Foundation Unit Lead

France, Belgium, Spain, Remote possible /
Engineering /
Permanent Employment Contract
🐼 Who we are

Alan is the healthcare super-app offering personalised healthcare & wellbeing to our members.
Founded in 2016 by Jean-Charles Samuelian and Charles Gorintin, Alan is the first independent digital health insurance in France since 1986.

By providing our members with delightful health insurance bundled with innovative healthcare services, Alan's long-term goal is to offer personalised healthcare to millions of Europeans, and beyond. 

As of today, Alan covers more than 170,000 members, representing over €100m of annualised revenue. We recently raised a further €185m in a series D funding round bringing the company’s total valuation to €1.4bn. The team is 400 people and growing. We recently landed in Spain 🇪🇸 and Belgium 🇧🇪, and guess what: the best is yet to come!

🤘 How we do it?

At Alan, we have a set of cultural values that guide our approach to work:
- Members first. We put our members first, our team second, our shareholders third.
Distributed Ownership. We empower everyone to make courageous decisions and to work asynchronously.
- Radical Transparency. We take all our decisions in writing and adopt a direct and honest style of communication.
- Personal & Team Growth. We are self-improving whilst helping others grow. We’re no ego-doers and we all edit the company.
- Fearless ambition. We shoot for the moon and work backwards. We push for excellence by focusing on uncomfortable A+ problems. 

💎 Underrepresented folks...
Science shows that you are less likely to apply if you feel you don’t have all the necessary prerequisites.  If this description matches where you are now or what you'd like to grow into in your next position, we encourage you to apply.

We strive to make our culture as inclusive as possible and believe both the company and its culture are strongest when composed of diverse experiences and backgrounds.

⭐️ The Foundation Unit ⭐️

In our engineering team, we build the infrastructure, interfaces, and applications to provide first-class service to our members, health professionals, and even ourselves!

We move fast, with a lot of ownership, and are proud to tackle big problems!

Our process is very simple: those who make product decisions are the same ones who build them.

The Foundation unit’s mission is to provide a solid and flexible backbone for our products, our data, and our team. We make sure that our systems are reliable, that our data is safe, that our members trust us, and we make the team’s job easier.

Our stack is Python/Flask, React/Redux, React Native, PostgreSQL, Terraform, Heroku, AWS

⭐️ Is it you we’re looking for? ⭐️

We are looking for a leader who will shape the Foundation unit’s strategy and deliver on it, to enable and accelerate the execution of the company’s strategy and roadmap in a sustainable way.

You would be a good fit at Alan if most of this sounds like you: 
- Well-versed in security, privacy, and infrastructure aspects of cloud software
- Willing to drive the long-term strategy, embrace a cross-functional leadership and organize the unit to support Alan's growth
- Experienced with leading teams in charge of production environments in a fast-paced environment
- Strong written communication skills in internal- and external-facing settings
- Enthusiasm about teamwork, an open and curious mindset, and the desire to learn and teach with others
- Fluent in English (no need to speak French!).


But above all, we are looking for high potential and curiosity: make sure to show us this when you apply! Everything else is a bonus.
🙌 Perks & Benefits

At Alan, we believe that being in good health is a basic need, and it starts with our employees. This is why Alaners are provided with a stimulating environment and perks for them to be happy, efficient and spend only high-quality time with co-workers. 

Therefore, we offer:
- Flexible Office. Amazing office space in the headquarters, sponsored co-working hubs or a full-remote experience for those who want, with home office equipment sponsorship.
- We reward fairly. Competitive Salary and generous equity packages
- All the tools you need. Top of the range equipment: Macbook Pro, keyboard, laptop stand, monitor, and Bose noise-cancelling headphones
- Flexible vacation policy. Alaners can organize their time off as they wish.
- Delightful healthcare insurance. Extremely comprehensive health insurance with Alan Blue - 100% of the contribution covered by Alan for you and your family
- Transport. Country-specific commuter benefits
- Learning & Training opportunities. A very flexible Training policy at Alan, free books and budget to attend and speak at conferences if the opportunity arises
- Parental leave & Childcare. Extended parental leave for all new parents & daycare solutions (France only).

Check out our Medium & blog for more info: https://medium.com/alan / https://blog.alan.com/