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Engineering Manager


Whether on the go, in the subway or at home on the sofa, Babbel supports those who enjoy learning outside of work or school. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown to become the market leader in app based language learning. In total, Babbel offers 14 learning languages, from English to Indonesian. Professional courses are readily available via the Babbel website as well as on your smartphone or tablet. At Babbel, more than 600 team members from over 60 different countries work hard to set standards for creating a new learning experience.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to join our Team in Berlin!

In the Engineering team we are inspired by the fact that Anyone anywhere at anytime can use our products to learn languages. To support this vision, we are growing rapidly, and scaling up a new world-class team in our Berlin office.

As a member of the Engineering leadership team, based in Berlin, you'll be responsible for building a team to own and deliver new features that contribute to have an awesome learning experience. You will be responsible for leading and growing a team of engineers, building a team culture of quality, innovation, efficiency and initiative, with a never give up focus on customer needs.

We believe you’ll be fully engaged and challenged, merging your real-world business instincts and understanding with technical skills to innovate and impact the company. You are comfortable working across multiple disciplines within a dynamic, fast-growing company to deliver awesome outcomes. You'll bring order and focus while leaving room for flexibility and innovation.

Responsibilities and Requirements:
  • 8+ years of experience working in software engineering organizations and building software systems.
  • 2+ years of Engineering leadership, including hiring and leading leaders.
  • Practical experience hiring, organizing, and empowering teams at scale.
  • Ability to inspire your team and partner teams (product management, design) to build better products, with a constant dedication to understand, question and improve the experience.
  • Demonstrated history of building and maintaining healthy team culture.
  • A solid backing of technology and software development knowledge (including Ruby on Rails and Javascript ecosystems) allowing you to challenge the team, suggest technical alternatives and recognise excellence.
  • Real passion to understand customer needs and a strong motivation to tackle their problems rather than focussing on technology as an end in itself.
  • Previous exposure to making business-level trade-offs, balancing the needs of our customers with those of our business and clearly communicating the rationale behind your decisions.
  • Good instincts matched with deep analytical thinking. You're comfortable defining and tracking key business and usage success metrics, but also recognise that metrics never tell the whole story.
  • Ability to communicate directly and clearly, with a strong emphasis on careful listening.
  • A track record of building relationships and influencing at all levels of a global organization to execute your vision.
  • Validated experience in long-term maintenance and refactoring of complex code bases, either as developer or managing.

Why Babbel?

Our office is highly collaborative and fun. To support you at work we offer some fantastic perks: A lively startup atmosphere with flexible working options, many different options to develop your softs/hard skills, ample time off to relax and recharge, plenty of fruits and beverages, Hackathons days, unique Beer O'clock experience, high-end company bike and more.

By working in Babbel you will discover a dynamic international environment, you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally within a top-notch team at Babbel. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

Sounds good? We are already looking forward to hearing from you! Check out our jobs pageour blog, and our techblog!



Babbel bike
Babbel bike
free coffee, drinks & fruits
free coffee, drinks & fruits
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german classes
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in-house trainings
international team
international team
Technology stack
Apache HTTP Server Apache HTTP Server
Ruby Ruby
Rails Rails
Handlebars.js Handlebars.js
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