Senior Product Engineer

Lyon or full-remote position

Why are we opening this position ?

GitBook is a documentation platform sustained by some of the best SaaS europeans VCs (Point 9 Capital, Notion Capital, Fly VC), used by over 500,000 users and thousands of companies such as Adobe, Adeo, Coursera, Decathlon, DuckDuckGo or Redux.

Our ambition is to modernise how we share and leverage knowledge for teams. At GitBook our mission is to make a user-friendly and collaborative product for everyone to use in order to create, edit and share knowledge through documentation across technical and non technical teams.‌

We are evolving in a fast paced environment with a strong will to scale. As you may imagine reaching this level of ambition requires a lot of product development, that is why we are looking for a Senior Product Engineer to help us shape our engineering workflows, to scale our product and our team in order for us to go "on step beyond".

What will you be doing ?

Our Product Team's mission is to improve and design both new and existing features of any aspect of the product including dashboard, editing engine, collaboration tools, data modelling, public API, service integrations...

Like every member of the Product team you will shape the future of our product. You will be encouraged to share your thoughts and opinions about design as well as to come up with initiatives about the product.

As a member of our Product Team you will be part of the application design and architecture, starting from scratch to the actual implementation. Your day-to-day life will vary from suggesting new features and participating to UX workshop, to developing new features, architecting technical solutions and improving performances as well as debugging. You will also be writing code reviews to enhance our team's competencies, participating to users support, writing blog posts about new features, contributing to the update of our changelog...

What technical stack will you be working on ?

To know more about our technical stack do not hesitate to have a look at our GitBook stackshare.io page

Who will you be working with ?

We are working with 2 weeks sprints to create a great dynamic with our entire 11 (soon to be 12 ) peoples-team, to improve performance and to help us deliver on ambitious goals all together.

On a daily basis you will be closely working with our entire Product Team and you will also have a lot of interactions with our Go-to-Market Team to discuss customers' feedbacks, product roadmap...

If you want to get to know more about our team do not hesitate to have a look at our about page.

What do you need to succeed ?

You will bring to the table :

  • your technical expertise as you are able to implement changes to the product on your own, build scalable technical solutions and maintain them over time.

  • your product oriented mindset as you are not only focused on technical aspects. You work on improving the product by taking design initiatives and you have a strong understanding of customer point of view.

  • your engineering experience as you know how to help engineering teams build faster better solutions.

You will be an addition to our culture as :

  • you always ambition the next step of your work, whether it’s building a feature, improving a team process, etc.

  • you have a deep sense of ownership : when you observe a problem, you don’t wait for someone to fix it, but you take the responsibility of fixing it.

  • you use data as a quantified version of reality to measure the impact of your work.

  • you are caring and empathic about customers as you take the time to understand their frustrations, needs, and root-problems and about the team as you help them achieve and learn; to better serve our mission.

  • your ability to train and grow yourself as you face a challenge that you don’t know how to solve, learn from it to create leverage for the company.

  • you are upfront and candid as you are transparent and genuine in your communication.

  • you are a team player : you are self-aware and you know when to pass the ball and when to move it forward. We work as a sport team, you are not alone on the field!

  • you are an architect : you start new projects breadth-first. Solve the broad easy problems first. Then dive into the details.

You will also appreciate :

  • ​health insurance

  • ​​lunch voucher thanks to Lunchr card (around 9e/day)

  • ​​ refund of your public transport subscriptions up to 50%

  • to have an impact by building a product that helps thousands of teams and users around the world

  • to move fast and learn in the challenging environment of a fast-growing startup

  • to work remotely whenever you want to

  • to enjoy our offices in the center of Lyon whenever you want to as well

  • to gather with the entire GitBook's team to share lunches and sweet breaks as we love food

  • to (sometimes) practice sports with GitBook's team

  • to work with "the coolest team on earth" !

  • to go on team off-sites twice a year (summer and winter)

What's next ?

  1. First, you need to send us your application to express your interest and we will review it (of course we'll get back at you whatever the decision)

  2. As the next step, our Talent Manager will call you so the both of you will be able to ensure there is a correlation between GitBook's expectations, the role and your own expectations.

  3. Then, you will have the opportunity to discuss with one of GitBook's founders about our story, our vision and ambition, and ensuring there is a fit with our culture and core values.

  4. Afterwards, you will be meeting with two members of our Product Team to share about role specifics such as required skills, knowledge, abilities as well as working environment, day-to-day life...

  5. Finally, you will have the opportunity to meet with the entire team to determine if we would like to work together on a daily basis and share drink/lunches after work.