Junior Backend Software Engineer - Search (Hybrid or Remote in France)

Paris, France /
Engineering – Back-end /
/ Hybrid
About BlaBlaCar
BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading community-based travel network, connecting over 100 million members across 22 countries looking to carpool or travel by bus. By sharing rides and filling empty seats on the road, our community avoids 1.6 million tons of CO2 emissions every year (as if Paris was free of road traffic for a year!)
We are a global and diverse team of 700+ people with 45+ nationalities, and headquartered in Paris. We’re constantly looking for new ways to leverage technology to create a more affordable, convenient, flexible and sustainable way to travel. And we are always on the lookout for people who care about making a positive impact.

Your mission

We are looking for a junior backend Software Engineer to join the Search squad, where you will specifically focus on Search users' experience in our product. Your role will be to contribute to delivering a scalable and reliable Search aggregation platform.

Your responsibilities

    • Participating in the design, development and maintenance of our Java microservices that serves search queries on the BlaBlaCar platform
    • Participating in the whole application lifecycle, meaning: early meetings, design, development, test strategy, deployment to production, observability and support
    • Developing your skills around a sensitive element of the BlaBlaCar infrastructure
    • Participate in the definition of the features with the product and design teams to find the most relevant solutions for our membersInteracting with people with different roles and backgrounds, and sharing your technical expertise with a mix of technical, product and business experts

What's make you a great fit

    • You have a first experience in Java and its frameworks such as Spring, Spring Boot, JUnit, and Mockito.
    • You know what service-oriented architecture looks like, and you can determine when to apply a given architectural pattern.
    • You have good communication skills, you’re humble, and you are a team player with a sense of humor
    • Fluency in spoken and written English
    • Some knowledge or prior experience with Docker, Kubernetes and Datadog is a plus.

    • If you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you’d still be a great fit for this role in your application!

What we have to offer

    • 🌎  An international environment: over 35 nationalities across 7 countries: France, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, Russia, Brazil, Poland.
    • 💡 Opportunities to learn: 360 onboarding weeks, weekly team-all BlaBlaTalks to learn about what other teams are up to, International Weeks to mingle with other offices, regular Q&A sessions with our leadership, honest discussions about our company KPIs, ‘Fail, Learn, Succeed’ moments where we destigmatize and share moments of failure with others.
    • 🚀  Innovation: Coding Nights to pitch ideas outside our roadmap and make development dreams come true, weekly Product & Tech Demos and blogs to share engineering stories, access to top conferences across Europe.
    • 🌱  Impact: building a product that has a real impact on society and the environment, and sharing an office culture that prioritizes low-waste and eco-friendly practices.
    • 💜  People-first: wind down from work at our BlaBlaShows, BlaBlaBreak retreats, weekly breakfasts and afterworks (when the sanitary conditions permit it) or meme battles on Slack.
    • 🧭  Shared company principles that guide us in our everyday decision-making and bring us closer to our goal. Find out more about our BlaBlaPrinciples.

Your future benefits

    • 🏡  Tailor-made remote policy: from 2 days per week to full remote (to be discussed with the Talent Acquisition Manager during the first call).
    • 💰  A fair & competitive salary package
    • 🎈 Holidays: 10 days off in addition to the legal 25 days
    • 🌍  Relocation package and visa sponsorship to welcome you wherever you are currently based
    • 👶  Parental policy (we are a signatory of the #ParentalAct)
    • 🎒  Trainings & career development programs
    • 🚗  Free carpooling & 🚌 bus-rides wherever whenever

Here’s what your hiring journey will look like

    • a 45-min video call with Chloé, our Talent Acquisition Managers to get to know you, understand your career expectations, and answer your questions
    • a 60-min video call with Emanuele, the Engineering Manager to get to know the team and the projects you will be working on
    • a 90-min video call with two of our engineers to run a Coding Live exercise along with a code review
    • a 60-min video call to assess your problem-solving skills through a Design exercise with two of our engineers
    • a 45-min video call with Gilles, our VP Engineering to give you a more strategic view on our engineering directions

    • Usually, our hiring process lasts 30-35 days, and offers usually come within 48 hours.
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.