Software Engineering Manager

Alkemics

Paris, FR
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/31/2021
  • Website: alkemics.com
  • Company Address: 20 rue Saint Georges, Paris, 75009

About Alkemics

Alkemics is the supplier collaboration platform for omnichannel retailers, that enables them to manage their business relationship with suppliers to discover, list and market all products from one single and secure platform.

Job Description

Description

ABOUT ALKEMICS

Alkemics is a B2B business platform enabling retailers to discover, negotiate and launch new products from their 1000+ suppliers.

In Europe alone, millions of products are launched every year, each with up to 500 attributes and made by one of 300,000+ manufacturers. Prior to Alkemics, establishing a commercial relationship required numerous back-and-forths between retailers and brands, physically (in trade shows, for instance) or pseudo-digitally (fax, email, XLS templates...) and between various teams (procurement, category management, quality, CSR, e-commerce, marketing...). Because of this painful process, it often took more than 60 days to launch a product. This situation is unsustainable at a time where consumers are demanding a broader product choice, more local products, where Amazon and Alibaba are raising the bar of omnichannel efficiency, and at a time where Lidl and Aldi are setting a standard for productivity.

Alkemics disrupted the space with a fully digital platform where brands create and share their product catalog. Retailers can explore those catalogs and run business workflows, searches or reportings to select, negotiate and list those products in their assortment. Once a retailer is on-boarded, invites are sent to that retailer’s suppliers to join the platform on a freemium basis, enabling quick network growth.

Alkemics was founded in Paris in 2012. With 98 out of the top 100 CPG manufacturers (Nestlé, Unilever, L’Oréal), the 7 largest retailers in France (E. Leclerc, Carrefour, Casino, Auchan, U-Enseigne, Cora, Metro…) and 4 of the largest UK retailers (Tesco, Ocado, Waitrose, Sainsbury) using the platform, Alkemics now holds a very strong and unchallenged position in the French and UK market. The business is now expanding internationally, starting with DACH and BENELUX. Along with international growth, the focus of the business is to leverage its platform and client relationships to build an end-to-end B2B marketplace with the ultimate vision of ordering directly within the platform.

Alkemics raised a total of $50M from tier-1 investors Index Ventures, Partech Ventures, Serena Capital and Cathay Innovation. Its latest funding round took place in April 2020, bringing in Highland Europe, a leading Growth VC. The business is made of 100 employees and is growing extremely rapidly.

Background

Online marketplaces are now commonplace for C2C and B2C markets. This trend has started in B2B sectors too, driving tremendous value and economies of scale. Today, thanks to a captive user base, Alkemics is in a strong position to “platformize” the notoriously difficult retail space. Brands are keen to have their products discovered in a more efficient and elegant way. Retailers are interested in negotiating products more quickly. Brands also want to better control the product introductions within each store.

 

At Alkemics, every day is different, but your main missions will include:

    • Manage and grow team members, oversee the development and maintenance of team skills
    • Facilitate 360 feedback from other team member (tech, business, support, product, etc...)
    • Contribute to shaping the future of the engineering organisation
    • Promote and enforce best engineering practices
    • Follow up on individuals and team on continuous improvements
    • Anticipate and propose needed technical and architectural changes to ensure the implementation of upcoming features
    • Design solutions as a team, taking into account iteration, scalability, debt creation, development costs
    • Implement solutions that are scalable and reliable using cutting edge technologies:
      • python, scala or golang for backend
      • javascript with ReactJS + Redux for frontend
      • mysql couchbase, elasticsearch, as data storage

    Requirements

    What we're looking for in you:

      • 7+ years of XP working in a strong engineering environment
      • XP in managing Engineers
      • XP with Agile methodologies
      • A broad knowledge and a genuine curiosity about software development
      • A deep capacity to get things done
      • A passion for software craftsmanship
      • Experience designing scalable systems following architecture best practices
      • Excellent Communication skills
      • Fluency in English and French

      Benefits

      What you’ll get from us ?

      • A true startup experience in one of the fastest growing startup in Paris: no bureaucracy and daily successes that have a real impact on the business
      • You will participate to the team's growth and the revolution of the CPG industry
      • A fast-learning curve with growing responsibilities
      • Pushing the limits: use semantic analysis, ontologies, big data and machine learning to solve complex problems in the CPG industry.
      • Working with dynamic, smart and passionate people
      • Extras: weekly sport sessions, meditation, hackathons, team offsites, lunch sessions

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