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BlaBlaCar // long distance carpooling service
, Full Time       Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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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 85 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

As a software engineer in the Automation team your mission will be to design, build & maintain back-end services, hosting machine learning algorithms at scale, in real-time. The Automation Team builds data-driven algorithms, on various topics such as bus operations, marketing or fraud detection.BlaBlaCar is emerging as a major player of the long-distance bus in Europe.We develop algorithms to design & operate our large & complex bus network in an efficient way.

At BlaBlaCar, we operate marketing campaigns at scale in 12 countries, with a budget of tens of millions euros per year.The team automatizes & develops intelligence regarding every online marketing channel.

Finally, BlaBlaCar is a - constantly growing - 85 millions users community across the globe. In order to keep the experience nice & safe for our members, we must excel in preventing & fighting non-compliant behaviors.Machine learning algorithms developed by the team are powerful tools to achieve this goal.

We expect you to be a key-player in a cross-functional team, composed of software engineers, data analysts, data scientists, & data engineers.You will design, build & maintain back-end services, running machine learning algorithms at scale, in real-time.

You will contributeto:

  • Makingreal-time decisions using machine learning algorithms;

  • Handlingreal-time data using state-of-the-art technologies such as Kafka/Pubsub, Firestore, BigTable, Apache Beam (Dataflow) & event-driven FAAS architecture;

  • Communicatingwith the advertisers API like AdWords, Facebook/Instagram, VK

Our stack is composed of Java, Python, Go alongside Docker & Kubernetes.We use lots of GCP managed services & data stores like BigTable, FireStore, Dataflow...


What you will need to be successful at:

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

  • Good knowledge of service oriented architecture & architectural patterns;

  • Fluency in object oriented language development & eager to constantly learn new technologies;

  • Practical knowledge of ops tools & willingness to contribute in building a true DevOps environment;

  • Comfortable with change, uncertainty & a high velocity environment, experience of agile methods;

  • Curiosity & open-mindedness;

  • Team player with a hands-on attitude;

  • Product oriented mindset

  • Fluent English (both written & spoken), 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 (remote friendly)
  • Contract: Permanent contract

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
  • Bi-Weekly BlaBlaTalks when we learn from each other
  • Weekly Tech Demos

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 2weeks. If your application fits our requirements, we will invite you to a first call followed by twointerviews with analytical tests & case study.

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

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