Engineering Manager - Booking Squad

Engineering Manager - Booking Squad

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

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    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.

    Having a smooth user experience is key when you book a trip online. At BlaBlaCar, this is the job of the Booking squad.

    As Engineering Manager of the Booking squad, your mission is to lead a team of mobile and Web engineers to build the best booking experience for our users.

    Whether it’s to book a carpool, a bus seat or soon a train ticket, the job of the Booking squad is to make it easy and safe for our users to configure and purchase their trip.

    To achieve your mission, you and your team will work with a Product Manager, a Product Designer, a Data Analyst and a QA specialist.

    Your responsibilities

  • As the Engineering Manager of the Booking squad, you’ll be responsible for:Defining with your Product Manager the team’s OKRs and the roadmap to achieve them
  • Making sure that the projects are properly scoped and defined (high level architecture, delivery and roll-out plan, etc.)
  • Ensuring that the team delivers the technical solutions to achieve the team’s OKRs while matching our standard of quality.
  • Collaborating with other product and engineering teams to provide and receive the proper support and achieve cross-team objectives.
  • Managing team organization, staffing, hiring, career and personal development of your team staff.
  • Fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the team.
  • Your qualifications

  • Confirmed experience in a management position of a software engineering team.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience in managing development processes using Agile methodologies such as Scrum
  • Experience in building consumer facing mobile and Web products
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a track record of getting things done
  • Ability to take a step back, prioritize and focus on added-value tasks
  • Aligned with our company principle
  • Fluency in English
  • 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!

    Hiring process

  • 45-min interview with Elodie Négoti to talk about your motivation for the role, your career path and assess your communication skills
  • 50-min interview with Gilles Laborderie (Hiring Manager) to assess your agility, business prioritization and leadership skills
  • 50-min interview with Shahil Hiridjee and Marine Solignac to asess your product & design mindset & teamwork (as you will have to work a lot with them)
  • 50-min interview with Louise Guibal to assess your engineering management skills
  • 30-min wrap-up discussion with Olivier Bonnet, our CTO to share ambitions and the engineering vision
  • BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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