Cloud Engineer

Paris or Remote from France /
Engineering – Infrastructure /
/ 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

By joining our Foundations team, you will be working alongside talented individuals grouped in small agile teams that each have strong ownership on their piece of these goals. The Foundations Team is composed of 4 squads: Core Infrastructure, Database Reliability, Engineering Productivity and Site Reliability Engineering. Together they offer the Software Factory, a portfolio of services helping BlaBlacar engineers to offer more services to our members reliably and fast.

The Core Infrastructure team (aka Core-Infra) is responsible for building and maintaining the low layer components and core services such as Kubernetes and Istio.  The team helps and supports BlaBlacar engineering to be efficient and confident in the way they leverage the infrastructure resources. To be able to maintain our growing infrastructure, infrastructure-as-code and automation are at the core of everything we implement.

Your responsibilities

    • Maintain the infrastructure stack up to date
    • Operations of CoreInfra services (Kubernetes, Istio…) in 24x7 shifts
    • Study and develop new Software Factory components and services in collaboration with BlaBlaCar engineering  to make the best use of the infrastructure
    • Set up new infrastructures as the business grow
    • Train teams on new practices as the services evolve

Our technical stack is composed of

    • Infra: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Docker, Kubernetes(GKE)
    • Automation: Terraform, Helm
    • Log/Metrics/Traces: Datadog
    • CI/CD: Git, Jenkins, Flux
    • Languages: Java, Python, Golang, PHP
    • Traffic management: Istio, Envoy, Nginx, Google Load Balancing

Your qualifications

    • Must have
    • 2+ years of experience on Kubernetes
    • Hands-on experience with an Infrastructure-as-code tool such as Terraform
    • Solid knowledge on system and network troubleshooting
    • Experience with Gitops principles
    • Fluent in English

    • Nice to have
    • Experience with a service-mesh
    • Development skills in Golang
    • Experience in multiple kubernetes clusters management
    • Experience with Service Level Objectives (SLO) and Error Budgets

    • 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 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 afterworks, 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

    • To know more, check out our 100 reasons to join BlaBlaCar!

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

What your journey will look like

    • 45-min video-call with Chloé, our TAM, to get to know you
    • 60-min video call with Jean Baptiste Engineering Manager of the Core & Infra squad
    • A technical test to do at home
    • 60-min technical debrief with 2 engineers
    • 30-min with Nicolas our VP Infrastructure & Operations
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.