Senior Backend Engineer - Core Product m/f/d

Paris, IDF, FranceFull-time

Company Description


 From a French tech start-up created in 2007, Deezer has become one of the first French unicorns and the second largest independent music streaming platform in the world.

 Now listed at the #Euronext  #TechLeaders segment, growth is accelerating fueled by #Thepowerofmusic. Deezer is ideally positioned to play a key role in the continued development of the booming music streaming market. If you’re looking for an environment where you can grow and have an impact, this is the perfect time to join Deezer!

 Our international and passionate teams are spreading the love for music, working to make Deezer the most personal and innovative music streaming service.
We believe music is about diversity & inclusion, multiculturalism and togetherness.
Ready to join the team? Listen: **Join Us**

Job Description

How about you?

We are looking for an experienced backend engineer with an eye for product design and quality. If you are capable of working autonomously within a team of talented engineers, enjoy working closely with product managers to build the best features possible and understand how to build high quality backend services at scale, then we want to hear from you!

What you will do:

By joining the Listeners Backend Team at Deezer, you will:

  • Design and build new features at scale such as live streaming, community groups
  • Add, improve and maintain APIs shared across all Deezer apps through GraphQL
  • Ensure that all written code and architecture is high quality, scalable, and performant
  • Take initiative in refactoring and to keep things simple
  • Become part of a cross-functional team of engineers (Backend but also iOS, Android, Web and QA), designers and product managers
  • Participate with the team to the day-to-day run, including bug fixes


What we are looking for:

  • At least 5 years of experience in building backend applications Qualifications:
  • Experience with at least one backend technology used at Deezer: PHP, NodeJs (TypeScript) or Go
  • Proven experience in understanding, building, and maintaining large and complex code bases in production
  • A mindset focused on simple & effective architecture with high quality and scalable code
  • Experience with GraphQL and performance analysis are a plus
  • Be open to candid feedback, new perspectives, continuous learning, and self-development
  • Express ideas in written or spoken English

If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you’d still be a great fit for this role in your application!

Additional Information


At Deezer, you can be your true self as we believe that #everyvoicematters. We strive to build an inclusive culture and foster a diverse environment. Because we care and want to ensure each employee feels welcome and safe at work, we continuously focus on fighting biases and helping diverse teams work well together multiple learning opportunities, e-learnings and workshops right from the onboarding :

  • Regular Diversity & Inclusion internal and external talks
  • Dedicated employee work streams on Gender equity, Ethnicity & Culture, Disability and LGBTQ+
  • Multiple e-learnings and mandatory training sessions for all managers
  • English and French courses for all, so that everyone can connect and feel included

Beyond benefits like health insurance, meal vouchers, transportation, we offer you extra perks like:

  • A Deezer premium family account for free
  • Access to gym classes
  • Deezer parties several times a year and drinks every thursday
  • Allowance for sports travelling and culture …
  • Great offices always located in dynamic and attractive districts, whether in Paris, London, Berlin or Sao Paulo!

If you want to learn more about life and culture at Deezer, please visit our Welcome to the Jungle page here!