Full Time / Berlin
Chatterbug is building the internet’s best way to learn a language by empowering those who speak them: Humans! Humans build our curriculum, teach our students how to speak in one-on-one lessons, and now we are looking for a few more humans to join us in making Chatterbug the best it can be.
Speed and accountability are two values our engineering team cares about deeply. Chatterbug is growing and looking for an engineer who prides themselves in taking ownership of the infrastructure that helps us scale not only with our user base but our team as well. Given that we ingest, transform and serve a large amount of video, our infrastructure comes with a unique set of challenges which are difficult and rare, yet rewarding to solve.
As we introduce new languages, enterprise offerings, mobile applications and explore strategic integrations and partnerships, we anticipate the complexity and scale of our systems to increase over the next year. As the first devops engineer on the team, you’ll join as an early employee at one of the most exciting times in our company's history.
The heart of our service is a Rails 5.2 application "monolith", and not a disjointed series of services. On the backend side, we use many tools, including:
As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you’ll architect and manage the infrastructure behind Chatterbug to help make our services run smoothly. On a given day you could be tracing a Live Lesson's logs and graphs to determine why a tutor's connection suddenly went haywire, building a new piece of infrastructure to allow us to support more students in the future, and more.
You’re a multi-talented, experienced engineer who wants to join our team building our language-learning product and infrastructure. You’ll be part of a small development team and will have the opportunity to own major components of our systems. You’re an active learner whose passions may include learning languages. (If you know a language other than English please tell us!)
Although we are a small company, we have a big product. We are an experienced team with backgrounds at GitHub and other major tech companies with funding from top investors in Silicon Valley and Europe. Our team works extremely reasonable hours and we have a strong commitment to work-life balance.
Beyond language learning, we’re on a bigger mission to help make lots of jobs for people who only need one skill: how to speak their native language. We currently teach German and Spanish and French to English speakers, as well as English to Spanish speakers. We have an international team and an international product, and we’re proud of it.