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Deputy CTO BtoB Ukraine

Kyiv

Vacancy opened 23-06-2020

Description

Company Description

BlaBlaCar was created in 2006 with one dream in mind: fill the millions of empty seats on the road to create an efficient, affordable and friendly way to travel. Today, our global, trusted community counts 87 million members in 22 countries, enabling a smarter, large scale and 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 a long-distance carpooling service, a commuting carpooling service, and a long-distance bus service. 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 2019, 100 million travelers 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 believing  carpooling to be an enriching experience. 

BlaBlaCar offers a unique international environment with a team counting 40 nationalities, serving a global member-base from 8 offices in Berlin, Kiev, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris (HQ), São Paulo and Warsaw. English is the official spoken language across BlaBlaCar. We are privately-held and founder-led. Our team of 700 employees is entrepreneurial, passionate and fundamentally mission-driven.

Job Description

Why join us?

We are looking for a seasoned Deputy CTO to support our BtoB Engineering team based in Kiev and strengthen the bridge through smooth communication between our BtoB CTO and other executives and teams (Product, People, Marketing, Finance, Customer Relations and Legal) across BlaBlaCar, enabling effective cross-functional collaboration across the company. As the right-hand person of the CTO, you will be responsible for building relationships and processes, and ensuring all teams work smoothly together in an agile way. 

You will report to the BtoB CTO based in Kiev.  

What you will directly contribute to:

Communication

  • Ensuring communication alignment between the Busfor B2B team and the relevant departments of the Central office: we will rely on you to communicate and collaborate with the Paris based engineering teams

  • Articulating and communicating technical challenges to cross-country stakeholders, contributing to the roadmap, both for your teams and for the Pro Partner engineering department

Product management

  • Performing the transformation of the existing project management processes to the standards of BlaBlaCar

  • Managing current B2B product development projects

  • Organizing training of product/project managers to improve both the efficiency of the project management process and the value of the product for the business unit

Management 

  • Creating and nurturing a culture of collaboration, performance, and accountability across the teams

  • Supporting the Tech Management team governance (running weekly Engineering Management team meetings, ensuring communication of the key decisions and following-up on action)

Qualifications

What you will need to be successful:

  • 8+ years of experience having managed engineering teams and geographically distributed projects

  • 7+ years of overall software development lifecycle experience and product management experience

  • Significant cross-functional project experience, working with many stakeholders across countries (France - Ukraine - Russia or others)

  • Strong track record in technical contribution, ability to challenge technical solutions

  • Hands-on, detail-oriented, pragmatic and collaborative attitude

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to influence others

  • Comfortable with change, uncertainty and a high-velocity environment

  • Fluent in English & Ukrainian 

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role

  • Start: As soon as you are ready!

  • Location: Ukraine - Kiev Office

  • Contract: Permanent contract

  • Compensation: Competitive package based on experience 

  • Business Trips: this position will include regular trips to Paris, France

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), São Paulo, Warsaw)

  • A start-up spirit grounded in agility & teamwork

  • Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth and 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)

  • 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 3 weeks. If your application and profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for an interview with a Talent Acquisition Manager followed by a series of interviews.

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