Lead Systems Engineer (Ops)

Engineering & Product – PARIS, FR
Department Engineering & Product
Employment Type Internal - Permanent employee
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

About the team 🚀

Smart’s software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that empower our customers to reach their digital business goals. They grow in a demanding environment that values performance and high-availability: our platform manages 200 000+ ad requests per second and our dataset is about 2 petabytes in Hadoop (more than 2TB additional data per day).

Our innovation team based in Paris and Nantes is composed by 70 straightforward and energetic individuals working in an Agile environment and ready to tackle the most complex technical challenges.

 Your mission 👇

Reporting to our Head of Infrastructure, you will join a team of stop-at-nothing individuals to implement all your ideas, and much more!


  • Lead and develop the Ops Engineers team that has a passion for reliability and performance. Be responsible for drafting a strategic plan with your team to design, build and improve parts of our infrastructure to address scaling needs and resiliency.
  • Ensure overall stability and capacity management of the core network infrastructure stack.
  • Maintain, scale and renew our mixed 800+ servers stack to address R&D demanding needs.
  • Prepare the transition to cloud ops and organize RFPs.
  • Maintain professional, efficient and cost-effective relationships with IT service providers.
  • Automate frequent network / server operations with a “devops approach”
  • Track production indicators.
  • Push your ideas on any new projects (cloud, virtualization, security…) being a source of innovation for the team.
  • Integrate business orientations and convert them into IT needs.

 About you  💪

  • You graduated from a Master Degree in Computer Science (systems, network, security)
  • Proven experience in building and developing high-performing technical teams
  • You have 5+ years’ experience as System Engineer on hybrid stack (Microsoft and Linux, switch, firewall, loadbalancing F5 / HAproxy) in a demanding production environment based on high availability and performance
  • You have deep understanding of network and security best practices
  • You are at ease prioritising tasks
  • You are a hands-on problem-solver able deal with several projects simultaneously
  • Fluent English is required

Why you should apply... 

  • 👫 We are one! At Smart, we care for our people. We are certified Great Place To Work and are constantly improving our working environment. Meet the team:  
  • 👍 Grow with us! You will work in a challenging and fast-paced profitable context with varied projects and get awesome opportunities to develop your skills and grow internally.
  • 👊 Leave your mark! Smart is a human-size company. Our employees thrive under autonomy and can easily have a strong impact on our business, customers and organization.
  • ✈️ Live global! You will work across countries & cultures through career path or Backpackers Program, our interoffice exchange program to boost employees’ collaboration.

  • 🎯 We are transparent! We speak with fact and data and have a true culture of feedback. We believe in an open world and show a strong sense of integrity both internally & externally.
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