Senior Product Developer

GitBook is a modern documentation platform sustained by some of the best SaaS europeans VCs (Point 9 Capital, Notion Capital, Fly VC). Our ambition is to empower team’s intelligence. We want to help teams work more efficiently by creating a single place to leverage their knowledge.

GitBook is now used by over 500,000 users and thousands of teams such as Adobe, Netflix, Decathlon, or Google. We’re working on an ambitious next product step to redefine “core team work” and we’re looking for a Senior Product Developer (based in Lyon or working remotely) to join our team and help us achieve on our ambition.

? What will you be doing ?

Our Product Developer Team’s mission is to implement the product vision while developing an outstanding experience for our customers. You will have a direct impact on our users and its very perceptible.

On a daily basis, you will be working on :

Development : You will be taking ownership on features development, working on the whole stack (even though each members of the Product Team has his/her own specialities), imagining new features to solve our customers problems, working on refactoring, bug fixes and flows that impact users.

Design: You will be able to imagine new features and share your ideas, usually by sketching things up and discussing about it with our designer.

Support: Every team member should be informed of the state of the product, and there is nothing better than having everybody on support. At GitBook, each Product Developer takes responsibility toward the end user to solve its problems on the application (in a reasonable way). Tools: ZenDesk, Sentry, Amplitude and Firebase logs.

How are you going to work within our team ?

We are working with short sprints (1 week) to create a great dynamic with our entire team. Sprints help us to tackle challenges and deliver on ambitious goals all together. We are also organising Product, Customers, Ops and Talent meetings every week in order to discuss about challenges on a high level and take a step back from our day-to-day.

You will be working closely with our entire Product Team and you will also have a lot of interactions with our Go-to-Market Team to discuss customers’ feedbacks, product roadmap…

If you want to get to know more about our team do not hesitate to have a look at our about page.

? What do you need to succeed ?

You will bring to the table :

  • your technical expertise as you are able to implement changes to the product on your own, build scalable technical solutions and maintain them over time.

  • your engineering experience as you know how to help engineering teams build faster better solutions.

  • your product oriented mindset as you are able to identify and solve problems as well as use cases for our users. You stay informed on UI, UX and competitors which enables you to improve the product by bringing innovative solution, taking design initiatives and challenging usage.

You will be an addition to our culture as :

  • you always Ambition (Aim Higher) the next step of your work, whether it’s building a feature, improving a team process, etc.

  • you have a deep sense of Ownership (Take control & Own it) as when you observe a problem, you don’t wait for someone to fix it, but you take the responsibility of fixing it.

  • you have a sense of Accountability (Be accountable to results) as you are focused on outcomes (not on efforts).

  • you Care (Give a shit) and empathises with customers as you take the time to understand their frustrations, needs, and root-problems. Which also proxy to the team as you help them achieve and learn; to better serve our mission.

  • you are able to Train (Grow yourself) as, when facing an unknown challenge, you learn from it to create leverage for the team.

  • you are Genuine (Say it and accept it) as you are candid, respectful and transparent in your communication.

  • you are a Team player (Leverage the team) as you acknowledge that leveraging the team and different skills enables to create an outcome that’s bigger than the sum of it’s part.

  • you are an Architect (Plan & Build) as you value building long-term solutions beyond simple day-to-day execution. You start new projects breadth-first, solve the broad easy problems first and then dive into the details.

? You will also appreciate :
  • ​health insurance

  • ? ​​lunch voucher thanks to Lunchr card (around 9e/day)

  • ​​ ? refund of your public transport subscriptions up to 50%

  • ? to have an impact by building a product that helps thousands of teams and users around the world

  • ? to move fast and learn in the challenging environment of a fast-growing startup

  • ? to work remotely whenever you want to

  • ? to enjoy our offices in the center of Lyon whenever you want to as well

  • ? to gather with the entire GitBook’s team to share lunches and sweet breaks as we love food

  • to (sometimes) practice sports with GitBook’s team

  • ? to work with “the coolest team on earth” !

  • ? to go on team off-sites three times a year

What’s next ?
  1. First, you need to send us your application to express your interest and we will review it (of course we’ll get back at you whatever the decision)?

  2. As the next step, our Talent Manager will call you so the both of you will be able to ensure there is a correlation between GitBook’s expectations, the role and your own expectations.

  3. Then, you will be meeting with two members of our Product Team to share about role specifics such as required skills, knowledge, abilities as well as working environment, day-to-day life…

  4. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to discuss with one of GitBook’s founders about our story, our vision and ambition, and ensure there is a fit with our culture and core values.

  5. Finally, you will have the opportunity to meet with the entire team to determine if we would like to work together on a daily basis and share drink/lunches after work.


GitBook started mid-2014 as an open-source tool for developers to build documentation. Today we empower teams of all sizes to build great internal & external docs.

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