Staff Engineer - Back-end (Python)

Luko is hiring!


Luko is the fastest growing Insurance in Europe and France’s #1 Neo Insurance.

Today, Luko's mission seems obvious: to transform insurance from an industry perceived as a necessary evil to a service that truly protects.

Beyond the protection of individuals, insurance must serve society. It should be an ally to the planet and to its environmental issues.

*We believe that insurance must be simple, transparent and useful.

Our obsession? Delivering an incredible insuree experience. Luko is not just about insuring, but also about preventing issues. We are building the best AI-powered technologies to avoid accidents in every European home.

In 5 years, we have convinced over 200 000 users to trust us. We are backed by some of the most incredible VCs (EQT Ventures, Accel, Founders Fund, Speed Invest, Xavier Niel, etc.) and raised more than 70M€ in Series A & B.

We are a team of 160+ ambitious & creative talents eager to reinvent an entire industry. We are looking for other impact-driven talents to scale Luko across Europe. We are committed to equal access to employment, inclusion and diversity within the teams.

Are you ready to join our journey?

Job Description

At Luko, Lukooms’ forces are divided into 5 tribes, set up on a product-based organisation. Each tribe constitutes several cross-functional squads (product + engineering + design) and executes towards its own roadmap for customer and business impact.

User Acquisition tribe focuses on Luko’s growth via the acquisition of new customers

Moment of Truth tribe aims at delighting our users throughout the whole life of their contract - claims included

New Launch tribe focuses on launching new products, services and markets

User Life tribe maximises customer touchpoints by creating engagement opportunities. They are a home care partner guiding customers to the right solution

Core Insurance tribe owns all the products and features in order to support Luko's Insurance activities, from regulation to tech

Your mission in the team:

Luko's mission is to protect homes while providing the best user experience. You will be in charge of that mission by working on our insurance and partner services.

By joining our back-end team as Staff Engineer, you will make an impact by:

  • Being a maker and ambassador of high-quality technical solutions across the entire back-end guild
  • Mentoring other back-end engineers helping them find solutions and grow
  • Implementing high-quality and well-designed technology solutions helping the back-end engineers to move faster, comply with operational metrics and minimise the change of creating technical debt
  • Collaborating with other senior engineers, CTO, VPE and guild leaders to strategise and develop a technology roadmap and strategy focusing on our long-term goals
  • Ensuring that best practices and architectural principles (decisions) are understood and followed by all engineers
  • Being a happy Lukoum :-)!

We have huge ambitions and we rely on you to help us make a difference for our users thanks to your technical knowledge and experience. 💪 We are very proud of the speed of execution at Luko. It is a key to our success and we count on you to pursue this through rigour and creativity.

Here are the back-end technologies we use - Python3 / Flask - SQLAlchemy - AWS / Lambda / ElasticBeanstalk / Zappa / S3 - MySQL / InfluxDB - Gitlab / CI-CD / Docker

Who are you?

  • You have 10+ years of experience in building scalable back-end systems with the DevOps culture in mind
  • You have 5+ years of experience in a senior engineering back-end role; preferably as a Staff Engineer in a customer-centric technology company.
  • You are an expert in Python 3 with broad experience using different frameworks especially those that are in use at Luko ☝🏽
  • You have expert level knowledge and experience building scalable systems and you are at home with designing and building micro-services.
  • (strong advantage) You are active in the Python community and have a public profile (GitHub or blogging).
  • You are a very comfortable with (a source for) various test strategies and best practices for building high-quality products.
  • You are frustrated in an environment without full e2e automation, excellent CI/CD and inability to ship continuously.
  • You have a strong track record of driving technology initiatives across product teams.
  • You are very comfortable working with other engineers helping them grow and become better at what they do.
  • You are pragmatic, open-minded, autonomous and able to get others along with you.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You are fluent in both spoken and written English

What we expect from you?

  • Design and implement systems and frameworks that can succeed long term
  • Consistently delivery high-quality work
  • Mentor other engineers in your team and other teams
  • Identify ways to reduce friction, distractions and unplanned work for yourself and others
  • Challenge other engineers to demonstrate healthy sense of urgency
  • Coordinate tools, frameworks and architectural decision-making within your team/chapter
  • Complete entire technical initiatives owning the e2e execution from identifying the problems to making the final decision
  • Connect the work done by you and the team to quarterly tribe and business OKRs
  • Investigate mistakes, identify the root causes and draw lessons learnt (FLS)
  • Be flexible and put customer needs first
  • Be active in the technical community (4+ publications annually) and positively contribute to Luko’s reputation

Recruitment Process:

  • Technical quiz
  • 1st Introduction call
  • Hiring manager interview
  • Technical case (discussed async)
  • Half-day Assessment day
  • Behavioural interview
  • Reference check & offer

What we offer:

  • Be part of the fastest growing insurtech in Europe
  • Be part of the #1 French scale-up to work for in terms of well-being
  • Nice perks (meal vouchers, unlimited days off, mental health support with etc.)
  • Evolve in a stimulating and challenging environment
  • Share and learn with a passionate and diverse team
  • Friendly team and offices in Paris and Madrid
  • Remote friendly (see our No Border Policy)

You’ve read all the way, you may as well apply!

Our company-wide communication language is English (written & spoken).
We would therefore appreciate it if you could send us your application’s content (CV, cover letter, portfolio…) in english. But if you can’t, a french-speaking Talent Acquisition Manager will review your application.

If you have any questions take a look at our Luko open handbook to find out more about who we are, what we do and how we work

Belonging: Diversity, Inclusion & Equity 

We believe inclusion is the result of ongoing commitment. We want to build an authentic environment, open to everyone regardless of nationality, physical ability, family structure, age, socio-economics, civil status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic origin, religion, belief or anything else that makes your life experience unique. We are continuously working to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment, where everyone has a space to thrive. You can read more about this in our handbook.


Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Experience: > 5 years
  • Possible full remote