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Database Reliability Engineer

Paris

Vacancy opened 05-02-2019

Cassandra
Elasticsearch
Linux System engineering

Description

Company Description

BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community of 70 million drivers and passengers in 22 countries. The platform connects people looking to travel long distances with drivers heading the same way, so they can travel together and share the cost. With the recent integration of a coach network and a commuter carpooling service, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to for shared road mobility. Affordable, convenient and 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 and 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 and reliable platform where databases are never a problem!

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

What you will directly contribute to:

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

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

  • Designing and building systems to automate away problems;

  • Responding to, investigating and fixing service issues.

Qualifications

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 and 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 and impact

  • Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth and 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 and 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 and Europe

What is next?

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

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

You can expect us to review your application within the following 4 weeks. If your application and profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a first call, 3/4 interviews and a test.

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

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Benefits

BlaBlaBreak: yearly activity gathering all local team for a weekend together.
BlaBlaBreak: yearly activity gathering all local team for a weekend together.
BlaBlaParty
BlaBlaParty
BlaBlaSwap: yearly office swap in another BlaBlaCar office of your choice
BlaBlaSwap: yearly office swap in another BlaBlaCar office of your choice
BlaBlaTime: weekly global meeting where each team presents its main focus and activities
BlaBlaTime: weekly global meeting where each team presents its main focus and activities
Breakfast
Breakfast
Holidays
Holidays
International Weeks: each six months all local teams get together in the Paris HQ for a week
International Weeks: each six months all local teams get together in the Paris HQ for a week
Onboarding Week in Paris HQ
Onboarding Week in Paris HQ
Team Building Weekend
Team Building Weekend
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