineering team (50+ engineers) through middle managers, both onsite and remotely (internal or external)

    • You have a strong interest in working in an environment where managers support their teams to do great work, through removing impediments, finding improvements, and facilitating effective decision making

    • You demonstrate effective communication skills: assertive and straightforward. Both in french and English.

    • You have a proven ability to influence teams across an organization to achieve a common objective.

    • You have successfully delivered products and services that scaled over time

    • You handle projects ambiguity, complexity and interdependencies in an organized, prioritized and structured way

    • You can easily strike a balance between quality, speed, and vision

    • You have a strong experience working with agile development teams

    Company benefits

    4-day week
    Adoption leave – Same duration as maternity or co-parent leave in France
    Co-working space allowance – Offer adapted to your city thanks to our partner Ubiq
    Enhanced paternity leave – +5 days in France
    Pregnancy loss leave – 3 days
    Equity packages
    Teambuilding days
    Daily meal vouchers
    Work from anywhere scheme
    L&D budget
    Language lessons
    Work from home allowance

    We asked employees of Welcome to the Jungle how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

    Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
    Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
    Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
    Work-life balance
    Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
    Role modelling
    Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
    Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
    Working at Welcome to the Jungle

    Company employees


    Gender diversity (male:female)

    60%F 40%M

    Office locations

    Paris, France and Prague, Czech Republic

    Funding levels

    79 M€

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