Backend Engineer

Tech - Paris - Full-time

We believe shared cars are a better way to move around, offering more flexibility and more convenience. We are already the #1 car rental marketplace in Europe, and we believe the adoption will be 100 times larger in just a few years. We have a lot on our plate since we are opening cars with smartphones, preventing fraud, optimising the search & booking experience, opening new countries... so we'd love for you to join and contribute!

You will join the growing engineering team (17 brilliant people!) and take on many challenges, such as:

• Improving our search algorithm (matching supply and demand) to improve our search-to-book conversion
• Scaling our payments & accounting infrastructure
• Designing and implementing new API endpoints for our native apps (iPhone/Android)
• Detecting and preventing fraud
• Implementing new features for our end users to enjoy
• Writing automated tests to make sure everything works as expected
• Refactor and improve the codebase to make other developers' lives better

We are looking for someone who loves being in charge of a project end-to-end: understanding customer needs alongside product managers, designing and implementing a great solution, shipping it to the real world and see the results. Someone who knows how to single-handedly build a feature from the ground up (frontend and backend) and takes pride in being able to deliver great features to users.

Note that we aren't necessarily looking for someone with specific experience in our current tech stack: you can learn here - we know that a lot of programming languages are similar. We are however looking for someone willing and able to learn fast.

Our Tech Stack

Skills & Experience We Are Looking For

  • Shipped and maintained code in production
  • Good experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with a relational database such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Great communication skills, works well within a team
  • Able to communicate in English
You will work in the best possible conditions, with:

• A great engineering team with experience! A lot of us have been working with Rails since v1, some organize meetups and some even contributed.
• Recent and powerful hardware (that you get to choose)
• The peace of mind of our large test suite to stay sane and ship often
• An international team of great and passionate people

...and we think you'll also appreciate this:

• Getting to learn from your peers and to share your knowledge on the blog and in our internal presentations
• A remote friendly culture, with some remote allowed for this position
• A ticket to one technical conference of your choice each year
• Free non fiction books and access to our growing library
• Headquarter in the center of Paris
• Offices in Berlin, London and Barcelona
• We often organize meetups in our office
• Tickets restaurants, good mutuelle...
• A front row seat to witness the disruption of car ownership

No need for a resume, but Linkedin, Twitter and Github usernames are appreciated!

Don't hesitate to give our backend challenge a try.