Olivier started his career at Apple as a software engineer and gradually made the move to engineering management over time.
After spending five years in California managing the teams responsible for the client-side software for iCloud, Olivier moved back to Paris to join BlaBlaCar in September 2017.
He’s passionate about products that change people’s lives, about complex systems and about scaling teams to their full potential.
His mission: take BlaBlaCar to the next level!
Max has always been passionate about open source database ecosystem. He was initially MySQL DBA at Virgin Mobile and joined the BlaBlaCar adventure in 2014 as Database Architect. He is now leading the Data Infrastructure squad in the Foundations team. His obsession is to remove friction around all database management topics: deployment, service discovery, troubleshooting, monitoring…
They two key challenges in the BlaBlaCar's data infrastructure are to build and maintain a fully containerised production environment and to follow a Service Oriented Architecture migration to unwind a historical PHP monolithic.
Note: Max is always ready to experience freshly ground coffee, wherever the hip coffee bar is!
Ricardo is a senior software engineer with over 5 years of experience working on Android apps. Over these years he has worked on his own apps, at Citymapper and currently at BlaBlaCar, where he is leading the Android development of BlaBlaLines, a new service focused on short-distance carpooling. His experience includes working with clean architecture best practices, different aspects of the Android SDK, coding in Java and Kotlin, and using well established libraries such as RxJava and Dagger.
After having worked for 10 years as a software engineer in different fields and companies, Gaëlle moved to management while working at Amazon in Seattle. She joined BlaBlaCar in early 2017 and now leads the mobile development and quality assurance teams. She likes her teams to be independent, to own their processes, and to be self-sufficient to a point where they don't need her anymore to deliver high quality software or to organize team-building events like golf or surfing lessons. And yes, she's always up for outside activities as long as she can find a babysitter!
BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community of 89 million members in 22 countries. BlaBlaCar is creating an entirely new, people-powered, travel network that connects people looking to travel long distances with drivers heading the same way, so they can travel together and share the cost. With the recent integration of a coach bus network, and a commuter service for short-distance carpooling, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to marketplace for shared mobility.
With a dedicated member relations service, a state of the art web and mobile platform, novel insurance solutions and a fast-growing community, BlaBlaCar is making travel social, cost-effective and practical for millions of members. BlaBlaCar is continuously innovating, developing smart-stop and smart-pricing algorithms that dynamically unlock millions of possible local meeting points and, in effect, turn every highway into a major transport line while also allowing for more granular point-to-point service in less accessible areas. By doubling the number of people in cars (from 1,9 to 3,9 people), BlaBlaCar saved 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 in 2018 (the equivalent of traffic in Paris for a year).
As a BlaBlaEmployee, you will:
- start discovering our story and vision and get a warm welcome during your Onboarding Days,
- get an overview of ongoing projects during our team-all BlaBlaTalk
- have fun at our weekly afterwork or breakfast,
- innovate outside of the roadmap during one of our Coding Nights,
- work out at the Gym in our centrally-located Paris Office,
- attend top-notch Tech conferences in France or abroad,
- enjoy our yearly BlaBlaBreak which takes us all to a memorable 3-days of fun&serious activities
- travel to one of our offices abroad during your annual BlaBlaSwap
- carpool for free in exchange for recommendations on improving the service and many many more opportunities to be fun&serious together!
The team is looking for agile software engineers, database reliability engineers, data scientists, mobile engineers, functional analysts, as well as community relations agents, product managers, marketing experts, design lovers and sales/account managers. BlaBlaCar is looking for people who dream, people who deliver, and people who love to learn and grow into their role. We are looking for genuine team players, who are truly committed to changing the future of mobility.
Last but not least, BlaBlaCar welcomes talented individuals who share its 6 team principles:
- “Be The Member.”
- “Dream. Decide. Deliver.”
- “Share More. Learn More.”
- “Fail. Learn. Succeed.”
- “Be Lean. Go Far.”