Confirmed Backend Engineer - Publish Squad

Confirmed Backend Engineer - Publish Squad

  • Paris
  • Permanent contract 
    Hybrid remote
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: Not specified

    This position was filled!

    Who are they?

    BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading community-based travel app enabling 26 million active members a year to share a ride in 21 countries. Its technology matches drivers with empty seats with passengers heading the same way, so they can share the cost of the trip. With the mission to be the go-to marketplace for shared travel, BlaBlaCar combines carpooling with bus journeys from over 4000 operators to offer a wide choice of affordable and sustainable travel solutions, all in one app.

    In 2022, BlaBlaCar’s trusted community connected 2 million meeting points worldwide and enabled 90 million human encounters. Carpool drivers saved 450 million euros, and all BlaBlaCar’s mobility services contributed to avoiding 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

    Job description

    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 us on building the backend Application Layer. You will work on technical challenges and product feature developments from early-stage conception, to development, testing strategy, deployment, and monitoring of new releases.

    Why should you apply for this role?

    Joining the Publish Squad is an opportunity to be part of a product-focused and Multi-Stack team which today consists in 6 Frontend Engineers, 1 Backend Engineers, 1 Product Manager, 1 UX Designer, 1 Quality Engineer and 1 Engineering Manager responsible for providing to our drivers the best-in-class experience for the management of their rides, bookings and travels with their passengers. Our team is composed of experienced people that have worked on Frontend and Backend platforms for several years. You’ll have the opportunity to work hands in hands with our backend and frontend developers to develop features of the squad. The job provides a lot of opportunities to learn and grow.

    Your Responsibilities

  • Design, architect and develop features on our Backend Application Layer that serves the carpool experience on BlaBlaCar's platform
  • Collaborate with Frontend engineers, Backend teams and non-technical stakeholders to help shape the features that you will ship
  • Be responsible for the quality of the application, and contribute to improving it
  • Share your knowledge in the team: provide documentation on your work, enforce good practices and processes, communicate on changes
  • Your Qualifications

  • You are fluent in Java and its frameworks such as Spring Boot, JUnit, and Mockito
  • You have hands-on experience with Git, Gradle, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • You have sound experience in MySQL or a similar database
  • Ability to find the good balance between fast iterations and quality of delivery
  • You have excellent communication skills, and you enjoy sharing & learning from others
  • You embrace change, are able to take a step back, and focus on added-value tasks
  • You have a results-driven and product-oriented mindset
  • Fluency in English
  • 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
  • 1 additional month 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
  • a 45-min video-call with your future 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 to assess your problem-solving skills through a Design exercise with two of our engineers.
  • 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.


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