Senior Data Engineer (all genders)

Job description

Babbel is the world’s first and most sold online language learning platform, driven by the purpose to create mutual understanding through language. This means building an ecosystem of language learning offerings that helps people connect across cultures. Babbel, Babbel Live, and Babbel for Business provide users with the most effective solution to be able to communicate with real people, in real situations. Babbel’s team consists of 750 Babbelonians representing over 65 different nationalities working in Berlin and New York.

For more information, visit or download the apps in the App Store or Play Store.

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer (full-time) to join our Data Engineering team in Berlin.

As a Data Engineer with Backend or Full Stack background, your mission at Babbel will be to change the face of language learning one automation at a time. Working alongside your teammates in a fast-paced environment, you'll be collaborating and diving into different areas such as Data Engineering, Data Analytics, Site Reliability, InfoSec, and many more to deliver innovations right on our Babbel learners hands.

You will:

  • Shape our data platform
  • Secure our precious data and the infrastructure it relies on
  • Keep the data moving toward where it is actually needed (streaming and batch) with well-tested and performant solutions
  • Automate them all!
  • Monitoring and alerting (might be boring, but…. refer to the point above)
  • Participate in our knowledge-sharing sessions (we're a learning company after all!)

You have:

  • Mastered Python (and maybe bash) and want to raise the bar for our codebase
  • Quite the experience with AWS services and cloud architectures
  • Familiarity with Terraform and Github Actions
  • Been there, done that, at testing, logging, monitoring, and alerting (better yet if you still love it!)
  • A general understanding of structured/unstructured data and SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Nice to have:

  • Implemented ETL/streaming pipelines with Spark (extra points for Databricks)
  • Scheduled complex data flows with Airflow or DBT
  • Showed interest in Machine Learning / have experience building ML-driven or algorithmic data products

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!

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