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.
Why join us?
BlaBlaLines is the carpooling service by BlaBlaCar focused on commuting. It is actively being developed & tested in France & Switzerland.
You will join a small team of engineers operating in true agile style at an early stage in the project. The current project goal is to iterate quickly & take over the commuting carpooling market.
Our team is composed of experienced people that have worked on successful services before. The job provides a lot of opportunities to learn.
What you will contribute to:
Lay down the product roadmap in collaboration with the product & the UX team;
Support new features by creating API endpoints in the backend (Python 3, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, ElasticSearch, OSRM, Redis, Kafka);
Adapt existing implementations to growing scalability challenges, & actively fight tech debt via tooling & code reviews;
Maintain the infrastructure of the backend (GitHub, Jenkins, AWS, Docker, Prometheus, Kibana);
Respond to production issues as they arise.
What you will need to be successful:
At least 2 years of experience with Python, or at least one high level language (Java, C#, Go, etc.) & a willingness to learn Python;
Strong computer science background (database design, algorithms & data structures, networking, abstractions, security);
Fluent in English.
And it would be nice (not required) if you had:
A few practical details about the role
- Start: As soon as possible !
- Place: Paris
- Contract: Long-term contract
- Salary : According to profile & 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 & bus rides to live our value Be The Member.
BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend every 18 months
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 3 weeks. If your application & profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a first call followed by 3/4 onsite interviews.