Head of engineering - h/f


Powered by talented and passionate people working hard on democratizing the cloud, Scaleway, the 2nd leading European infrastructure cloud provider, is a multicultural company, rapidly growing into a global brand. We are present in 160 countries, with more than 300 employees of 18 nationalities.

We are a cloud computing pioneer delivering the innovative capabilities of modern multi cloud, covering a full spectrum of services for professionals: public cloud services with Scaleway Elements, private infrastructures and colocation with Scaleway Datacenter and bare Metal infrastructures with Scaleway Dedibox.

We place people at the heart of our purpose as an enabler of the internet. Our organization encourages responsibility, autonomy, commitment and thought leadership from our collaborators. Our premises are open spaces, conducive to exchange and interaction between individuals.

We believe it is our responsibility to be a positive force in society and to collectively design new systems for a better future. We want to increase access to the digital and technology industry. As our business scales, the customers we serve are increasingly diverse and global. Giving them an unbeatable experience is central to our business strategy. To better understand our customers and partners, we need a workforce that’s as diverse as they are.
Our Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy is a strategic asset for nurturing our future business growth, highly visible to our customers and partners. Scaleway has committed to take a proactive approach to develop the rich skills and competencies of all our workforce and to open up professional opportunities in creative and flexible ways, so that we can truly enjoy the rewards of working in a highly diverse, inclusive and global team, no matter the gender, religious beliefs or ethnicity.

Join a community of more than 300 passionate people and become part of a growing company rooted in the world of tomorrow.

Le poste

As a Head of Product Engineering, you will manage 5 to 8 product engineering teams. Each team is led by an Engineering Manager. You’re also directly in charge of up to 2 Principal Engineers ; their duty is to help the different teams when they struggle with technical issues. 

All teams work with Agile methods, and often with Scrum. You will need to monitor and optimize the velocity of your teams and help them to be on track with their projects.
You will form a pair with the corresponding VP Product to lead a cluster of cloud  products.

Your goal as a Head of Product Engineering will be to act as facilitators for your teams and help them to achieve their goals. You will need to speak directly with the engineering teams, the VP Product, and the other Heads of Product Engineering. You will need to synchronize all your product engineering teams and keep them focused on their goal: build the Cloud makes sense. You will be reporting to the SVP Engineering Product.

One of your key responsibilities will be to help the Engineering Managers to avoid over-engineering and to coach them towards finding a pragmatic approach while minimizing technical debt. You won’t be a cloud user, you will be a cloud builder.

Profil recherché

  • A user of Cloud and its different products and have been able to use them at scale for the last years
  • An experienced manager (5+ years) with a strong technical background, understanding the challenge to be a manager of managers
  • Open minded and ready to adapt quickly
  • A facilitator, with a result-oriented mindset at ease with a DevOps organization
  • Capable of solving problems by making difficult decisions to focus on our objectives
  • Bonus : still a doer, you are still coding or deploying infrastructures (on side projects)
  • Able to speak with other teams
  • An inspiring leader people strive to follow
  • Very good command of English

  • Lead a group of talented Engineering Managers, and help them develop themselves by coaching them to reach their full potential
  • Maintain a culture of proactivity, autonomy and high-performance in the different teams
  • Understand the blockers a project might have, and work on a pragmatic solution
  • Hire, manage, support and develop your team of Engineering Managers & Principal Engineers (career path, salary and compensation, personal knowledge and skills improvement)
  • Helping the different Engineering Managers by being an arbitrator between the different teams
  • Create synergies between teams inside and outside your department
  • Manage the Principal Engineers workload and planning, and make them available to help product teams at the best possible times
  • Strong collaboration with the VP Product, the Product Managers & Marketing teams in order to help the team to do the right things in the right way (the “why”, then the “what” and finally the “how”)
  • Be a messenger, both up & downstream to help the team be aligned with the company objectives and make sure that the team’s voice is heard
  • Monitor and optimize team velocity and its capacity to deliver quality products and services on time
  • Help your teams to have a better predictability in their projets
  • Ease collaboration with other Engineering teams
  • Structure and architect our products
  • Be an everyday user of our Cloud products, and find what we could do better on the Engineering side
  • Get to know our users and their pain-points
  • Expect high quality standards for the products / features we want to deliver

  • Agile methods
  • Solid knowledge of Cloud environment
  • On-premise infrastructure
  • Linux Administration
  • Storage knowledge (block, object, filesystems, hardware)Infrastructure & Systems
  • one programming language (GoLang / Python / PHP / Bash)
  • DCS Systems (consul, etc)
  • Container Technologies
  • Ansible
  • Gitlab, CI-CDMicro-Services architectures
  • Scripting
  • Jira, Confluence, Slack

  • This position can be based in our offices in Paris or Lille, partial/full remote is possible (France)

    We treat every candidate equally in our recruitment process. Even if you don't meet 100% of the job’s requirements, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you would be a good fit!

    Questions about this job? Nathalie Tourbay, our Recruitment Team Lead, would be happy to answer your questions.

    ????Scaleway is a #singular place and we’re looking for #singular people. If you like what you see here and you’ve got a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you.

    About Scaleway
    Scaleway is one of the fastest growing infrastructure companies in the world building next generation cloud services. We offer a full spectrum of services such as public cloud services, private infrastructures and colocation and dedicated servers. We are present in 160 countries, with more than 350 employees representing 18 nationalities.

    We are committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status.

    Find out more about working with us on Scaleway’s Career Page.

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