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Engineering Manager, Data Engineering (all genders)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Data Science
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Babbel is the top-selling language learning platform globally. We are driven by our purpose of creating mutual understanding through language. Through the Babbel app, Babbel Live classes, Babbel podcasts, and Babbel for Business products, we provide learners with the most effective solutions, enabling them to communicate in real-life scenarios with real people.

The Babbel team is as diverse as our content. With headquarters in Berlin, Germany and our US office in New York, we're a team of 1,000+ people from over 80 different nationalities.

For more information about Babbel and our language learning solutions, please visit www.babbel.com or download our app from the App Store or Play Store.

We are looking for a Team Lead to join us in Berlin!

In your role as a Team Lead, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our data-driven educational products. Your work will directly contribute to the learning journey of millions of users worldwide. You will take good care of the Learner and Content technical domain and corresponding engineering team. The Learner Data Model team is at the heart of Babbel, developing the unified learner profile and the services for analytical and in-app usage to create personalized experiences for learners! Topics include event-driven microservice architecture, working with data marts, building SDK and integrations.

You will:

  • Lead a multidisciplinary engineering team to develop high-quality data pipelines and infrastructure for personalization features
  • Foster both team growth and individual development, ensuring a culture of continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with product managers to drive technical discovery and delivery of innovative features and microservices
  • Ensure the integrity, compliance, and security of the team's outputs by implementing best practices
  • Mentor team members on communication and engineering aspects, identify and address gaps in team capabilities and performance
  • Optimize agile methodologies and engineering excellence to enhance development efficiency and team dynamics
  • Build and nurture a diverse and inclusive team environment, valuing every member's contribution

You have:

  • Expertise in data engineering with 5+ years in software development, including Python, SQL, and familiarity with cloud services
  • Experience managing engineering teams for at least 2 years, with a focus on mentorship and leadership
  • Experience in test automation and building a data observability and quality control solutions
  • Proficiency in agile methodologies, adapting processes to suit project needs and team dynamics
  • Skill in effective communication and collaboration across teams and disciplines
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion within your team
  • Eagerness for continuous learning, staying updated with industry trends and exploring new tools and techniques

Some perks of becoming a Babbelonian:

  • Enjoy 30 vacation days and the chance to take a 3-month Sabbatical. Plus family and life situation counseling.
  • Decide how, when and from where you want to work with our flexible working hours and remote friendly options as Jobbatical (up to 3 months inside the EU) or work from our fully equipped office with nap, faith and family rooms.
  • Learn and grow with the internal learning opportunities, and use a yearly learning & development budget for external training. Learn languages with Babbel for free with your full access to Babbel & Babbel Live classes.
  • Take advantage of your mobility benefits options and a discounted Urban Sports Club membership.
  • Be part of our employee communities (such as Femgineers, DE&I Ambassadors and LGBTQIA groups), attend cultural and regular social events.

Diversity at Babbel

As part of our ongoing journey towards building a diverse, equitable and inclusive company, we welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in tech. We are a learning company, inside and out, and we encourage you to apply even if you do not fit all the technical requirements - all candidates are assessed based on skills, qualifications and on our business needs. Please state your pronouns in your application, and let us know if you’d like to be addressed by a name other than the one appearing on your official documents. If you have a disability or special need, feel welcome to inform us, so that we can provide you with the proper assistance in the application process.

Sounds good? We are already looking forward to hearing from you! Check out also our jobs page, our blog and our techblog to get an impression about #lifeatbabbel!