Hardware r&d engineer (flex) - h/f


Powered by talented and passionate people working hard on democratizing the cloud, Scaleway, the 2nd leading European infrastructure cloud provider, is a multicultural company, rapidly growing into a global brand. We are present in 160 countries, with more than 300 employees of 18 nationalities.

We are a cloud computing pioneer delivering the innovative capabilities of modern multi cloud, covering a full spectrum of services for professionals: public cloud services with Scaleway Elements, private infrastructures and colocation with Scaleway Datacenter and bare Metal infrastructures with Scaleway Dedibox.

We place people at the heart of our purpose as an enabler of the internet. Our organization encourages responsibility, autonomy, commitment and thought leadership from our collaborators. Our premises are open spaces, conducive to exchange and interaction between individuals.

We believe it is our responsibility to be a positive force in society and to collectively design new systems for a better future. We want to increase access to the digital and technology industry. As our business scales, the customers we serve are increasingly diverse and global. Giving them an unbeatable experience is central to our business strategy. To better understand our customers and partners, we need a workforce that’s as diverse as they are.
Our Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy is a strategic asset for nurturing our future business growth, highly visible to our customers and partners. Scaleway has committed to take a proactive approach to develop the rich skills and competencies of all our workforce and to open up professional opportunities in creative and flexible ways, so that we can truly enjoy the rewards of working in a highly diverse, inclusive and global team, no matter the gender, religious beliefs or ethnicity.

Join a community of more than 300 passionate people and become part of a growing company rooted in the world of tomorrow.

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About the job

Hardware R&D is at a key meeting point between the Product and Operations teams, and contributes market insight to the Product teams vision in order to build and offer the best solutions to our customers. The Hardware R&D team is to qualify our company's offering that is designed and built by the Product, Hardware, and Operations teams.

Hardware R&D is a team of highly skilled individuals, with deep sensitivity to market stakes and new technologies. Our mission is to always be a few steps ahead to be able to offer best-of-breed solutions and help bring them to market. At Scaleway, Hardware R&D is part of the Operations team and your daily work will be intertwined with the Supply and Hardware teams’. Scaleway’s current production park comprises hundreds of thousands of servers and is growing rapidly. 

Reporting to the Head of HW R&D, your role will be to propose and assess technologies, design and run tests, and interpret results. You will play a key role in the growth of the Scaleway park as well as new product launches.

Profil recherché

  • Understanding of computer/server/network parts & hardware
  • Creativity, strong self-motivation, and organizational skills
  • Structured thinking, prioritizing and long-term planning skills
  • Communication/synthesis/documentation skills: being able to summarize all kind of information in an efficient and synthetic manner as well as popularization toward non-technical teams within Scaleway
  • Good people skills for meeting suppliers and conducting in-depth technological training internally and externally
  • Very good command of English & French

  • Understanding of benchmarking process
  • Mastery of all Linux-based environments, deep understanding of Linux (optional)
  • Basic knowledge of cooling, mechanical systems
  • Understanding of µarch, technological standards

  • Drive innovation for the whole company
  • Help design new and groundbreaking products for our customers
  • Identify opportunities for customer or internal cost reductions, performance improvement
  • Ensure high-level support and manufacturer implication
  • Help train all the teams on how hardware functions

  • Location 

    This position can be either:  
    - Based in our offices in Paris or Lille (France), partial remote is possible;
    - Frequent visits to the DC labs required.


    We treat every candidate equally in our recruitment process. Even if you don't meet 100% of the job’s requirements, we encourage you to apply and tell us why you would be a good fit!

    Questions about this job? Nathalie Tourbay, our Recruitment Team Lead, would be happy to answer your questions.

    Scaleway is a #singular place and we’re looking for #singular people. If you like what you see here and you’ve got a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you.

    About Scaleway

    Scaleway, leading multi-cloud service provider for startups and cloud-native projects is catering to the global market with the essential mix of cloud computing resources that is flexible, cost effective, reliable, secure and sustainably powered.

    Scaleway is one of the few European providers to have full ownership over its stack, with no dependence on three levels: data center design and operation, hardware and software infrastructure, IaaS and PaaS. Scaleway has a daring approach that challenges the status quo, its ecosystem is designed to leverage market standards to make things simpler: S3 compatibility, a rolling up-to-date Kubernetes and Terraform support.

    Scaleway is constantly growing around the world, and currently serves hundreds of thousands of clients in over 160 countries. Scaleway’s services are deployed via six data centers located in three regions: Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Warsaw (Poland).

    We are committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status.

    Find out more about working with us on Scaleway’s Career Page.

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    Document(s) :

    • Curriculum Vitæ