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Engineering Manager in Berlin


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With Babbel anyone can learn a language.

Whether on the go, in the subway or at home on the sofa, Babbel supports those who take joy in learning outside of work or school. Since its founding in 2007, the company has grown to become the market leader in app based language learning. In total, Babbel offers 14 learning languages, from English to Indonesian. Professional courses are steadily available via the Babbel website as well as on your smartphone or tablet. At Babbel more than 400 team members from 36 different countries work hard to set standards for creating a new learning experience.

With millions of regular users across web and mobile, more than 30 million app downloads our iOS and Android apps are consistently high-ranked and high-rated by customers in both app stores.

Changing the way the language learning is done is a great technical challenge, so we are looking for an Engineering Manager (m/f, full-time) to join our Berlin office.


Your roles as an engineering manager will be:

People Developer

  • Hire and mentor engineers (4-10)  for your team(s) - both personally as well as technically
  • Build technical leaders in the teams (as individual contributors)
  • Simplify: Drive and advise the team to develop simple solutions for complex problems

Delivery Lead

  • Ensure your team delivers on quarterly initiatives and bi-weekly sprint goals
  • Ensure your team fully understands strategies, goals and objectives as well as their individual contribution to this
  • Bring discoveries/ideas from engineers back to relevant stakeholders
  • Lead technical initiatives when needed
  • Contribute yourself (depending on your span of direct reports 10-70%)

Technical Coach

  • Drive technical roadmap and strategy for your team
  • Drive technical architecture decisions & evolution
  • Help your team improve on engineering practices
  • Identify & share your knowledge in state of the art technologies

Community & Culture Builder

  • Build a great engineering community & culture
  • Share your success and learnings both internally as well as externally
  • Lead by example in fostering a learning organisation

Strong Partner

  • Be a strong partner for the PMs to advise, innovate and deliver on priorities and initiatives
  • Partner with with cross-functional peers to build better context and help engineers becoming cross-functional collaborators
  • Partner and exchange with your engineering manager colleagues to build a great engineering leadership team



  • 5+ years of experience in building software systems
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of at least 3 engineers
  • Diploma in computer science or related field
  • Fluency in written & spoken english
  • Good technology background including Ruby on Rails and Javascript ecosystems
  • Solid grasp on agile software engineering practices
  • Experience in building services for distributed systems and proven success in taking projects from idea to production
  • Experience in formulating or coaching technical strategies and roadmaps
  • Ability and confidence to roll-up your sleeves and dive into deep tech when needed
  • Ability to provide technical vision and make it happen
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, build and maintain highly motivated engineering teams
  • Excellent leadership, communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Structured managing style and drive to make the complicated simple
  • Can-do, solution-oriented attitude, going the extra mile when necessary
  • People person. You work very well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of experience and seniority
  • Able to established agile workflows  (e.g. Scrum, Kanban)
  • Passion to build a great engineering community inside Babbel and make it known to the outside
  • BONUS: experience in AWS
  • BONUS: experience in integrating external Saas providers
  • BONUS: experience managing external partners




  • The potential to change the way of learning for millions of users worldwide
  • Responsibility from day one and professional and personal growth
  • Potential within a fast growing team
  • A lively startup atmosphere with friendly working hours
  • Cutting-edge tools & technologies
  • Long-term prospects
  • A vibrant international team from over 36 different nationalities
  • Excellent working conditions with a location in the heart of the Berlin scene


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