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Senior Backend Engineer RoR / Node.JS (f/m/d)

Babbel
🏢 Babbel 🇺🇸 New York, NY, US 🕑 October 04

We are looking for experienced Backend Engineers to join our Infrastructure teams.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Deliver high quality web applications from designing and iterating new features into production in short sprint cycles
  • Independently build, maintain and take on ownership of complex software modules and services
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to inform API design and architectural decisions
  • Maintain and make use of a good overview of the overall technology stack and infrastructure
  • Shape, facilitate and survey coding guidelines and quality standards
  • Understand and take ownership the system performance and health
  • React, troubleshoot and solve operational events (bugs and incidents)
  • Independently focus on continuous learning and improvement and drive the evolution of our engineering practices

You have:

  • Experience with Ruby (RoR) and/or Node.JS 
  • Proven experience in at least one other server-side framework
  • Knowledge in building scalable distributed systems and architectures
  • Knowledge in testing on different levels: unit, integration, contract and E2E
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Experienced in maintenance of complex code bases and driving down technical debt
  • Solid understanding of lean and agile practices
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Nice to have:

  • Experience in using cloud services (ideally AWS)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (DynamoDB, MongoDB)
  • Experience with any infrastructure as code tool (ideally Terraform)
  • Basic knowledge of statistics necessary to set up and understand metrics

Why Babbel?

Babbel is the world’s most successful language learning app. Work with us to make a real impact in the world, in a meaningful way. 

  • We’re driven by a bold challenge
  • We solve meaningful problems - at scale.
  • Diversity and difference are our strengths; lifelong learning is our life’s blood
  • Work within a high-performing team at Babbel.
  • Tackle a steep learning-curve – personally and professionally.
  • Work in a challenging environment and where you’re expected to bring your game face
  • Take advantage of a lively startup atmosphere with friendly working hours.
  • Draw from a vibrant international company with people from over 50 different nationalities.
  • We offer great company benefits (high-end company bike, fresh fruit & drinks).

Sounds good? We are already looking forward to hearing from you! Check out our jobs page, our blog, and our techblog for a fuller picture of #lifeatbabbel!

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