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Engineering Manager - Bus Aggregation Engine (France, Poland or Ukraine based)

Kyiv, Ukraine
About BlaBlaCar
BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading community-based travel app enabling 27 million members a year to carpool or travel by bus in 21 countries. Our team of 800 employees counts over 50 nationalities and is spread across our 5 global offices, 30% working fully remotely.

Your Mission

As an Engineering Manager your mission will be to lead the Bus Aggregation Engine team responsible for search and caching engines in the Global Distribution System (GDS) while making its inventory grow (connecting new and maintaining existing carriers over adaptors technology).
To achieve your mission, you and your team will work with two Product Managers, QA specialists, a Data Analyst, and multiple internal stakeholders working on the BlaBlaCar app.
In addition to your Engineering Manager role, you will have to support the platform Technical Architecture vision renewal, adapting it to the 2025-2027 known challenges. The role will be reporting to the Head of Engineering Bus Aggregation.

Your Responsibilities

Manage the team, consisting of FTEs and contracts, and together with two product managers define the team’s OKRs and the roadmap to achieve them
Ensure that product initiatives are properly scoped and defined (high-level architecture, delivery, roll-out plan, etc.) and that the team delivers the technical solutions to achieve the OKRs while matching our standard of quality and business constraints
Contribute and partially own the strategy for both horizontal and vertical integrations of the product with multiple internal and external parties
Adopt and own a healthy and smooth process with the rest of the BlaBlaCar stakeholders
Manage team organization, staffing, hiring, career, and personal development of your team staff
Foster strong cross-functional collaboration, continuous improvement, and cohesive teamwork between the Bus Aggregation Engine and other engineering teams
At a manageable level of detail understand, embody, and complete in collaboration with key stakeholders the technical architecture vision of the high-load multi-instance GDS Platform

Your Qualifications

Confirmed experience both, as a senior software engineer (5 yrs min) and as software engineering team manager (2 years min).
Strong leadership and communication skills, both written and oral
Experience in managing development processes using Agile methodologies such as Scrum/Kanban
Experience as an owner and/or main stakeholder of the software architecture
Experience in building high-load products
Strong problem-solving skills and a track record of getting things done
Comfortable with BlaBlaCar culture and product
Fluency in English, Ukrainian

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!

What we have to offer:

• For candidates based in Ukraine and Poland : it's an official employment contract (not PE)
• Full remote possible in the country of employment
• 4 additional weeks parental leave 100% paid
• Financial support for home office equipment
• 25 days holiday per year + RTT
• Local meal plan policies (Swile card in France)
• 50% transportation paid in France (Forfait Mobilité Durable)
• Relocation package and visa support
• Free unlimited carpooling & bus rides
• Personal growth via trainings, mentorship, and internal mobility programs
• Employee Stock Ownership plan
• Regular team building events
• Mental health support through Moka.care

Interested in joining the ride?

Here’s what your hiring journey will look like:
45-min interview with Chloé Friess our Tam to check your qualifications, English, and ability to travel to Ukraine/France, if needed.
60-min interview with Mykhailo Pysarskyi to check your ability to be both hands-on and keep a high-level vision, people management, problem-solving, and interactions with the rest of the BlaBlaCar ecosystem
50-min technical interview to check your architecture skills, system design
60 min team interview to meet Shahil Hiridjee, Kyrylo Chykhradze, Yevhen Horiachun
45-min discussion with Nicolas Salvy, VP Engineering
30-min wrap-up with Olivier Bonnet, CTO

Usually, our hiring process lasts 20-25 days and offers come within 48 hours.

Not sure yet? Check out our 100 reasons to join BlaBlaCar!
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The go-to app for shared travel.

BlaBlaCar's wants to become the go-to app for shared travel. They're leveraging technology to fill every empty seat on the road, therefore avoiding 1.6 million tons of CO2 a year! At its core, BlaBlaCar has a human mission: to foster social connection while giving users the freedom to choose who they travel with. BlaBlaCar's founders have been committed to including more women in tech since day one. 

With its comprehensive Women in Tech action plan—which includes a special sourcing strategy for female talents, as well as unconscious bias trainings and fostering ties with various communities—this company is truly on the right path!

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