Head of Platform Engineering

  • Paris, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

BlaBlaCar is the global leader in long-distance carpooling. We’re an innovative and fast-growing company building a unique community of 60+ million members to transform the way people travel across the world!

Job Description

Why join us?

One of BlaBlaCar’s core ambitions is to build the largest people-powered travel network in the world. To achieve that goal, we set ourselves high and ambitious targets, bringing tech and data to the heart of a renewed product experience and company strategy.

Two of the key company priorities for the next 12 months are:

  • the ongoing migration from a monolith architecture hosted on-prem to a service-oriented architecture living fully in the Google Cloud Platform, from a PHP / Symfony stack towards a Java / JS dominated one.

  • exciting product evolutions, based on smart geo-matching and practical algorithms that give a personalized experience to each individual user.

We’re looking for a seasoned manager to lead the four teams (around 30 engineers) responsible for a wide range of backend topics, from monetization and payment projects to geo-matching, search and API components.

What you will directly contribute to:

As Head of Platform Engineering, you will be accountable for the delivery of your teams, ensuring they work in the most impactful and efficient way towards the company objectives. You’ll be responsible for finding the right balance between short-term deliverables and mid- and long-term technical and business strategy.

Key qualities include:

  • Ability to deep-dive on and challenge technical solutions to find the right compromise between product, business and engineering objectives, short-term and long-term, ensuring quality and reliability of the components your teams are responsible for,

  • Leading a team of engineering managers with various seniority levels, helping them grow in all directions,

  • Creating and nurturing a culture of collaboration, performance, and accountability across all your teams,

  • Ability to articulate and communicate technical challenges to senior stakeholders, contribute to the roadmap, both for your teams and for the whole engineering department.

Qualifications

What you will need to be successful:

  • 8-10 years experience in engineering teams within hyper-growth tech companies

  • Experience leading and growing engineering managers

  • Strong track record in technical contribution, ability to challenge technical solutions

  • Hands-on, detail-oriented, pragmatic and collaborative attitude

  • Comfortable with change, uncertainty and a high velocity environment

  • Fluent in English, French is a plus

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role

  • Start: As soon as you are ready!

  • Location: Paris HQ

  • Contract: Permanent contract (CDI)

  • Compensation: Competitive package based on experience

What we offer all of our employees

  • A start-up spirit that fosters agility, teamwork and impact

  • Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth and fast-paced environment

  • An inspiring working environment including state-of-the-art office spaces

  • Free carpooling to live our value “Be The Member”

  • Annual BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend

  • Possibility to do a BlaBlaSwap once a year and go work from another BlaBlaOffice abroad

  • Bi-Weekly BlaBlaTalks when we learn from each other

  • Weekly Tech Demos

  • The choice between Mac or PC equipment

  • Opportunity to attend Tech conferences in France and Europe

What is next?

If you are ready to join our exciting journey, please apply below: upload your resume in English (PDF format) and answer our questions in English.

Kindly note that only complete applications will be reviewed by our hiring team and that all your information will be kept confidential.

You can expect us to review your application within the following 3 weeks. If your application and profile fit our requirements, we will invite you for a first call followed a few onsite interviews.

 

BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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