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Data Engineer in Madrid


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Are you interested in languages, education and technology, and want to work at one of the world's fastest growing EdTech startups? Then join us and be part of an ambitious and talented team that revolutionises how we learn languages.

 About us

At Busuu we have just overcome 100-Million users worldwide and shown that learning a language can be done outside of a classroom. Technology brings learning into our private and business space and to keep us ahead of our competitors, we are looking for motivated talent who will help us reach our next milestone.

Working at that scale is not always an easy task, and we know that there are challenges ahead, so we are looking for someone who wants to become a better version of themself and master the challenge together with us. We want to grow not only into new markets, but also with new features and tools for our social network.

We are looking for passionate people who honestly love solving problems, by questioning the status quo and eager to build a legacy with Busuu.

As a Data-Engineer we have great things to come into your area of responsibilities.

You will work with other Platform Engineering Members in building scalable RT services, which will operate across different Data Centers. In such an environment Data Quality is key and you will work in TML Cycle to improve on it. Constant exchange with PMs, DS and DAs to understand their data needs will help you to take architectural decisions for our data lake.

You will work to build the pipelines to collect data to generate insights that help millions of people achieve their language learning goals. You will participate in enhancing our big data environment, currently at 10s of millions of events per day, with cutting edge tools.

At Busuu you will become part of a fast growing and rapidly innovating company with strong mission and values.

What makes an amazing Data Platform Engineering at Busuu

  • Strong knowledge of SQL

  • Proficiency in Python

  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment

  • Query optimization for distributed/analytical databases like Redshift, Google BigQuery, Vertica, Greenplum

  • Streaming data technologies like Kinesis, Kafka, Dataflow

  • Data pipeline tools like Airflow/Luigi

  • Docker

  • Python pandas library

  • BI tools such as Tableau/Looker

  • Data modelling and data warehouse design

  • Ability to work outside your comfort zone, take a problem and solve it with as much or as little support as you need.

What can you expect working at Busuu?

You will be based in our new Madrid office and have the opportunity to travel to our London HQ for short-term visits when travel is safe.

At Busuu we know that when we work hard we should find time to relax and have fun, this is why we encourage our members to join our quarterly team events, to build personal relationships with your colleagues.

We offer several special perks to our employees, which are:

  • Competitive salary

  • International environment - we have over 26 different nationalities at Busuu

  • Free breakfast & snacks

  • Free dinner if you decide to work late

  • Access to Busuu Premium

  • Access to online workout and wellness platforms

  • Referral bonus

  • Training budget

  • Private healthcare

  • Team outings

  • Annual Busuu trip

What happens next

We aim to have a simple and speedy hiring process and we want to make sure that we are right for you as much as the other way around. The hiring process for a Backend Engineer has the following steps:

  1. CV application review - We will review your CV as quickly as possible and update you on the next steps.

  2. Let’s chat - Quick chat with our recruiter about your experience and the role.

  3. Video call interviews - Video calls with the tech team and the hiring manager.

Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We pride ourselves on embracing our differences, whether they're cultural, racial, religious or otherwise. This means each one of us comes to work knowing that we have a voice – and a safe, judgement-free zone to speak freely.

If you like the sound of that, join us. We'd love to hear what you have to say.


About Busuu

  • Social Network

  • London, UK

  • 50-200

  • 2008


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