Staff Engineer - Back-end (Python)

Luko is hiring!

Job Description

At Luko, Lukooms’ forces are divided into 3 tribes, set up on a product-based organisation. Each tribe has its own roadmap with a product manager and a dedicated tech team: The MRR tribe that focuses on Luko’s growth via the acquisition of new customers, the NPS tribe is aimed at delighting our users throughout the whole life of their contract - claims included, and the TPM tribe that works on building the best connected devices and services to protect our homes.


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 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.

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:

  • 1st introduction call
  • Technical quiz
  • Hiring manager interview
  • Technical case (discussed async)
  • Assessment day (up-to four hours)
  • Behavioural interview


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
  • Benefit from a great equity plan
  • Nice perks (meal vouchers, unlimited days off, mental health support with Moka.care 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.

Additional Information

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