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Senior Software Engineer - Back-End



Software Engineering
Paris, France
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
PlayPlay is the video creation platform that enables marketing and communication teams to turn any message into a memorable video.
Since 2017, PlayPlay has been growing exponentially:
- 2500+ large and mid-sized companies across the globe (including two-thirds of the CAC40)
- 230+ employees in Paris, New York and Berlin;
- 65 M$ raised (series A and B);
- Member of the French Tech 120 and recently ranked #26 in the Top100 rising B2B Scale-up in Europe by Sifted!
PlayPlay is the company for you if you want to:
- Join a hyper-growth scale-up that allows you to invest in multiple projects and benefit from rapid evolution opportunities 🌱
- Work on a product loved by our customers (68+ NPS) and in constant improvement 🚀
- Learn from great colleagues in a positive work environment that thrives on ambition, drive, humility, transparency, and teamwork (our 4.6/5 rating on Glassdoor is proof of that!) 🤗
- Enjoy activities organized by the Happiness team (Music Quizzes, concerts, seminars, etc.) 🎉
- Work in a hybrid model remote/office and have additional four weeks of full-remote per year (overseas is allowed in any country with a time difference of 3 hours or less) 🖥️
We are backed by investors such as Insight Partners (HubSpot, Twitter), Balderton (Revolut, Aircall) and Point9 (Loom, Zendesk) who are helping us become the global leader in video creation. And to achieve this, we are looking for the best talent in the market!
Read more about "The 100 good reasons to join PlayPlay":
Are you an experienced Back-End Developer with a passion for cutting-edge technology? Join the dynamic Tech team at PlayPlay and play a key role in shaping the future of video creation!
Your Mission:
As a Senior Backend Developer, you will join Tech team of PlayPlay.
Your mission will be to develop solid and scalable back-end architecture and to contribute into making PlayPlay the worldwide leader in video creation!
You are a back-end developer ? You are looking for a company where product performance is at the core of the business model? You are eager to work on a truly innovative product?
Do not hesitate, APPLY !
Why PlayPlay?
If you thrive in an environment where product performance is the heartbeat of the business model and you're excited about working on groundbreaking products, look no further—apply now!
Key Responsibilities:

Delivering Value to Users:

  • Contributing to the codebase amelioration, implementing rock-solid API end-points, workflows and back-office features with PHP8 / Laravel
  • Designing and implementing Node.js jobs to generate PlayPlay videos if you fancy so
  • Working on R&D project related to video and AI - ex: subtitles, zero editing, … if you feel like it

Shaping PlayPlay information system and product by:

  • participating to upstream phases of software development - user tests, design reviews, story mapping…. - in tight collaboration with Product team
  • leading technical design workshops - architecture, data model, interface contract, video generation workflow, …

Contributing to Technical Stack Improvements:

  • Actively engage in pair-programming / code review and write unit and functional tests using frameworks like Jest, Cypress, and PHPUnit.
  • Promote best practices in architecture, tooling, and processes, such as clean code, DDD, SOLID, and functional programming.
  • Prioritize technical projects to enhance the solidity of PlayPlay's information system and tools.


  • you have got minimum 8 year of experience in back-end development
  • You are a team player who believes in collaborative solutions, with good communication skills
  • you had a significant exposure to a complex web project
  • you master one or several backend frameworks (Symfony, Laravel, Nestjs)
  • you are able to apply best software development practices like clean code, clean architecture, SOLID and all the object oriented programming concepts such as design patterns
  • you were exposed to cloud environment - AWS, GCP ou Azure


  • You have some devops affinities, and are used to Terraform, Docker, K8S, datadog
  • Possess curiosity and a passion for learning about innovative topics.
  • You have a fullstack mindset and don’t mind to also contribute to the frontend development
  • Are a self-starter with a solution-oriented, strategic, and thoughtful approach to your work.
  • Have an organized and ambitious mindset for team development.
  • Thrive in a fun and fast-paced environment.


  • Join a hyper-growth scale-up where you’ll be able to work on a huge variety of projects and benefit from rapid development opportunities. 🌱
  • Work with a simple and fun product that allows thousands of users to create THE format that everyone wants to see: video. 🎥
  • Learn from amazing colleagues in a friendly work environment that thrives on ambition, dynamism, humility, transparency and teamwork.
  • Participate in all the activities organised by our incredible Happiness Team (Blindtest, concerts, collective sports sessions, seminars, etc). ❤️
  • Enjoy the offices in the heart of Paris, in the Sentier (75002).
  • Work remotely, under conditions.


  • Creative: We don’t like to take ourselves too seriously — and we take this very seriously! Having fun and expressing our creativity is essential to what we do. We’re proud to do things differently at PlayPlay, where everyone gets the chance to innovate, craft, and make it happen.
  • User-first: Our customers are at the ❤️‍ of everything we do because a product is nothing without its users. So, we listen. We improve the platform. We listen again. And while we build the software, we build relationships — all with a personal PlayPlay touch
  • United: At PlayPlay, there are no egos. We’re motivated by what we can achieve together. Cross-team projects are our specialty and we support each other at every opportunity. With mutual respect, honest communication, and transparency, we come together to share our expertise and achieve our collective goals.
  • Ambitious: Yes, we’re humble as individuals. But together, we’re dreaming big. We’re not afraid to go fast and take risks: if Plan A doesn’t work, we go to Plan B, and so on.
  • Committed: We each take ownership of our subjects and put our personalities into our work. As a group of passionate individuals, PlayPlayers are prepared to give it all for the team. We expect the best from each other, but first, we expect the best from ourselves.
Creative: We don't do things the same way as others and we like that. It's that madness that gives everyone the freedom to innovate and follow through with their ideas.
User-first: Our customers are at the heart of everything we do because a product is nothing without its users and it is with its users that a product grows.
United: What motivates us is to succeed together. We are specialists in cross-team projects: it is by sharing our expertise and supporting each other that we achieve our goals.
Ambitious: We are not afraid to move fast and take risks. If plan A doesn't work, there are still all the letters in the alphabet. We learn from our experiences and adapt.
Committed: We take ownership of our projects, with responsibility. We are demanding of others but above all, we give our best.
At PlayPlay, we're committed to fostering an environment where diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Our goal is to attract and build a diverse, equal and inclusive team, where everyone feels welcome.
As an equal opportunities employer we make sure the application process and our workplace is for everyone.