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BlaBlaCar // long distance carpooling service
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Thursday, October 31, 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 Senior Software Engineer to join our growing Monetization team, which today consists of 1 intern, 5 software engineers & 1 manager. You will take part in building the payment ecosystem of BlaBlaCar, & contributing to one of the cornerstones of our technical platform. We work on a modern stack (Java 11 + PHP 7, microservices, containers, GCP) based on a service oriented architecture, & we take pride in providing solutions that allow our colleagues to use the services we expose in an autonomous fashion.

Why join us?

To give you an idea, here are some of our upcoming projects:

  • Extend our existing payments service with new payment methods, & perpetuate its best-in-class implementation;

  • Implement the new monetization service from the ground up that will allow us to monetize new markets & new products;

  • Migrate all our services to a state-of-the-art solution hosted in GCP.

We believe that well performing services are ones that are followed by the same people throughout its application lifecycle. This means that you will be there from the early conception meetings, development & test strategy, to deployment in production, monitoring & support.

What you will directly contribute to

  • Participate in the design, development & maintenance of new Java services to contribute to our SOA migration;

  • Participate to the whole application lifecycle, meaning : early-meetings, conception, development, tests strategy, deploy to production, monitoring, alerting & support;

  • Implementing new means of payment in different countries;

  • Developing your skills around a sensitive element of the BlaBlaCar infrastructure;

  • Sharing development best practices with the team & mentor less experienced team members;

  • Interacting with people with different roles & backgrounds & share your technical expertise with a mix of technical, product & business experts.


What you will need to be successful

  • 5+ years experience in tech companies with a strong engineering culture;

  • Fluency in object oriented language development (mainly Java & PHP);

  • Good knowledge of service oriented architecture & architectural patterns;

  • Familiar with databases; especially relational ones like MySQL;

  • Knowledge of frameworks like Spring, Spring Boot, JUnit, Mockito, & MyBatis is appreciated;

  • Hands-on experience with developer tools like Git, Docker, Kubernetes, & the ELK stack;

  • Ability to find the good balance between fast iterations & quality of delivery;

  • Product oriented mindset with the ambition to deliver the best experience to the end users;

  • Curiosity & open-mindedness;

  • Team player with a hands-on attitude & sense of humour;

  • Fluent English (both written & spoken), & proficiency in French is a plus;

  • Previous experience in billing environment is always a plus, but far from being mandatory.

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);

  • 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 3 weeks. If your application & profile fit our requirements,we will invite you for a phone interview, followed by in-house interview sessions.

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

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