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Software Engineer Backend - BlaBlaCar Pro in Paris


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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

BlaBlaCar is launching a new business line that is set to fuel tremendous growth for the company. By joining the new BlaBlaCar Pro team, you will have the unique opportunity of joining a new vertical at BlaBlaCar and of helping us become the #1 destination for road transport. We are looking for someone who has the motivation to join a truly entrepreneurial adventure and the skills to turn BlaBlaCar Pro into a world-class technical platform and product!.

Within the BlaBlaCar Pro team, you’ll be building the heart of our new technical platform dedicated to our bus transport partners. We are building a brand-new ecosystem based on a service oriented architecture that aims at helping bus transport professionals to manage their offers and quality of their service on our marketplace.    

As Engineer, you will lead the design of our solutions, making sure they are robust and scalable. You’ll contribute to the development of new features, you’ll mentor younger engineers and bring technical expertise to our product and business experts.

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 new applications dedicated to bus partners;

  • 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)

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


What you will need to be successful:

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

  • Fluency in Object-Oriented language development (JAVA is a plus) 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, Rabbit MQ, is a plus.

  • Startup mindset where iterating fast and delivering with quality is key to the success of the project

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

  • Hands-on, pragmatic and collaborative attitude

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

  • A fun and serious attitude

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 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 two weeks. If your application and profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a phone interview, followed by two/three in-house interview sessions 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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