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

Job Description

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

  1. Build and drive the Engineering strategy

  2. Manage, lead and scale the engineering team

  3. 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: ~100 people (7 stream-aligned squads)

Our challenges for 2024:

  • Succeed our international expansion (Europe & US)

  • Iterate on our “Welcome Method” (shape up inspired) to go further on innovation while maintaining a healthy organization with high-standards and quality in mind.

  • Continue to enrich our products to really give work a sustainable place in our lives.

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)

  • Data: Snowplow, Snowflake, Dbt, Rivery, custom ML models

  • Day-to-day tools: 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

Part of the Leadership team, you will report 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)

  • Work closely with Tech & Product leadership (CTO, CPO, Head Of, Directors) 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

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

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

  • Work with our recruitment team to continue to 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 budget
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
88%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
87%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
84%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
87%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Welcome to the Jungle

Company employees

320

Gender diversity (male:female)

60:40

Office locations

Paris, France and Prague, Czech Republic

Funding levels

79 M€

Hiring Countries

Czechia

France

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Recruitment & HRTech

Recruitment & HRTech

Industry awards 2023