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Engineering Manager - React, Node



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Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Costa Rica
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024
About Babbel

It’s babbel! Babbel was the world’s first language-learning app and is also the best-selling. Its intuitive lessons, which have led to over 10 million subscriptions being sold, center on learning a language through real-life conversations. Because Babbel is for everyone, its team is as diverse as its content. From headquarters in Berlin and New York, 750 people from more than 60 nationalities represent the backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives that make all humans unique. Creating a true connection with millions of paid subscribers across the globe is what makes Babbel the most profitable language learning app worldwide.

About The Role

Babbel is driven by a purpose: Creating 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. The key is a blend of humanity and technology. More than 60,000 lessons across 14 languages are hand-crafted by 180+ linguists, with user behaviours continuously analysed to shape and tweak the learner experience. And it works: Studies with Yale University, City University of New York and Michigan State University prove its effectiveness. From headquarters in Berlin and New York, 750 people from more than 65 nationalities represent all the differences that make humans unique. Babbel is the most profitable language learning app worldwide, with more than 10 million subscriptions sold. For more information, visit www.babbel.com or download the apps in the App Store or Play Store.

Babbel has been recognized on the GSV EdTech 150 list for multiple years. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown to become the market leader in app-based and virtual-class language learning. More than 750 team members from 68 countries share in Babbel’s mission to enable everyone to learn a new language. Babbel is headquartered in Berlin and has an office in New York City.

What You’ll Do

  • Work in a multidisciplinary team to craft the technical and product vision for our revenue and growth org, leveraging dynamic content generation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners to plan and execute team strategies, advancing the company OKRs.
  • Manage and grow engineers with different specializations, driving the evolution of our engineering practices.
  • Manage engineering team’s delivery lifecycle.
  • Manage dependencies and expectations, building trust with all stakeholders and delivering on commitments.
  • Work hands on with the Engineers in analyzing and solving complex engineering-related issues
  • Enjoy working on user-facing products, and language learning is close to your heart.
  • Feel comfortable working on experiments and possess a can-do attitude to build MVPs and iterate on them in short cycles.
  • Are pragmatic and can establish a good balance between addressing technical debt and ensuring delivery speed.
  • Have a track record of shipping frontend applications and are willing to delve into the codebase when necessary.
  • Possess excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Have experience growing engineers with diverse skill sets.

What You’ll Bring

  • 3+ years of experience in successfully building frontend web applications with ReactJS, NextJs.
  • 2+ years of experience managing high-performing engineering teams. (frontend)
  • Experience with serverless and event-driven architectures (e.g., AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway, AWS Kinesis).
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, Postgres, AWS DynamoDB).
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with experience working in a cross-functional team.
  • Hands-on experience with relevant technologies and programming languages, such as Javascript, PHP.
  • A passion for staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

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