Within the Pro team, we are building the heart of our new technical platform dedicated to our bus transport partners. A brand-new ecosystem based on a service-oriented architecture that aims at helping worldwide bus companies to sell trips and manage their offers on our marketplace

Why join us?

In order to constantly improve its usage and service, BlaBlaCar has recently recently a new business line that is set to fuel tremendous growth for the company. By joining the BlaBlaCar Pro team, you will have the unique opportunity of joining a new vertical at BlaBlaCar and of helping us become the n.1 destination for road transport.

Within the Pro team, we are building the heart of our new technical platform dedicated to our bus transport partners. A brand-new ecosystem based on a service-oriented architecture that aims at helping worldwide bus companies to sell trips and manage their offers on our marketplace.

By joining our experienced and talented tech team, you’ll manage our 8-software engineers team that contributes to the design and development of new services for bus professionals, making sure they are robust and scalable. You’ll build new platform features and you’ll manage the integration of new bus partners APIs. Thanks to your technical and management expertise and your communications skills you’ll work closely with our product and business experts as well as tech teams and our partners.

Mission

The challenge of the Engineering Manager can be broken down into the following goals:
- Manage the team and setting it up for success;
- Communication and stakeholder management;
- Building a vision;

Managing the team and setting it up for success

- Hiring and onboarding newcomers. The team is expected to scale up as operations are ramping up;
- Building new expertise within the team;
- Taking responsibility for implementing best practices and ensure the team has best in class processes. This is critical to maximize the productivity of the team and mitigate operational risks;
- Structuring the team to scale further in 2021. This includes clarifying roles and responsibilities within the team;

Communication and stakeholder management

-Handling communication for the team vis-a-vis the rest of the company. The focus is on structuring the vision for the team to the outside world;
- Communicating sideways and upwards about roadmap progress, organizational changes & dependencies;
- Communicating downstream to update the team on company’s context, strategy and articulate their impact for the team;
- Creating close ties with stakeholders in Marketing, Finance, Product and Engineering organizations. This is critical to ensure information flows enable the team to prioritize its work.

Building a vision

- Defining a vision and objectives for the team to come up with its roadmap; - Communicating with stakeholders to align on strategic priorities. In particular, this means balancing multi-year plans with short-term deliverables;
-Deploying accountability frameworks to measure efficiency and improve it.


Qualifications
What you will need to be successful:

- Experience managing engineering teams within dynamic high-growth tech companies;

- Strong track record in technical contribution and team leadership;

- Ability to communicate technical and business details in writing;

- Comfortable with change, uncertainty, and a high-velocity environment;

- Entrepreneurial, hands-on, pragmatic, and collaborative attitude;

- Fluent in English and Russian or Ukrainian

About BlaBlaCar

BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform — a global, trusted community of over 90 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 bus network, a commuter carpooling service and e-scooters, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to marketplace for shared mobility.

In Ukraine, BlaBlaCar is looking to grow its Engineering team, dedicated to building a B2B travel marketplace scalable to other markets across the world. To scale BlaBlaCar’s multimodal activity of buses and carpool, our team in Kyiv is:
- Implementing a new Inventory Management System for bus carriers;
- Reengineering our Teck Stack with modern technologies and architecture frameworks, and
- Implementing advanced features to facilitate the development of online sales for bus operators.

We are looking for software engineers, DevOps and Engineering Managers to drive these important projects. BlaBlaCar offers remote work possibilities, a competitive salary, social benefits, a strong international environment with HQs in Paris, and more.

Come join the ride! blablacar.com/dreamjobs

Company website:
http://www.blablacar.com

DOU company page:
https://jobs.dou.ua/companies/blablacar/

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