Backend Engineer at Busuu (Madrid, Spain)

Backend Engineer at Busuu (Madrid, Spain)

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Location: Madrid, Spain
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-11-20 05:00:06

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Are you interested in languages, education and technology and want to work in one of the world's best EdTech startups? Then join us and be part of an ambitious and talented team that revolutionises how we learn languages.

About us

Busuu is the app that makes learning a language easier for everyone and proves that learning a language must not be done in a classroom.

We are the world's largest language learning community with over 100 million users from 190 countries, growing at up to 50,000 new users per day. We make learning a language easy by combining AI-powered courses with instant feedback from our global community of native speakers and live tutoring from qualified teachers across the world.

If you are passionate about languages, want to work with smart, creative, energetic people and possess the initiative, confidence and good judgement to make independent decisions every day - then you are probably the perfect addition for our growing team.

What does a Senior Backend Engineer do at Busuu?

Youll have the opportunity to be at the centre of our biggest and most exciting phase yet, making important decisions that will help you grow and define your career as a Software Engineer. Youll ship code often, support it all the way to production, and work with our web/mobile engineers and product teams to ensure a joined-up experience for our users.

Youll be learning fast through different initiatives (guilds, reading clubs, learning together meetings, personal learning budget), and keeping up with the latest industry standards.

As a Backend Engineer, youll be key to us releasing high quality, bug free software daily and you'll be key to ensuring we are running at maximum efficiency to deliver for the business and our users.

Our tech stack

  • Our projects are built on a distributed platform composed of different API services.
  • Some backend services are built with PHP 7 and Symfony, while others are built with NodeJS with TS.
  • The new microservices are built following SOLID coding standards and design patterns.
  • There is a possibility to use even more advanced techniques such as hexagonal architecture, CQRS, and Domain-Driven Design (with an event-driven architecture) if the developer wishes to do so.

What were looking for in a Senior Backend Engineer

  • Excellent knowledge of PHP/OOP and experience with a modern web framework (we use Symfony 3 to 5). Node.js experience is a plus.
  • Good experience of data modeling and performance optimisation using relational databases (we use MySQL and PostgreSQL).
  • Solid knowledge of REST API design.
  • Experience with microservices architecture.
  • Experience with SOLID principles and design patterns.
  • Exposure to the architecture of high-traffic web platforms.
  • Experience with testing methodologies, performance debugging, and benchmarking.
  • Desire to learn and to write code using Node.js.
  • Experience in defining the whole process of development, from initial design to deployment and support.
  • Willing to participate in leading projects from a technical standpoint.

Being a part of Busuu - How do things work:

We are acutely aware that we are in unprecedented times and like all companies, we need to adapt to this in order to safeguard our Busuu community. In order to do this, we are constantly reviewing the government guidelines and adapting accordingly to accommodate the physical and mental well-being of our employees. In the current global climate, some of our team events are virtual and some of our benefits have been amended.

At Busuu we want to ensure that you have access to some great benefits:

  • Full health coverage (Non-hospital-Primary care,urgencies specialized outpatient, hospital coverage,etc)
  • No copayments * & no waiting periods (* except franchises for dental services)
  • Medical network with national coverage
  • Therapeutic methods
  • Travel assistance
  • Includes video consultation
  • Dental - 50 treatment for free
  • App and Customer care in English
  • Serious pre-existing medical conditions are excluded from the coverage

What happens next

We aim to have a simple and speedy hiring process and we want to make sure that we are right for you as much as the other way around. The hiring process for Backend Engineering is the following steps:

  1. CV application review - We will review it as quickly as possible
  2. Lets chat - Quick chat with our recruiter about your experience and the role
  3. Technical questions - Technical call with the Backend team
  4. Technical test - We will send you a technical test to complete in your time
  5. Coding review - Technical interview and task review with the Backend team
  6. Culture fit interview - On-site or video call with the Engineering Manager

Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We pride ourselves on embracing our differences, whether they're cultural, racial, religious or otherwise. This means each one of us comes to work knowing that we have a voice and a safe, judgment-free zone to speak freely.

If you like the sound of that, join us. We'd love to hear what you have to say.