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Head of Product Design

Paris

Vacancy opened 03-06-2020

Description

Company Description

At BlaBlaCar, we imagine a fairer, more open world of travel; where people are given the independence to connect with the places they love - and each other. BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community of 90 million drivers and passengers in 22 countries. With the recent integration of a Bus network, our aim is to become the go-to for shared road mobility.

Job Description

Why join us?

Our design team comes from a variety of countries and backgrounds, yet we all have one thing in common: passion for great design. We’re constantly challenging ourselves - whether it’s a user problem, a detailed craft challenge, or a collaborative framework; we’re always asking how we can make things better.

When asked what they like about working at BlaBlaCar, our Designers mention: “We design a service that has a true positive impact on people’s life“ “We’re proud of our diverse and international team” “We value challenge and building thoughtful solutions“ “We push boundaries of systemic and modular design”  “We work in a company with a strong design culture” 

Today, we’re looking for an experienced Head of Design to lead our 10+ talented designers in the Paris office. This includes Product design, Content strategy and User Research.

What you will do:

  • Business-oriented leader, you will balance a strategic perspective with the ability to make bold and actionable product changes decisions.

  • Bring a mix of strong management experience, processes driven leadership and systemic design mindset.

  • Raise the bar of innovation, craft, content strategy, prototyping, user research practices, delivery quality, and documentation.

  • Foster cross-functional collaboration by working hand in hand with product and engineering leaders to shape the product vision and roadmap. 

Qualifications

What you will need to be successful:

  • 10+ years experience as designer

  • 5+ years experience as design manager (leading at least 5+ designers)

  • Successful track record in hiring and mentoring Designers

  • Deep appreciation for elegant and thoughtful interfaces

  • Comfortable working in fast changing and ambiguous environment

  • Ego-free and eager to give and receive critique with a genuine interest in shipping the best products as a team

  • Fluency in English

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role:

  • Start: As soon as you are ready!

  • Location: Paris Center HQ

  • Contract: Long-term contract 

  • 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

  • Work-from-home policy

What is next 

If you’re ready to apply: 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 2 weeks. If your application and profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a phone interview, a case study and on-site 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

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