Back-end Engineer - Java

Paris or Remote from 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 Backend Software Engineer to join the Engage team, responsible for BlaBlaCar’s communications and user engagement on a backend level.

The team mission is to smooth the communication towards and between members to strengthen their engagement. Our responsibility is to be the guarantor of the reliability of the existing platform (performance, security & bugfix) that runs our code on a daily basis for over 100 millions members.

​​As a Software Engineer, you will contribute by developing features and helping the team to build a cloud compatible architecture (Kubernetes/GKE). You will help to build a better notification system, while controlling its operating cost, and contribute to applications written in modern PHP and modern Java. This is a crucial component of the BlaBlaCar experience, as many flows are asynchronous and rely on notifications.

Your Responsibilities

    • Pursue the migration to a fully service oriented architecture by helping building and extract new services from the existing monolith
    • Maintain the existing platform
    • Participate in the definition of the features with the product and design teams to find the most relevant solutions for our members
    • Participate in the definition of the architecture to find the best solutions to achieve high performance and reliability

Your Qualifications

    • You have a first significant experience in engineering teams within similar tech companies
    • You are comfortable with both Java, especially the SpringBoot framework
    • Basic knowledge of PHP or Kafka is a bonus
    • You are comfortable with change, uncertainty, and a high velocity environment
    • You are curious, autonomous, and collaborative attitude
    • You are fluent in spoken and written English, proficiency in French is a plus

What we have to offer

    • 🌎 An international environment with over 45+ nationalities
    • ⚖️ A hybrid, flexible workplace with family-friendly policies
    • 💡 Learning opportunities via access to training, mentorship, internal development programs, or our weekly team-all BlaBlaTalks and Tech & Product Demos
    • 🤝 Team-building events like our weekly after works, breakfasts, our annual Coding Night or Impact Day
    • 🌱 A product and a workplace with a strong commitment to sustainability
    • 🧭 Shared BlaBlaPrinciples that are the foundation of our culture and everyday decisions

We are dedicated to flexibility, growth and well-being at work

    • Full remote possible in the country of the role
    • 4 additional weeks parental leave 100% paid
    • Financial support for home office equipment
    • Relocation package and visa support
    • Free unlimited carpooling & bus rides
    • Employee Stock Ownership plan
    • Minimum 25 days holiday per year
    • Local meal plan policies (Swile card in France)
    • 50% transportation paid in France (Forfait Mobilité Durable)
    • Mental health support through

Here’s what your hiring journey will look like

    • a 45-min video-call with our Talent Acquisition Manager
    • 90-min video call with two of our engineers to run a Live Coding exercise along with a code review
    • a 60-min video call with a team member to assess your problem-solving skills through a Design exercise with two of our engineers
    • a 60-min video-call with a team member, to get to know you and answer your questions
    • a 30-min video-call with a VP Engineering, to assess your growth mindset
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.