People & Talent Manager


At Koyeb, our mission is to provide the fastest way to run APIs, full-stack apps, and event-driven workloads around the world with high performance and a developer-centric experience. We aim to dramatically reduce deployment time and operational complexity by removing server and infrastructure management for businesses and developers.

We are a team of 9 product-minded people obsessed with making developers' lives easier with a next-generation cloud platform.

We announced the Koyeb platform public preview in May 2022 and have built a community of over 15,000 developers worldwide.

We are focused on a developer-led approach, our acquisition is purely organic, and developer adoption is crucial to the success of our mission.

As a fully-remote distributed team, we hire all-around Europe and have offices in Paris & Lyon, France. We offer attractive compensation with equity.

We are funded by top-tier investors and have plenty of runway to build a tremendous experience for developers.

Job Description

We are looking for our first People and Talent Manager to build the foundations for a high-performing international team, drive organizational excellence, and develop smart talent management strategies to achieve our vision.

Our thing is making developers’ lives easier with the fastest way to deploy applications globally. The Koyeb Serverless Platform is completely managed: we take code, build it into containers, and run it inside of MicroVMs distributed across multiple continents.

We have built a developer community of over 25,000 members and are serving businesses all around the world. This is just the beginning and we’re growing super fast.

If this sounds interesting, keep reading!

What you’ll be doing

You’ll join an early-stage technology startup focused on product-led growth with a strong engineering culture. Your mission as our People and Talent Manager will be to build an outstanding culture in line with our values and hire the best talents to achieve our vision.

Our goal is to build a culture of feedback and continuous learning where individuals strive, perform, and grow to achieve our business goals. We care about individual growth and believe that organizational excellence is achieved by helping our team members grow both personally and professionally within Koyeb.

We’re a small team of 12 fully-remote people distributed across Europe and are hiring to be 19 in the coming 4 months. You will interact and work with our complete team across all functions including product, customer success, DevRel, and engineering.

You will:

  • Serve as a business partner to executives to drive strategy, policy, and culture initiatives

  • Develop and implement the overall people and talent strategy, aligning it with the company's objectives and growth plans.

  • Develop and oversee performance management processes, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and career development plans.

  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and professional development, identifying training needs and coordinating relevant programs and initiatives.

  • Lead efforts to create and maintain a positive and engaging remote work culture

  • Lead Talent acquisition and manage in-house and/or external talent partners

  • Lead onboarding processes to ensure new hires have a smooth integration into the company, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to succeed.

  • Design and execute effective talent acquisition strategies to attract top talent for product, engineering, customer success, marketing, and leadership roles

  • Ensure the Talent team relies on optimized and efficient systems and tools (including HRIS, ATS…)

  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with applicable labor laws and regulations.

  • Provide guidance and support to managers and employees on various HR-related matters, including employee relations, conflict resolution, and performance improvement plans.

  • Plan and coordinate travel for off-sites and team gatherings

  • Run payroll in France and across all countries where we have team members

  • Build and manage a strong employer brand to position Koyeb as an employer of choice within the technology industry

  • Craft all content to be shared publicly, also known as “build in public”, similar to our compensation strategy

  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in talent management, optimize our strategies with innovative tools and methodologies adapted for fast-paced technology startups

You will be the first People and Talent Manager. You will be working daily with our co-founder and CEO, Yann, and our executive team.

You’ll succeed if you:

  • Build the foundations to grow efficiently from 12 to 50 people distributed across Europe and the US

  • Drive career progress and personal growth to achieve business goals

  • Optimize our talent management strategies with tools and methodologies adapted for fast-paced high-performing technology startup

  • Lead talent acquisition and manage talent partners

  • Organize outstanding bi-annual off-sites and team gathering


As a general rule, if you join us, independent of the position, you should be comfortable with the following description of yourself. You:

  • have an international mindset and think global

  • are looking for a fast-paced environment

  • are ambitious and believe small teams can have a huge impact

  • are data-driven, you know decisions are more meaningful if they are based on data

  • are working as a team member

  • are autonomous and structured, are able and willing to write specifications/plans before implementing/executing

  • are striving for continuous improvement and learning

  • understand we work to improve the product for our users

More specifically, you:

  • Have proven experience (5+ years) as a People/HR Manager, Talent Manager, or a similar role, preferably in the technology industry or startups.

  • Are fluent in English and French

  • Have a solid knowledge of labor laws, compliance, and best practices in multiple countries including experience with French labor laws

  • Have experience in building a culture of feedback and learning, and performance management

  • Have a strong knowledge of talent acquisition and recruitment strategies, including sourcing techniques and employer branding.

  • Have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Have demonstrated ability to work in a startup, aka a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a high degree of autonomy and adaptability.

  • Have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail.

  • Have experience working remotely and managing distributed teams is desirable.

  • Have a passion for technology, cloud computing, and innovation.

How we work

This is a fully-remote full-time position - with the option to work from our main office in Paris, France, or in a co-working space near you.

We hire everywhere in Europe for this position and you should be less than 3000 kms/5 hours away from Paris, France as we meet once every 6 weeks there for an event we - super originally - call “Everyone in Paris”.

We believe being able to meet once every 6 weeks is a strong advantage to improve communication and brainstorming.


  • If you’re located in France, we provide standard full-time contracts with full-health coverage and standard benefits.

  • If you’re located in another country, we provide two options:

    • start with a 4 months independent contract and onboard you after that as a full-time employee with EoR service - we just need some time to understand your local regulation.
    • work indefinitely as an independent contractor - if local labor laws allow it

We’re looking for an experimented talent manager and the salary is between €60k and €70k, plus equity. This is the gross salary for France - for team members who are based outside of France, gross salaries are adjusted using the total cost as an employer, click here to learn more.

Some context about Koyeb:

  • We’re a really small team, currently 9 and probably less than 16 (in the whole company) when you will be joining. We’re composed of 90% of technical people and the resulting 10% catch the technical side.

  • We’re building a product used by developers and are interacting daily with our developers’ community - which are our users.

  • All our communications, internal and public, are in English. We are a global company, currently headquartered in France, Europe.

  • We’re prioritizing work that has a direct impact on user experience and expect you to think first about impact. Our long-term mission doesn’t change, but you need to be willing to work on a short-term roadmap evolving quickly depending on user feedback.

  • We’re an early-stage and full remote company. This is a demanding job that requires a high degree of autonomy and the ability to work asynchronously.

If these look like challenges you’d like to work on, continue scrolling

How we hire

We ask you to send us “something interesting” via the standard application form. Here are some guidelines on what we think is interesting:

  • Please explain why you would like to join us, a resume without any explanation is rarely interesting. This is sometimes called a cover letter but just think about it as if you would send an e-mail and explain why you think we should talk. A dozen of lines are sufficient.

  • An up-to-date LinkedIn/equivalent profile or resume is needed. We need it to have a quick overview of what you’ve done.

  • Open source projects you’ve worked on.

What we need to understand is how what you've worked on is relevant to what we’re building here at Koyeb. We don’t pay extensive attention to a standardized format and what the theory says but keep in mind that good written communication skills are crucial to working at Koyeb.

Preferred Experience


Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, Bruxelles
  • Experience: > 5 years
  • Possible full remote
  • Salary: between 60000€ and 70000€ / year