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Engineering Manager - Platform (all genders)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

We are looking for an Engineering Manager - Platform to join us in Berlin!

As an Engineering Manager for the platform group, you'll lead and support a team of engineers, ensuring their growth and success while driving the delivery of high-quality platform products. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including product management and data, to execute our product vision and strategy.

This role requires a blend of strong technical expertise, leadership capabilities, and a passion for building scalable, user-centric platform solutions. You will play a critical role in fostering a collaborative and inclusive team environment while contributing to our mission to make language learning simple, enjoyable, and accessible to all.

You will:

  • Lead, mentor, and manage a team of engineers, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to define and prioritize the platform roadmap.
  • Drive the technical execution of projects, ensuring high-quality deliverables that align with business objectives and OKRs.
  • Facilitate agile methodologies within the team, promoting the best software development and deployment practices.
  • Encourage a DevOps culture within the team, ensuring end-to-end service ownership: you build, run, and own it.
  • Conduct regular performance reviews, provide constructive feedback, and support the professional development of team members.
  • Ensure the team maintains high technical excellence by staying current with industry trends and advancements.
  • Promote a positive, inclusive work environment aligning with Babbel's values and DE&I principles.

You have:

  • Proven experience managing and developing high-performing engineering teams.
  • Strong technical background experience in software development, architecture, and system design.
  • Exceptional leadership and people management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities, adept at influencing and collaborating at various organizational levels.
  • A customer-first mindset with a deep understanding of user needs and behaviors.
  • A strong DevOps culture mindset that encourages ownership and accountability within the team.

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.