Hi all! I’m Nicolas and I just joined Padok as a VP of Engineering for a couple of months... Prior to Padok, I held various management roles for several years at Back Market or BlaBlaCar, dealing with remote teams, fast growth pace problematics and Tech Culture development. Before that I was a backend developer for 10 years within small startup and 2 major web companies in France: Meetic (Match.com) and Viadeo. Today I’m focussing on the quality of our projects and how we can share the learnings within our different teams at Padok. I’m also in charge of a wonderful family of 3 children with my wife and I’m living around Paris in France ;)
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Head of Engineering
Oct 2020 - current
I am leading the Bucks Tribe in charge of everything related to Money exchanges at Back Market. We are facing our Customers (B2C) and our merchants (B2B) to make our refurbished product marketplace the best one! My mission is to provide a seamless experience to our users across the world and support the amazing growth of our activity.
Senior Engineering Manager
Jan 2019 - Sep 2020
Starting in 2019 at Back Maket, my first mission is to manage the "Bucks & Shipping" and "Customer Satisfaction" teams by assuring their growth and well-being. I will also help the development of our Tech Employer Brand and live our unique culture.
Mar 2014 - Jan 2019
Management of several development team (Growth, Mobile, Payment, etc.)
Jan 2005 - May 2007
Creation of the mobile version of Meetic service. Adaptated and optimized for multiple mobile devices. Integration of European operators payment platforms (Vodafone, Movistar, Swisscom, O2, etc.) using various technologies (Java, SOAP, etc.) and high QoS constraints (availability and response time). In May 2007, Meetic's mobile business accounted for 6% of the total turnover of the company. Scope: \- High growth company \- Web technologies (PHP, MySQL, WML, OML, PML, etc.) \- High levels of interractions with European mobile operators
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
As a junior developer, designed and developed the mobile version of a chat messaging system. Integrated of “Gallery” payment platforms (by Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom operators). Implemented of statistical tools on usage and availability. Scope: \- Small structure (less than 10 employees) requiring great autonomy \- Learning skills on web technologies (PHP, WML, xHTML) and database (MySQL)
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