Technical Lead, Search

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


Leboncoin is a part of the Schibsted family; a world leading online classifieds business that reaches more than 200 million people each month in over 22 countries. Our brands include, OLX,, fotocasa, infojobs and Shpock to name a few.

Our brands are supported by tech hubs in Paris and Barcelona. Their goal is to develop common global product & innovation platforms which all of our brands can leverage; creating data and identity based ecosystems; empowering local entrepreneurs, delighting users, driving Schibsted’s future growth and helping us achieve our mission of creating perfect matches on the world's most trusted marketplaces.

Job Description

Search Engineering is a team comprised of highly skilled and senior engineers, experts in the search domain. The team plays an enormous role in helping us achieve our 'perfect matches' ambition as they are responsible for providing search capabilities as a service to all of our marketplaces across the globe. Along with developing and maintaining the in-house built search component, centred around Elasticsearch, the team collaborates closely with data scientists in charge of personalized search features. The team is also responsible for operations and monitoring. The performance of the provided service is very important.

As a Technical Lead, you will get to work on challenging topics where experience and skills matter. You will implement sensible, scalable systems and you will be asked to diagnose, resolve and prevent production issues. You will collaborate with the rest of the team and you build a strong shared technological and domain expertise. You will be part of a team with full control and ownership of its software.


  • Lead, and manage a cross-functional engineering team; to deliver, support, and maintain products in our data platform from conception to production.
  • Lead by example, write code, drive the system design, and push the envelope with innovative thinking.
  • Help enforce and continuously improve our software engineering practices, processes, and tools.
  • Empower and mentor team members to improve their craft, deliver high-quality products, and develop themselves.
  • Work cross-functionally to build a great engineering culture within MPI.
  • Raise awareness of Marketplaces Components within the technology community; through meet-ups, conferences, and open source contributions.

Preferred Experience


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience).Enthusiasm for solving interesting problems; with real intellectual curiosity and generalism.
  • Experience growing and leading teams.
  • Experience running mission-critical infrastructure in production, on-call rotas, and first and second level support.
  • Ambitious and self-driven. Ability to dive in and understand deep technical problems as well as comprehend team dynamics and set the technical direction.
  • You’re fluent in multiple development languages (static and dynamic), and willing to work mainly with Go, and also with other languages as necessary.
  • Experience with search engines – particularly Elasticsearch.
  • Experience working collaboratively with geographically distributed teams would be preferable (we have teams in Paris, London, Barcelona, and Stockholm).
  • Good written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills. Technical and business level English is a must.

Recruitment Process

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Additional Information

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