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Senior Backend Engineer (Image Recognition) at Adevinta (Paris, France)

Job Description

Our brands are supported by tech hubs in Paris and Barcelona.  Their goal is to develop common global product & innovation platforms which all of our brands can leverage; creating data and identity based ecosystems; empowering local entrepreneurs, delighting users, driving Adevinta's future growth and helping us achieve our mission of creating perfect matches on the world's most trusted marketplaces.

Image recognition is essential to many of the services we offer, for instance to understand what sellers are posting to our marketplaces and help buyers find specific items they are interested in.  The image recognition team in Adevinta works with solving problems like these and many more.

We are currently looking for an experienced Backend Engineer to join our band new image recognition team, known as Cognition,  in our Paris office. As a member of Cognition you will be part of developing modern computer vision technologies based on deep learning algorithms at scale for our brands around the world, for a variety of purposes, such as classification, meta data extraction, search and discovery, and understanding and moderating content.  You will also have the opportunity to learn from and share knowledge with other data scientists and engineers across Adevinta.

We encourage a diverse, collaborative and creative work environment, where you will develop and push for the state-of-the-art in image recognition at the same time as building reliable and highly scalable services.


  • Engineer and implement highly scalable and reliable systems, using the best development practices and tools.  

  • Help define our development environment, and communicate the best development practices within the organization (i.e. code reviews, testing, etc).  

  • Continuously monitor the quality of our systems, design measurements to monitor their health (both the engineering systems and data quality).  

  • Work closely with other teams (Data Science, Product and UX) at Adevinta to drive product development. 

  • Work closely with data engineers/scientists in own team and use machine learning to build and productionize models that power our services


  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or any quantitative field.

  • Experience with development in programming languages such Python, Scala, Java etc.

  • Some experience with cloud solutions such as AWS, Kubernetes or similar

  • Interest in keeping abreast with machine learning and field of image recognition

  • Proven track record of shipping technology while dealing with ambiguity, managing cross-team dependencies and relationships

  • Familiarity with devops, concurrent/multi-threaded programming, or distributed systems are all advantageous.

  • Experience with Spark, TensorFlow, Terraform, etc and familiarity with current state-of-the-art in image processing and recognition is a plus

Additional Information

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. If any of the above ticks your boxes, then why not Apply Now to find out more