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Senior Frontend Engineer - Babbel Live (all genders)


1 year ago

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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.

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We are looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to start in our office in Berlin, Germany!

As a Senior Frontend Engineer in our Live team, you will help shape the architecture of our scheduling and booking systems and to enhance their capabilities while keeping a close focus on maintainability and scalability. You will work in a diverse and fast paced environment with an up-to-date tech stack based on serverless principles and event driven architecture..

You will:

  • Architect, design and guide the future direction of core architecture of the Babbel Live frontend application for the web browser and on mobile devices

  • Create user interfaces for a smooth user journey between booking and the virtual classroom

  • Be part of a user-focused team, who builds end-to-end learning experiences

  • Participate, shaping our knowledge-sharing culture: multiplying your impact through thoughtful teaches, mentoring; improving the codebase by proposing ideas to make our code scalable, maintainable and testable; and deliver high-quality software

  • Maintain and apply best practices of the technical stack and infrastructure

You have:

  • 5+ years experience building scalable and maintainable frontend applications using JavaScript and TypeScript

  • Profound experience with React, Redux and styled-components

  • Can-do attitude to build MVPs and iterate on them in short cycles

  • Testing experience on different levels: unit, integration and E2E - ideally using Cypress, Jest and React Testing Library

Nice to have:

  • Experience building server-side applications using Node.JS and TypeScript ideally hosted on AWS

  • Understanding of serverless architectures (e.g. AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway) and event driven architecture

  • Experience with NoSQL databases (DynamoDB)

  • Sense for good API design and knowledge of third-party API integrations

  • Hands-on experience with virtual classroom systems

  • Startup experience

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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