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Software Engineer Backend - BlaBlaCar Pro

Paris

Vacancy opened 27-06-2019

Elasticsearch
Java
MySQL
Spring

Description

Company Description

BlaBlaCar’s vision is to bring fairness, freedom and 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 and friendly way to travel. Today, our global, trusted community counts 75 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 long distance carpooling service, a commuting carpooling service, and 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 and 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), São Paulo, Warsaw. English is the official spoken language across BlaBlaCar. We are privately-held and founder-led. Our team of 500 employees is entrepreneurial, passionate, and fundamentally mission-driven.

Job Description

Why join us? 

In order to constantly improve its usage and service, BlaBlaCar has launched recently a new business line that is set to fuel tremendous growth for the company. By joining the BlaBlaCar Pro team, you will have the unique opportunity of joining a new vertical at BlaBlaCar and of helping us become the n.1 destination for road transport.

Within the Pro team, we are building the heart of our new technical platform dedicated to our bus transport partners. A brand-new ecosystem based on a service oriented architecture that aims at helping worldwide bus companies to sell trips and manage their offers on our marketplace.    

By joining our experimented and talented tech team, you’ll contribute to the design and development of new services for bus professional, making sure they are robust and scalable. You’ll build new platform features and you’ll manage the integration of new bus partners APIs. Thanks to your technical expertise and your communications skills you’ll work closely with our product and business experts as well as tech teams our partners.

What you will directly contribute to:

  • Reporting to the Engineering Manager, in a team of 5 engineers (to date);

  • Building a robust and scalable backend that support BlaBlaCar websites and mobile apps, as well as connexions to external bus partners systems;

  • Taking part in the design definition of the services and their APIs to ensure they are scalable, robust and easy to use;

  • Interacting with multiple internal stakeholders (product managers, business analyst, data scientists, etc) and external bus partners tech teams;

  • Deploying and operating your services to production and ensuring they are performing as expected through monitoring and instrumentation.

Qualifications

What you will need to be successful:

  • 3+ years of experience in engineering teams within tech companies;

  • Strong proficiency in Java (Spring) and Object-Oriented development;

  • Open and eager to constantly learn new technologies;

  • A first experience in a Service Oriented Architecture ecosystem as well as other technologies such as PHP/Symfony2, MySql, ElasticSearch, Kafka, is a plus;

  • Be humble, structured, organized, motivated by innovation and a relentless doer;

  • Enjoy working as a team-player and learning from others;

  • Product-oriented spirit with the ambition to deliver the best experience to end-users;

  • Fluent in spoken and written English, proficiency French is a plus.

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role:

  • Start: As soon as you are ready!

  • Location: Paris

  • Contract: Long-term contract

  • Compensation: Competitive package based on experience

What we offer all of our employees:

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  • 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)

  • 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 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 (for Tech only) 

Opportunity to attend Tech conferences in France and Europe (for Tech only)

  

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 X weeks. If your application and profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a (list the different steps of the process here). 

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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