CTO - Full Remote / or based in Paris

FairMoney is hiring!


FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

They started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia.

So far they disbursed over 1,000,000 microloans and give more than 7000 loans daily. They are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth. They are a team of +100 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations and they won't rest before the FairMoney app is in the hand of millions.

Their values

  • Start with the client 📊
  • Own, don't rent 💥
  • Scientist mindset 👩‍🔬
  • Churn 9-5 🎯
  • Fly High - Fly Low 🙌
  • 70/30 ⚡
  • Direct Feedback 🤝

Job Description

Our engineering team is now composed of 25+ engineers divided in sub-teams based in Lagos, Paris and Bangalore.

Your main mission is to scale our engineering team and to ensure that the team acts upon business/product requirements. You are going to work with various stakeholders (CEO, board, technical and non-technical people) for anything related to recruitement.
Your main goal is to build the new digital bank for emerging countries.

You will work on :

  • Owning the product and solution architecture,
  • Build & refine the technical roadmap with the Engineering & Product teams,
  • Ensure the highest quality standards during development and delivery,
  • Be the go-to technology expert when technical leadership questions are asked.

🔧 Our technical Stack 🔧

  • Our customer product is an android application;
  • It communicates with a Ruby on Rails backend (sikekiq, rspec);
  • Our ML pipeline is an API-flask (Python);
  • We are hosted on AWS: we use Elastic Beanstalk, a RDS Aurora mysql database, S3, Kinesis (data-stream, firehose);
  • Prototype of a data warehouse on GCP (GCS, BigQuery, Cloud Composer);
  • We have automated tests that run on Travis.

Preferred Experience

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in backend development,
  • You have an Engineering or University Diploma (we are also open to self-taught with 5 years experience in computer engineering),
  • You have a siginificative experience in managing a large team of software engineers (you have build a team from scratch or already scale a team),
  • You have an experience in managing software developers remotely,
  • You are able to code in a backend languague (Ruby on Rails or Python or node.js or Go or Php or Java...)
  • You have knowledge with AWS or GCP cloud providers,
  • You are able to travel 40% of your time (if working remotly),
  • You are able to go to the most efficient solution.

Recruitment Process

  • Phone call with Laurin, co-founder and CEO,
  • Phone Call with Matthieu, co-founder and CTO,
  • Technical interview with Matthieu,
  • Culture fit interview with Rohan, CPO and Laurin,
  • Referral check.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Possible full remote