Sébastien Rupin was appointed CTO in October 2019.
Discover, in his interview, his career history, his role at Keepeek and his challenges in 2020!
I started working in 1998 as a developer. Pretty soon I became a project manager in a software firm. In 2006, I left to join Pages Jaunes as a programmer within a large team. Three years later, I became the head of the development team, two years after that the integration team, and then also the quality assurance team.
This is what attracted Keepeek to my profile: that multi-team aspect. I joined Keepeek to manage only the integration team, but with the aim of managing other entities later on. After three months, I took over the management of the quality assurance team because we needed to start implementing automation. In March 2019, I also took over the support team, which is closely linked to quality assurance.
When I arrived, I took charge of a fairly young integration team that was very focused on the execution of tasks. I quickly started to establish a culture of continuous improvement and reassessement of practices. What could we change to go faster? What difficulties did we face on a daily basis?
I also wanted tobring an overall consistency to the team: where everyone in theteam can do a little bit of everything, help each other, and break down theobstacles. They really liked this idea. It encouragedautonomy, in an environment based on trust.
Regarding quality assurance, I began the test automation work, essential to keep up with the pace of Keepeek's ever increasing velocity.
In October 2019, we decided, along with Keepeek management, to create a technical direction for a better coordination of all the technical teams (integration, R&