VP Platform (Flexible Remote Policy)

Paris, France /
Technical – Infra/Architecture /
Full-Time
Sendinblue is the European leader in digital marketing software. We are a complete Sales & Marketing toolbox: email, SMS, Facebook ads, chat, CRM, and more in one single SaaS platform. Our mission is to empower all companies with the tools they need to build stronger customer relationships and grow their business through meaningful interactions.

We have a team of more than 500 employees representing over 67 nationalities spread across seven offices located in Paris, Berlin, Sofia, Delhi, Bengaluru, Seattle and Toronto.

We’re looking for a VP Platform to lead and manage our Infrastructure, Productivity & Reliability Engineering, and DevOps Team, who will be responsible for the run of our existing platform.

This team of 20 people across 3 of our offices is responsible for building and maintaining the whole infrastructure, scaling the platform and ensuring its stability and performance, as well as building the good practices and the tools to ensure the fastest delivery, while maintaining the highest quality standard. 

By working closely with our VP Engineering, you will also manage the Head of Engineering and the Global Head of Platform.

Responsibilities

    • Inspire, lead and grow the Infrastructure, Productivity & Reliability Engineering and DevOps team.
    • Understand goals through working closely with the VP Engineering and the CPO to achieve business targets, make the right technical decisions, and organize the work of platform engineering teams. 
    • Manage product milestones, deployment cycles & overall product roadmap.
    • Maintain Code Quality, Implement Standards & improve overall understanding.
    • Structure the teams, define processes, ensure good communication and collaboration across teams, recruit the best profiles on the market and make sure to retain them.
    • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities, and mentor other members of the engineering community.
    • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organisation, and diversity.
    • Track record working as engineer, capable of working hands-on, discussing and working together with the team to enrich the outcome of technical topics around platform engineering, leading by example. 
    • Embody the company's values, lead by example and maintain our outstanding working culture based on trust, empowerment and supportive leadership.
    • Coach managers to help them grow in their role and to take higher responsibilities to ensure an efficient growth of the company, and encourage them to coach their team members.

Our platform

    • +17: MongoDB clusters (~400 servers)
    • +150M: the number of emails delivered per day
    • +200M: the number of http requests received in 1 day
    • +500TB: the volume of data served (http) every month
    • ~500 servers and ~150 cloud instances (GCP and AWS)
    • 20K : the number of messages exchanged on the platform every second
    • 5: our points of presence in the world
    • 99.98% the uptime of our API over the last 6 months

Our technical stack

    • Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes, Rancher, RabbitMQ, Docker, Envoy, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Golang, Kafka, Nginx, HAProxy, Clickhouse, Redis cluster & sentinel, DataDog, Zookeeper

Profile

    • At least 10+ years of experience in product based organisations with web technologies.
    • Work experience in multicultural environments with remote team.
    • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions.
    • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
    • Experience in production with running large distributed systems.
    • Ability to pick up new technology concepts on the fly and discuss with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
    • Advanced knowledge in CI/CD, MongoDB, Docker.
    • Excellent team-building and team-management skills - open-mindedness to understand team members’ motivations, hopes and problems, ability to inspire them and develop their skills and responsibilities, while building trustworthy relationships with them.
    • Excellent English and strong experience in a multicultural environment and managing remote teams - another language will be appreciated such as Hindi, German or French.

Benefits

    • A unique opportunity to join an international and collaborative scale up environment in a hyper-growth context
    • The chance to grow your professional and technical skills, with real room for career progression
    • Meal vouchers - Swile (8,5 € per day)
    • Excellent private health care, of which 70% is covered by the company
    • RTT
    • Bi-annual global company offsite; inter-office trips (when the current sanitary situation permits)
    • More than 100 activities you can do at work via our partner Yuco
    • Work's council benefits (HelloCSE)
    • Very competitive referral program
    • Second parent leave: 1 month of fully paid leave
    • English and French classes, and over 155000 courses available on Udemy 
    • Budget to support your workspace at home
    • A modern office in a central location with free fruits, drinks & lots of fun activities
    • Relocation package and visa sponsorship for international talents
    • ..and more!

Meet us !

    • Video interview with our HR Team 
    • A first video interview with our CEO
    • A second video interview with our VP Engineering
    • A last video interview with our Global Head of Platform and our Head of Engineering
Sendinblue puts diversity and inclusion at the heart of its values. We examine all applications with treatment based on equal skills and applying the principles of non-discrimination.

Sendinblue values work-life balance and offers flexible working hours and remote work. The majority of our teams will be working mostly remote and others will follow a hybrid model depending upon the nature of the job. This policy is based on a mutual understanding between Head of, Managers and Team Members.