Engineering Director F/H

  • Nantes, France
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

[TL;DR] if you nurtured a kind relationship with people and if you're not scared of getting your hands dirty, well then, it's a no-brainer, join us!

👩‍💻🧑‍💻 Description

We are looking for an Engineering Director to manage the managers of feature squads, each composed of 5 to 7 engineers with complementary skills. 

At Akeneo, we value a lot:

Teamwork | We believe a workplace should be a place where we can learn from one another,

Product Oriented | For us, our product must be about solving problems,

Mentoring | Continuously improve yourself, grow with others, and emulate your team,

Trustworthy | Your team is accountable for finding creative solutions,

Engineering | We do serious business without taking ourselves too seriously.



Job Description

🧠 What you will do?

At Akeneo, you will:

  • Communicate the company vision and priorities to help the team prioritize efficiently, and translate the high-level strategic vision into a clear and actionable roadmap with your teams,
  • Build or contribute to programs or policies to nurture company culture and values, and make sure engineering guidelines are known and enforced,
  • Work with peers to solve problems across teams or squads, detect deficient processes, propose innovative ones, align teams across the whole company,
  • Develop your managers’ leadership and people skills, support them in getting a broader vision, organizing their team and processes efficiently, and making the right decisions,
  • Actively participate in hiring the best engineering talents, inspiring people to join and stay,
  • Coordinate the squad of your team to ensure alignment and efficiency, manage and grow your squad’s managers,
  • Work together with other engineering directors, CTO, and Product management to continuously improve our processes and communication,
  • Tie together every piece of work back to Akeneo's mission and its business value,
  • Have a career progression (diversity of topics and job positions, external and internal training),
  • Play in an international background and goal-driven culture,
  • Enjoy after-work, book club, knowledge-sharing sessions, conferences, and team buildings,
  • Share your knowledge and experience with your teammates and learn from them.


🏅The skills we require

Solid experience in the following management fields is mandatory, we have high expectations on these topics. We are interested in your profile for this position if:

  • you have a solid engineering background and are passionate about one of our stacks,
  • you are constantly looking out for new tools, taking initiative and proposing improvements, passion for growing, developing and guiding people,
  • you have an interest in working in an environment where leaders support their teams to do great work, through removing impediments, finding improvements, and facilitating effective decision-making,
  • you are fluent in English,
  • you like to lead by example,
  • you have a track record of building and leading successful engineering teams,
  • you are holding yourself and others to high standards when working with production systems.

Strong "plus" if you have knowledge in:

  • PHP Symfony or other backend languages
  • MySQL, ElasticSearch or PostgreSQL

Additionally, here are some general skills that Akeneo teammates tend to have:

  • you are proactive, autonomous, self-motivated, resourceful, and are eager to have a meaningful impact,
  • you are curious about Software Craftsmanship, Domain Driven Design, and related practices such as Event Storming and won't stop searching until you find the answer,
  • you like to have fun and have a life outside of work,
  • finally, you learned from your mistakes and you're ready to make new ones with us!!!

Additional Information

🎁 Company benefits

  • Good work-life balance: flexible hours, remote working policy, and package for the home office (chairs, desk, screen, keyboard, ...)
  • 1-month parental leave for the second parent
  • Quarterly team events, and yearly offsite
  • Great mansion located in downtown Nantes where you will find Marie&Therese our chickens and our beautiful bees
  • Once a year you get to spend two weeks in one of our offices worldwide (Boston, Dusseldorf, Sydney, etc)

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