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Head Of Data Engineering in Berlin


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With millions of regular users and more than 7000 hours of premium content, is growing fast while shaping the future of learning.  You are an experienced Engineering Lead who has lead teams and functions in an online business before and you want to apply your expertise in the challenging setting of a fast moving business like Babbel.

We are looking for a Head of Data Engineering (full-time) to start immediately in our office in Berlin-Mitte, Germany.

We love to see what you make of your role, for starters it will look like this:

  • Build up a team of data engineers that can scale with Babbels growing business challenges
  • Own and deliver the roadmap for Babbels data pipeline
  • Partner with internal stakeholders from Data Science, Finance, Product and Marketing to drive for solutions that can keep up with Babbels growth
  • Build expertise on ETL and data modelling and own data quality at Babbel
  • Define and manage SLAs for all data sets at Babbel
  • Work with the infrastructure team to triage infra issues and drive to resolution
  • Conduct design and code reviews. Coach and lead team members on coding and problem-solving skills

For all of  that you’ll need to have:

  • 7+ years professional experience designing, building, monitoring and scaling data processing pipelines
  • Experience scaling and managing small to medium teams
  • Strong team leadership skills, communicating openly, putting the right people in the right seats, resolving conflicts, maintaining meaningful, individual relationships with your team
  • Strong data architecture, data modeling, schema design as well as effective project management and people management skills
  • Deep, hands-on AWS experience, we use EMR, RDS, S3, DynamoDB, Kinesis
  • Strong engineering background, ideally experienced with medium to large sized cloud-based data systems
  • Previous development experience with Python, Scala, Ruby, Go or Javascript is a huge plus.
  • A passion for staying on top of emerging data-processing technologies

Babbel is a great place to work, amongst many other things, you will enjoy:

  • The potential to change the way of learning for millions of users worldwide
  • A lively startup atmosphere with friendly working hours in a vibrant international team from over 36 different nationalities
  • Excellent working conditions with a location in the heart of the Berlin scene and great company benefits (company bike, fresh fruits & drinks, hackathons, music room etc.)
  • Responsibility from day one and professional and personal growth and have the freedom to publish open source projects (see on github)
  • Tackle data intense challenges with a cloud-based setup and cutting-edge technologies and participate in hack days, technology brown-bags


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