System and Network Engineer at Babbel (Lesson Nine GmbH) (Berlin, Germany)

 Stack Overflow ·  08.01.2019


We are looking for a System and Network Engineer to join our Team in Berlin!

In this role, you will help to build up and run our growing IT infrastructure that Babbelonians make use of every day. You will also be trying out new domains, technologies and ways of working in a fast-moving and diverse environment.

 You are:


Communicative and collaborative

Pragmatic, with action bias and can-do attitude

Self-directed with the ability to develop action plans, projects, reports, status, and presentation material


You will:


Help develop Babbel's internal technology infrastructure

Define and execute technology projects that impact all Babbelonians

Provide support for network deployment and maintenance projects and upgrade server, network, hardware and software components as needed with limited assistance

Perform custom configuration for servers, security devices, databases, storage appliances (SAN), IP telephony (PBX), network devices such as switches, firewalls and wireless controllers

Re-configure network equipment as necessary to handle environmental changes

Independently design, build, maintain and take ownership of new internal services used by our colleagues

Create, and test security measures (e.g. access authentication and disaster recovery)

Identify and implement automation and configuration management tools as well as innovative solutions with a strong focus on long-term stability and maintainability of our infrastructure


You have: 


Some years of practical experience in general system administration and network administration (e.g. Server management, Firewalls/Routers/Switching, Wireless, DHCP and DNS)

Knowledge in solving security problems, including certificate management (e.g. 802.1x, SSL) and network/firewall configuration and encryption

Some years experience in Linux environments and with Microsoft Server Technologies

Experience with identity management (e.g. LDAP, AD, SAML, OAuth) and source control (e.g. GIT, SVN, etc)

Confidence in setting up and handling relational databases (e.g. maintenance, migration and troubleshooting

An analytical mindset and ability to communicate complex matters in a structured way

Intermediate knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Python, JavaScript, Bash, PowerShell)

Used Atlassian and Microsoft products before (e.g. JIRA and Confluence, Office365)

Excellent written and spoken English skills

Knowledge of macOS and Windows desktop operating systems


Nice to have: 


Intermediate knowledge of networking security (experience with IDS)

Expertise in cloud computing (AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform)

German language skills


Why Babbel?

Babbel is the world’s most successful language learning app. Work with us to make a real impact in the world, in a meaningful way.


We’re driven by a bold challenge

We solve meaningful problems - at scale.

Diversity and difference are our strengths; lifelong learning is our life’s blood

Work within a high-performing team at Babbel.

Tackle a steep learning-curve – personally and professionally.

Work in a challenging environment and where you’re expected to bring your game face

Take advantage of a lively startup atmosphere with friendly working hours.

Draw from a vibrant international company with people from over 50 different nationalities.

We offer great company benefits (high-end company bike, fresh fruit & drinks).


Sounds good? We are already looking forward to hearing from you! Check out our jobs page, our blog, and our techblog!

Questions about a career at Babbel? Contact us! 




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