Data Engineer

  • Babbel
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 18/05/2020
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Whether on the go, in the subway or at home on the sofa, Babbel supports those who enjoy 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 readily available via the Babbel website as well as on your smartphone or tablet!

There’s still so much to do.

Babbel is for everyone, not some niche or elite strata of learners. Everyone. As our user base has grown, so has what they need from us. Their learning needs, life experiences, and reference points become more varied and colourful by the day. Meeting that means ensuring users see themselves reflected —not just in our product— but the world it allows them to imagine with us. That means reflecting the dynamism and diversity of our users, as much as possible, in the production of Babbel. We currently have 750 people from more than 50 nationalities working in our Berlin and New York offices, challenging and learning from each other at every step. A culture of difference and dignity is critical to how we’ve connected with millions of users, in every hemisphere.

We are looking for a Data Engineer to start in our office in Berlin, Germany!

You will be part of a team that is responsible for building services that utilize delivery to various stakeholders, supporting data driven decisions as well as large scale software systems.


  • Maintain, contribute to our existing data pipelines, help optimize our data transformation processes.
  • Improve our data model, both event and data warehouse level.
  • Support software architecture decisions, participate in code reviews
  • Participate in planning and decision making
  • Help development of our continuous integration processes and infrastructure as code basis.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or MS in Computer Sciences, Engineering or equivalent
  • Solid Python and SQL skills
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases
  • Proficiency with AWS Ecosystem, Snowflake is a plus
  • Familiarity with Bash scripts
  • Know your way around with version control tools
  • Great to have: Strong skills in business to technical translation
  • Bonus points for Terraform or other IaaC


  • 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)
  • Participate in hack days, technology brown-bags

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!