Engineering manager (flex/remote) - h/f

L'entreprise

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

Your Team
To prepare for the company’s upcoming acceleration, a new team named “Platform & Services” is created to support our needs for transformation. This team will provide Engineering services (such as Hardware, VM, Database, LB, Queuing, Orchestrator, etc) to all product teams in order to help them focus on their true mission, i.e. bringing value to their products and to our customers.

As efficient startups use now PaaS solutions to create their products, our product teams will use our internal platform to build high-end products as well.

The Platform team is organized into “Engineering Verticals”, each vertical delivering one or more infrastructure products in a specific field of Software Engineering. This team is also responsible for securing and guaranteeing the day-to-day execution of these services and keeping them up & running.

Our team culture is all about
- Being absolute experts in each of the Engineering verticals
- Bringing amazing services & infrastructure products to our technical teams
- Sharing our best practices & knowledge
- Acting as a “true companion” for our technical teams when building new product infrastructures
- Feeling responsible for the day-to-day execution of our platform
- Working as a team - we all share the same objective of serving our customers which are, in our case, our colleagues.

About the job

This Position can be based in Paris, Lille or Remote

As the Vertical Storage & Database Engineering Manager, your main mission will be to design, implement, maintain and follow the run of our internal Storage & Database team in a highly technical environment. You will be the relevant technical architect for your specific vertical within the company. In addition, you will directly manage a group of engineers and help them to coordinate and enhance their work and workflows. One of your key responsibilities will be to avoid over-engineering, and always find a pragmatic approach when a technical problem rises.

Your key mission will be to implement, maintain and guarantee the execution of all our managed “on the shelf” products, and make sure that our technical teams can use them as they consume many types of resources for PaaS solutions.

This position focused especially on our Databases solution (MySQL/PostgreSQL) and all our internal storage services (block/object).

A strong knowledge in Database management, deployment and maintenance is highly required. In addition, knowledge in Storage technologies (block and Object) is needed.

You will make sure that they respond to our internal needs and continue to improve them.

As a manager, you will take care of your team. You will be in charge of administration tasks like planning and holidays, but not only. An important part of the position is to individually improve the skills and knowledge of your team by getting to know each team member very well (strength, limitation and wishes). You will work with them in order to find the most efficient way of working as a team. You will also be responsible for monitoring and optimizing the velocity and delivery capacity of your team.

You will be responsible for communicating and promoting your product within the company. To make sure that your product adoption is complete within our technical team, you will manage (via a dotted line) an Engineer based in one of our Product teams. He/she will be your “Padawan”.

You will also be part of the Engineering Guild at Scaleway.

This is a unique opportunity, and certainly one of the most cross-cutting positions currently being opened at Scaleway. It will give you the chance to make a difference and use your skills and knowledge to rise to an incredible challenge.

Come! Join Scaleway, the cloud that makes sense, and help us to scale the fundamentals of our core platform and ease its usage internally. 

Profil recherché

  • 6+ years experience in software engineering building applications with significant usage and volume
  • 4+ years experience building, leading, managing and mentoring high-performance engineering teamsOpen minded and ready to adapt quickly
  • Demonstrate strong empathy
  • Result oriented
  • Clear communication
  • Assertivity
  • Facilitator
  • Devops mindset

  • Python and/or Go
  • Ansible
  • Databases knowledge
  • Gitlab, CI-CDLinux (Ubuntu, Debian, …)
  • Micro-Services architectures
  • Scripting
  • Netbox knowledge
  • Storage knowledge (Ceph / Block & Object Storage)
  • Databases knowledge (SQL, PG, MySQL, Redis)


  • Embody the Engineering vertical and be responsible for it
  • Hire, manage, support and develop a team of up to 7 engineers who will be in charge of building services that deliver the vertical products (career path, salary and compensation, personal knowledge and skills improvement)
  • Gather and understand the technical needs of the Product teams 
  • Build innovative infrastructure products and services based on the latest technologies
  • Represent the vertical expertise and engineering within the company
  • Coordinate the team, check on-going project progression, organise the team’s backlog and sprints through rituals
  • Ensure the team's workload is balanced between technical debt management, rollouts and new projects. Estimate workload and project timelines
  • Be a messenger, both up & down 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 on time
  • Ease collaboration with other engineering teams
  • Work closely with our local Architect to deploy infrastructure products within the product stack
  • Keep your feets on the ground by participating as a “doer” in some specific coding projects
  • Work on transversal initiatives within Scaleway’s Engineering Manager Guild

  • Localisation:

    This position can be either: 
    - Based in our offices in Paris or Lille (France), partial/full remote is possible
    - Fully remote in Europe

    #LI-Remote, #LI-Hybrid 

    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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