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  • We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer for our office in the heart of buzzing Berlin!

    Your mission will be to build the most efficient, secure and easy-to-use platform applications and ensure a seamless experience for our B2B customers and their learners. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will play a crucial role in making our products enterprise-ready. Your primary responsibility will be to design, develop, and maintain integration components for enterprise customers, focusing on technologies such as Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, React, MySQL, DynamoDB and AWS solutions. You will join a cross-functional team to work together with the engineering manager, product manager, and other team members from different disciplines while having the autonomy and accountability to drive the organization forward and acting as a technical leader and mentor within the team.

    You will:

    • Deliver value iteratively by building and maintaining high-quality apps, services, and tools
    • Take on the technical leadership role in developing your team's initiatives
    • Lead or contribute to architectural design decisions and constantly propose improvements to the overall architecture
    • Support less experienced engineers in the team (and other teams) in their professional growth
    • Collaborate with other teams on feature design, architectural decisions, and assessing technical debt
    • Ensure maintainability, security, and scalability of our software components. ● Take an active role in shaping product development and evolution
    • React, troubleshoot, and solve operational events (bugs and incidents)
    • Focus on continuous learning and improvement and drive the evolution of our engineering practices
    • Deliver high-quality technical documentation and technical design documents

    You have:

    • You're comfortable working with back-end languages
    • Experience in designing and building scalable systems and high-performance applications
    • Experience building applications using Ruby / Ruby on Rails / NodeJS or similar
    • Strong knowledge of RESTful API design and third-party API integrations
    • Strong understanding of distributed systems and event-driven architecture
    • Experience using AWS (ECS, API Gateway, Kinesis, Lambda, CloudWatch, S3)
    • Testing experience on different levels: unit, integration, etc.
    • Strong desire to learn new things and share knowledge with others
    • Experience in mentoring other engineers
    • Fluency in written and spoken English
    • Ability to effectively communicate technical solutions, challenges, or risks to non-technical people.

    Nice to have:

    • Experience with infrastructure-as-code and infrastructure automation, ideally with Terraform
    • Knowledge of analyzing metrics about system health and performance (for example, with DataDog, CloudWatch, PagerDuty, and Rollbar)
    • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (like MySQL, Postgres, AWS DynamoDB)

    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.

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