Junior Java Backend Engineer - Discover Squad

Paris or Remote from France
Engineering – Back-end /
Permanent /
About BlaBlaCar
BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading community-based travel app enabling 26 million members a year to carpool or travel by bus in 21 countries. Our team of 800 employees counts over 50 nationalities and is spread across our 5 global offices, 30% working fully remotely.

Your Mission

Making a good first impression is key when you meet someone new. At BlaBlaCar, this is the job of the Discover squad.

Whether it’s the home page or specialized landing pages, the mission of the squad is to gather all the trips available on BlaBlaCar (carpool, bus and soon trains), enrich them with useful information for the users and render these pages in the blink of an eye (think blazing fast response and web performance).

As a Junior Java Backend Engineer, your role will be to contribute to the platform we use to deliver scalable and reliable landing pages
You will be reporting to Charlotte, Engineering Manager, and working with a team of 3 frontend engineers, 3 backend engineers and one product manager.

Your responsibilities

    • Participate in the design, development and maintenance of our Java microservices that serve landing pages on the BlaBlaCar platform
    • Contribute in all phases of a project, meaning: discovery, development, test strategy, QA, deployment to production, without forgetting observability and support
    • Collaborate with product and design teams to  find the most relevant features for our members
    • Interact with people with different roles and backgrounds, and sharing your technical expertise with a mix of technical, product and business experts

Your qualifications

    • You have a first experience in Java and its frameworks such as Spring, Spring Boot, JUnit and Mockito and in databases (MySQL and SQL)
    • 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, team player and motivated to learn.
    • Ability to take ownership, aligned with business priorities
    • Full working proficiency in English
    • Fit with our BlaBlaPrinciples

    • Nice to have: some knowledge or prior experience with Docker, Kubernetes and Datadog, agile practices

What we have to offer

    • Full remote possible in France (+ access to BlaBlaCar co-working spaces in Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lyon, Nantes and Sophia Antipolis)
    • 4 additional weeks on top of legal maternity leaves
    • Financial support for home office equipment
    • Minimum 25 days holiday per year 
    • Local meal plan policy (Swile card)
    • 50% transportation paid (Forfait Mobilité Durable)
    • Relocation package and visa support
    • Free unlimited carpooling & bus rides
    • Personal growth via trainings, mentorship, and internal mobility programs
    • Employee Stock ownership plan
    • Regular team building events
    • Mental health support through Moka.care
    • 1 day off per year to test our product
    • Annual budget for Sport & Cultural activities (180EUR reimbursed)

Interested in joining the ride?

    • a 45-min video-call with Marion, Talent Acquisition Manager to get to know you, understand your career expectations and answer your questions
    • a 60-min video-call with Charlotte, Engineering Manager, to discuss your experience and share more details about the team
    • a 90-min live coding session with software engineers
    • a 60-min design case (optional) with software engineers, going deeper into your technical skills in problem solving
    • a 30-min video-call with Gilles, VP Engineering Demand, for vision fit and rounding off the process

    • Our hiring process lasts on average 25-30 days, offers usually come within 48 hours.

      Not sure yet? 
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 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.