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BlaBlaCar // long distance carpooling service
Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
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  Company Description

BlaBlaCar is the world's leading long-distance carpooling platform - a global, trusted community of 70 million drivers & passengers in 22 countries. The platform connects people looking to travel long distances with drivers heading the same way, so they can travel together & share the cost. With the recent integration of a coach network & a commuter carpooling service, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to for shared road mobility. Affordable, convenient & user-friendly, wherever there's a road, there's a BlaBlaCar.

Job Description

Why join us?

The Database Reliability Engineers, part of the Foundations Team are responsible for designing, building & maintaining BlaBlaCar's stateful infrastructure in a fast-paced environment. The team's work ensures that our community of over 60 million members uses a fast & reliable platform where databases are never a problem!

We think ahead. We move fast. We like bleeding-edge technologies. Oh & by the way: everything we run here is in containers, yes, even the databases !

What you will directly contribute to:

  • Designing, building & improving parts of our infrastructure to address scaling needs & resiliency in a fast-moving international environment;

  • Developing tools & services to ease the work of developers with the perfect trade between ownership & good practices consistency:

  • Designing & building systems to automate away problems;

  • Responding to, investigating & fixing service issues.


What you will need to be successful?

  • Relevant experience working in a system engineering role;

  • Comfortable with databases concepts (clustering, replication, indexing, backup strategy);

  • Familiar with & enthusiastic for polyglot persistence infrastructures (ElasticSearch, Cassandra, Redis);

  • Deep knowledge of Linux fundamentals;

  • Good coding skills in at least one programming language;

  • Passion for solving problems using open source software;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Proficiency in English, French is a plus (other languages are appreciated).

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:

  • A start-up spirit that fosters agility, teamwork & impact

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

  • An inspiring working environment including state-of-the-art office spaces

  • Free carpooling to live our value Be The Member

  • Annual BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend

  • Possibility to do a BlaBlaSwap once a year & go work from another BlaBlaOffice abroad

  • Bi-Weekly BlaBlaTalks when we learn from each other

  • Weekly Tech Demos

  • 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 4 weeks. If your application & profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a first call, 3/4 interviews & a test.

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

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