Engineering Manager - Mobile

Job added:

21 June 2021

Application closes:

30 November 2021




Full time


Head of Engineering


  • Manage an agile team of five engineers (Android, iOS)
  • Contribute as an engineer and member of the squad: write code, work on features and bugs, review others’ code, etc.
  • Make sure team members are engaged and complement each other in achieving common goals autonomously
  • Lead, coach and mentor a team of engineers so that they grow in technical excellence as well as strategic and business thinking
  • Balance product & mobile-specific improvements acting as a Mobile Chapter Lead
  • Reinforce an MVP mindset, continuous improvements of team ways of working
  • Manage dependencies and expectations, building trust with all stakeholders, and delivering on commitments
  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers to influence product strategy and drive the product development roadmap
  • Attract, onboard, develop, and retain diverse top talents to your team and transform the landscape of Babbel language learning apps

Your story:

  • Experience leading and developing engineering teams within an international, agile environment
  • Experience developing and releasing native mobile apps (Android or iOS)
  • Passion for business results and people, not just technical excellence
  • Proven experience in direct people management
  • Ability to collaborate with many other teams
  • A healthy approach to giving and receiving actionable, constructive feedback
  • Deep exposure to scrum and/or other agile methodologies

Nice to have:

  • User-centric prioritisation and data-informed decision making
  • Experience with both iOS and Android development
  • Some experience building serverless architectures, preferably with AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway
  • Experienced in creating and managing career development plans for engineers with diverse skillsets
  • Prior work in startup environments

What's in it for you:

  • A steep learning curve – personally and professionally
  • A challenging environment and a lot of responsibility to prove your skills
  • A lively startup atmosphere with friendly working hours
  • A vibrant international company with people from over 60 different nationalities
  • Great company benefits, including 30 vacation days, high-end company bike, fresh fruit and drinks, English/German classes, and in-house training academy