Head of Engineering - User Platform

Paris, IDF, FranceFull-time

Company Description

We are music and tech fans hailing from all over the globe, working to make Deezer the most personal music streaming service. From data scientists to tech experts, artists & labels specialists to marketers, and even in-house music editors, our team is spreading the love for music to over 180 countries. Supporting local and international artists and bringing them closer to their fans is our mission - we believe music is about diversity, multiculturalism and togetherness. 

Ready to join the team? We're all ears.

Job Description

As the Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for leading the User Platform technical team and making sure we build the best app for music and podcast fans. You will be leading a multidisciplinary team of engineers and QA analysts building our mobile apps, our web app and the backend services they rely on. You will work closely with a team of Product Managers, our Design team and the other Deezer engineering teams.

Your main missions will be to:

  • Lead a talented and motivated technical team in a challenging and agile, yet healthy and convivial work environment

  • Maintain a culture of autonomy, proactivity and high-performance by inspiring and developing the talents in the team

  • Ensure the technical work is following the industry standard of quality, maintainability, scalability and reliability

  • Contribute, in collaboration with our Head of Product and the entire team, to setting and reaching Objectives and associated Key Results (OKR framework) to achieve our company goals

  • Be responsible for the teams’ performance and the product’s quality by always striving to improve our processes and the way we work individually and as a team

  • Discover and resolve dependencies with other Deezer teams and departments to make sure the team’s pace and focus is not at risk


What you will need to be successful at:

  • Proven experience in managing a cross-functional team of 5+ people (managers) with a track record of building and shipping large scale applications or services on web and mobile

  • Strong technical background, with a strong practical experience in software engineering in at least one of our areas of expertise (backend, web frontend, mobile)

  • Solid understanding of Computer Sciences and software development, beyond any specific technology or platform

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both French and English

  • Problem-solver with the ability to make difficult decisions in a fast-pace environment to maintain the team’s focus and our objectives of quality and efficiency

  • Data-driven mindset with a proven experience building and maintaining an analytics pipeline and data analysis capabilities (product, usage, performance) to enable strategic decision-making

Additional Information

Life @ Deezer Paris

  • Start-up environment and philosophy
  • Highly motivated and product-focused people ready to drive innovation
  • In-house Deezer Sessions with your favorite artists, gig tickets
  • Hackathons & meetups
  • Friday drinks, summer and winter parties
  • A stocked kitchen with free drinks and snacks
  • Areas to relax and collaborate with beanbags, guitars and table football
  • An ‘at home’ vibe, with great outdoor spaces
  • Gym access at Deezer HQ, with lunch-time yoga, pilates and boxing classes

If you feel like this is the right opportunity for you, press play!

We are an equal opportunity employer.