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BlaBlaCar // long distance carpooling service
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019
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Company Description

BlaBlaCar's vision is to bring fairness, freedom & fraternity to the world of travel.

BlaBlaCar was created in 2006 with one dream in mind: fill the millions of empty seats on the road to create an efficient, affordable & friendly way to travel. Today, our global, trusted community counts 75 million members in 22 countries, enabling a smarter, large scale & truly sustainable transport network.

Born from a simple idea of people sharing their rides, BlaBlaCar's ambition is to become the go-to marketplace for shared road mobility. We offer long distance carpooling service, a commuting carpooling service, & since 2018 a marketplace bus service too. A filled bus emits one third of the emissions per passenger kilometer as an average car. So we want to fill those seats too!

In 2018, 84 million travellers used BlaBlaCar globally saving 1.6 million tons of CO2. Meanwhile we enabled human connections, bringing people closer together in more ways than one with 87% of members say that carpooling is an enriching experience.

BlaBlaCar offers a truly & unique international environment with a team counting 35 nationalities, serving a global member-base from 8 offices in Berlin, Kiev, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris (HQ), So Paulo, Warsaw. English is the official spoken language across BlaBlaCar. We are privately-held & founder-led. Our team of 500 employees is entrepreneurial, passionate, & fundamentally mission-driven.

Job Description

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing Trip Search Team, which today consists of 7 Senior Software Engineers & 1 Engineering Manager.

You will take part in building the heart of our new technical platform based on a state of the art service oriented architecture & contributing to build the algorithms behind the search engine that allow us to match millions of travelers together.

The core of our stack is composed of Java, Spring Boot, gRPC, ElasticSearch, Redis, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, & Kafka.

As a Software Engineer, you will regularly learn & contribute to the development of the stack by developing features & helping the team to build a cloud compatible architecture.

What you will directly contribute to:

  • Build new, exciting features in the engine that serves search queries on the BlaBlaCar platform & aims to find the best match between driver & passengers;

  • Integrate new bus providers' APIs in the search engine to offer even more means of transport to our members;

  • Participate in the definition of the features with the product & design teams to find the most relevant solutions for our members;

  • Participate in the migration of our stack to the cloud (GCP) & run our services in production as a full devops organization;

  • Participate in the definition of the architecture to find the best solutions to achieve high performance & reliability.


What you will need to be successful:

  • A first experience in software engineering with an object-oriented language;

  • Eager to learn new technologies;

  • Comfortable with change, uncertainty, & a high velocity environment;

  • Curious, autonomous, & collaborative attitude;

  • Product oriented mindset;

  • Fluent in spoken & written English, proficiency in French is a plus.

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role

  • Start: As soon as you are ready!

  • Location: Paris HQ

  • Contract: Permanent contract (CDI)

  • Compensation: Competitive package based on experience

What we offer all of our employees

  • The opportunity to have a meaningful impact, building a CO2-saving global travel network enabling strong human connections too;

  • A strong Fun & Serious company culture;

  • An international environment with a team counting 35 nationalities, serving a global member-base from 8 offices around the world (Berlin, Kiev, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris (HQ), So Paulo, Warsaw);

  • State-of-the-art office spaces, in a great location;

  • A start-up spirit grounded in agility & teamwork;

  • Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth & fast-paced environment;

  • Bi-Weekly team-all BlaBlaTalks to learn from each other;

  • Weekly Tech Demos, so that we're all up to date with where our product stands;

And some other great perks!

  • Free carpooling to live our value Be The Member;

  • Annual BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend;

  • Possibility to work from another BlaBlaOffice abroad for a week once a year (BlaBlaSwap);

  • The choice between the latest Mac or PC equipment;

  • Opportunity to attend Tech conferences in France & Europe.

What is next?

If you are ready to join our exciting journey, please apply below: upload your resume in English (PDF format) & answer our questions in English.

Kindly note that only complete applications will be reviewed by our hiring team & that all your information will be kept confidential.

You can expect us to review your application within the following 3weeks. If your application & profile fit our requirements,we will invite you for an HR & technical phone interview, a first technical exercise, & a round of onsite interviews.

BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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