Busuu is the largest social network for language learning in the world. Our mission is to allow anyone to learn a new language, whether for personal development or to improve their life chances (most of our users are from developing countries). We achieve that through a strong focus on user experience, quality of the educational content and adaptive learning.
We’re looking for a smart, motivated junior engineer to help us scale to the next level our API platform powering our web, iOS and Android apps.
We use PHP7, Symfony 3, Node.js, Golang, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis and Docker to get things done, but we’re always open to change and the best tool for the job should be the one we’re using.
What does a Backend Engineer do at busuu?
You’ll have the opportunity to be at the centre of our biggest and most exciting phase yet, making big decisions that will help you grow and define your career as a Software Engineer. You’ll 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.
You’ll work on a platform that is serving 80 million users in over 190 countries, supporting a huge amount of different payment methods across all territories, integrations with some of the biggest mobile operators in the world, and an ever growing catalogue of languages and ways to learn.
You’ll be focussing on our partner integrations, working directly with our MNO (mobile carriers) and B2B partners to provide custom implementations between our platform and theirs, enabling our partners to provide busuu to their customers in a seamless way. You’ll build APIs as well as work on our partners web integrations in conjunction with our web team.
This role will be primarily focussed on these integrations, however over time we aim to have a successful candidate move to working on projects throughout the whole API team and not be restricted solely to partnerships. Because we are keeping this role limited to one area, we would like to find a junior engineer to learn and grow quickly, as we think it is a perfect opportunity for someone to gain a lot of experience quickly.
You’ll have the full support of the rest of the API team, allowing you to lead projects with an experienced team of senior engineers to guide you and learn from. This role will enable you to work with colleagues throughout the busuu business and our partners, as you’ll be the point person on all our third party integrations.
What makes a great Backend Engineer at busuu…
Not ticking every box or think you’ve got that unique set of skills we haven’t realised we need? Get in touch anyway; we’re always looking to add great people! There are lots of indications that some people only apply to roles when they meet all the qualifications for a role, however we’d encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet all the criteria! We don’t believe that ticking off a list of skills is the only thing that makes a great candidate. You can read more about how we’re building a more diverse team on our tech blog.
Have a read through our tech blog to learn more about what we’re up to! https://tech.busuu.com
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at busuu. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.