Web Engineer

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Company Name busuu
Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted Apr 11, 2014
Category Startup-Jobs
Job Type Full-Time


What will you be working on?

We're building a single page web app to bring the busuu language learning experience to millions of people. The front end is built with Yeoman with Google's AngularJS, Twitter's Bootstrap 3 and SASS. We're open minded about trying new tools and technologies. The role is focused on the back-end working on building our rapidly growing API suite with PHP and Python. We're out to make a fast, reliable web app that feels part of the modern web.

Why busuu?

If you want to change the world by providing language learning around the globe and join an amazing team that is already developing a great platform for 40 million users with 40k+ new users joining every day then we are the company for you. Working as an engineer at busuu gives you the opportunity to be part of a global success story and to work for a company that genuinely encourages innovation, so much so we dedicate one day per quarter just to innovation, and the entire company gets involved.

The role will involve the following responsibilities:

Develop features for the busuu.com web application, turning high level descriptions into things our users will love
Design and implement new API methods to deliver new functionality
Produce high quality and standards compliant back-end code
Something about you…

You fit the bill of an innovative developer, with deep interest in Internet Technologies and a passion for building ground-breaking online tools.
You are able to give accurate estimations of development times for projects, and organise your time to meet project deliverables and deadlines.
You have excellent knowledge and understanding of object-oriented programing in PHP and/or Python and you are skilled in debugging and problem solving.
Experience using the following-MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Neo4j, ElasticSearch, Redis
You will love to code, think of it as recreation rather than work, and have a number of your own projects you have done just for fun.
You have a sense of humour, are ambitious, and love the thrill and madness of working in a start-up environment
…and something about us

We are the largest social network for language learning, with more than 40 million users worldwide. We offer free and premium paid-for access to audio-visual courses for 12 languages: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and English.

The company is named after the Busuu language of Cameroon. According to an ethnological study from the 1980s, Busuu is spoken by only 8 people!

We are a young team committed to making this start-up company a global hit! If you value the exciting, varied and fast-paced environment so often created within a company in its early days, and are excited at the prospect to bring your skill-sets and do whatever it takes to continually deliver excellent customer experiences, apply now!