We're looking for a seasoned Program Manager / Deputy CTO to support Blablacar's B2B Engineering team based in Kyiv.
BlaBlaCar is the world's leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community 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 and a commuter carpooling service, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to for shared mobility.

At the time company is expanding Kyiv Engineering Team and is looking for an experienced Program Manager / Deputy CTO to strengthen the bridge through smooth communication between B2B CTO and other executives and teams (Product, People, Marketing, Finance, Customer Relations and Legal) across BlaBlaCar, enabling effective cross-functional collaboration across the company. As the right-hand person of the CTO, you will be responsible for building relationships and processes, and ensuring all teams work smoothly together in an agile way.
Who we need
An ideal candidate would be a person with extensive management experience, who'd transform existing project management processes to the standards of BlaBlaCar and manage current B2B product development projects.
About the role
    Scope of the role
    #1 - Technical
    ● Understanding what the team is working on, suggesting improvements on organization,
    processes and/or tools

    #2 - Product
    ● Setting up a process to establish the product management roadmap
    ● Managing current BtoB product development projects
    ● Managing 2 people in the team

    #3 - Stakeholders management & coordination
    ● Managing stakeholders in UA, RU, PL, FR
    ● Organizing an effective communication of the Busfor B2B team with all relevant departments of
    HQ, be the mediator
    ● Transforming existing project management processes to the standards of BlaBlaCar
    ● Organizing training of product / project managers to improve both the efficiency of the project
    management process and the value of the product for business units

    What you will directly contribute to:

    Communication
    • Ensuring communication alignment between the Busfor B2B team and the relevant departments of the Central office: we will rely on you to communicate and collaborate with the Paris based engineering teams
    • Articulating and communicating technical challenges to cross-country stakeholders, contributing to the roadmap, both for your teams and for the Pro Partner engineering department
    Product management
    • Performing the transformation of the existing project management processes to the standards of BlaBlaCar
    • Managing current B2B product development projects
    • Organizing training of product/project managers to improve both the efficiency of the project management process and the value of the product for the business unit
    Management
    • Creating and nurturing a culture of collaboration, performance, and accountability across the teams
    • Supporting the Tech Management team governance (running weekly Engineering Management team meetings, ensuring communication of the key decisions and following-up on action)
    Main requirements:
    • Extensive experience of managing engineering teams and geographically distributed projects
    • 5+ years of overall software development lifecycle experience and product / project management experience
    • Significant cross-functional project experience, working with many stakeholders across countries
    • Strong track record in technical contribution, ability to challenge technical solutions
    • Hands-on, detail-oriented, pragmatic and collaborative attitude
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to influence others
    • Comfortable with change, uncertainty and a high-velocity environment
    • Fluent in English

    What company offers:
    • The opportunity to have a meaningful impact, building a CO2-saving global travel network enabling strong human connections too
    • A strong "Fun & Serious" company culture
    • An international environment with a team counting 35 nationalities, serving a global member-base from 8 offices around the world (Berlin, Kiev, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris (HQ), São Paulo, Warsaw)
    • A start-up spirit grounded in agility & teamwork
    • Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth and fast-paced environment

    Main assets of this role:
    ● International scope. International company. Many challenges linked to cultural differences, company integration, different methodologies & processes.
    ● Company ambition. BlaBlaCar's ambition on the pro segment (2 recent acquisitions: Ouibus in FR and BusFor in RU/UA). The Eng team in UA and RU are at the core of this ambition.
    ● Scalability. Make sure quality and systems are at their best and ready to scale to other markets. Extend the scope of these assets to other markets. Today, we are talking about RU / UA, but tomorrow maybe about BR and other countries & be at the forefront of this ambitious project.
    ● Impact. High exposure to C-level stakeholders. Possibility to have a strong impact as you will be the key stakeholder between both teams.
    What we offer
    Become a part of a trusted community in 22 countries with 85mln users all over the world.
    Great working environment
    The choice between the latest Mac or PC equipment
    Friendly and supportive team
    A start-up spirit grounded in agility & teamwork
    Team of 500 professionals and diversity of challenges
    An international environment with a team counting 35 nationalities, serving a global member-base from 8 offices around the world
    Corporate activities & perks
    * Annual BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend
    * Free carpooling to live our value "Be The Member"
    * Possibility to work from another BlaBlaOffice abroad for a week once a year (BlaBlaSwap)
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