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Lead DesignOps

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 70 million drivers and passengers in 22 countries. With the recent integration of a coach 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. We’re constantly challenging ourselves - whether it’s a user problem, a small interface bug, or a way of working; we’re always asking how we can make things better.

When asked what they like about working at BlaBlaCar, our Designers mention: “We are involved early in projects”, “We rely a lot on data to make decisions,”  We’re designing a service that is actually changing how millions of people travel”, “We dive into fascinating topics like social interactions, trust mechanisms in different countries, value of comfort, or perception of time”, “We save a lot of time by working with our own design system”, “We work in a company with a strong design culture that embraces the value of UX”.

We’re always investing in our design team, and today, are looking for a DesignOps Lead to join us.

Check out some of our team's blog posts to learn more about how we work.

What you will contribute to:

  • Leading & inspiring a team of 2-3 senior individual contributors;

  • Setting standards, refining and operationalizing Product Design process in partnership with Leadership team;

  • Ensuring the Design Team is working well cross functionally with product and engineering colleagues;

  • Defining, maintaining and elevating high quality tools such as Design System & Prototyping

  • Overseeing Design Team budget, supporting team health & education;

  • Getting support functions such as Research and Content Strategy involved on the right projects, at the right time;

  • Facilitating team recognition by building a strong cross-functional collaboration and bringing visibility to Design work.

Qualifications

What you will need to be successful:

  • 5-8+ years of hands on user experience design or design project management

  • Previous experience in managing designers (or burning desire to learn how to)

  • Understanding the design process, as well as product development and engineering principles

  • Design System principles and Prototyping

  • Passionate about processes, workflows and systemic solutions

  • Tenacious and driven person

  • Calm in ambiguous and changing environment

  • Humility, structure, passion, sense of humor, and action-oriented attitude

  • Fluency in English

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

  • 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) 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 fits our requirements, we will first invite you to an interview call followed by a case study and 2 onsite 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