Software Engineer - BlaBlaLines

  • Paris, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community of 70 million drivers and passengers in 22 countries. The platform 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 network and a commuter carpooling service, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to for shared road mobility. Affordable, convenient and user-friendly, wherever there’s a road, there’s a BlaBlaCar.

Job Description

Why join us?

BlaBlaLines is the carpooling service by BlaBlaCar focused on commuting. It is actively being developed and tested in France and Switzerland.

You will join a small team of engineers operating in true agile style at an early stage in the project. The current project goal is to iterate quickly and take over the  commuting carpooling market.

Our team is composed of experienced people that have worked on successful services before. The job provides a lot of opportunities to learn.

What you will contribute to:

  • Lay down the product roadmap in collaboration with the product and the UX team;

  • Support new features by creating API endpoints in the backend (Python 3.6, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, ElasticSearch, OSRM, Redis, Kafka);

  • Create backoffice views for new features to help our support team (Javascript, Flow, React);

  • Adapt existing implementations to growing scalability challenges, and actively fight tech debt via tooling and code reviews;

  • Maintain the infrastructure of the backend (GitHub, Jenkins, AWS, Docker, Prometheus, Kibana);

  • Respond to production issues as they arise.


What you will need to be successful:

  • At least 2 years of experience with Python or at least one high level language (Java, C#, Go, etc.), and a willingness to learn Python;

  • Strong computer science background (database design, algorithms and data structures, networking, abstractions, security).

  • Fluent in English

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 by 3/4 onsite interviews.


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