Frontend Engineer

Tandem is the leading global language learning community, where 10 million members in over 180 countries practice languages together. The concept of learning from each other is not only an integral part of the Tandem community but it is also at the heart of our everyday lives at Tandem. This shared connection through learning helps us to grow and enhances the language journeys of our members.

We are based in Berlin and are backed by top European investors. We are highly international and driven by a shared passion for languages, technology, and culture. Together, we are on a mission to build a product that not only teaches a new skill but also encourages meaningful cross-cultural conversations.

As a Frontend Engineer, you will be our subject matter expert on everything web and your main responsibility will be leading the development of tandems web presence, In this role you will also be working closely with our growth and marketing teams on subjects like advanced SEO, tracking and UI Experimentation.

You will work as part of a cross functional team, including a product owner, designer and report directly to Tandem’s CTO.

You’ll tackle areas such as:

  • Building and maintaining a website split over different countries.
  • How to best optimize NextJS for SEO.
  • Ensuring our website is built in-line with accessibility standards. (WCAG 2.0)
  • The setup and maintenance of our web-component library.
  • Bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Implementing new technologies as part of our innovation workstream.

You are the right fit for the role if you have:

  • 3+ years of continuous Javascript Frontend and Backend experience.
  • 2+ Years experience with NextJS or ReactJS
  • You have a firm grasp of JavaScript and its nuances, including ES6+ syntax.
  • Experience with TypeScript

You would really stand out if you have experience with:

  • Integrating with the Google suite (Analytics, Tag Manager, Optimize)
  • Integrating with headless CMS systems such as Contentful.
  • JIRA and understand what a good workflow looks like.
  • Using code quality tools, ideally in a CI environment.
  • Architecting web-apps from the ground up.

Life @Tandem

Passion for languages 

We’re a team of 30 people speaking 20 languages fluently between us. For those wanting to improve their German (or Denglisch!), you can join one of our German classes on us. We also run regular Spanish, Russian, and German lunches!

Take a deep dive

As a Tandem team member, we’ll give you a budget for up to 6 “Deep Dive Days” per year. Pick a topic you’ve always wanted to explore for your professional development that has never made it out of your backlog. Then book a cabin in the woods or whatever matches your individual learning style.

Teams who train together, stay together

We offer Urban Sports Club gym memberships to boost our team’s physical and mental health. If you prefer, we can contribute to your monthly public transport ticket instead.

It takes a team to Tandem

Bonding with our teammates outside of our normal work routine is important to us. We organize regular team events: from day trips to weekly lunches, to Friday beers, summer BBQs, and board games.

Balance matters 

Life isn’t just about work. We know when to snooze Slack notifications, recharge our batteries, and take time out for our personal hobbies. As we’re mostly working from home right now, it’s even more important to be able to switch off from work and relax.

Modern family

As part of our family-friendly company philosophy, we embrace flexible working hours, welcome families to our events, and love for our kids to visit the office and get a taste of life at Tandem.

Relocation without the stress 

If you’re looking to relocate to Berlin, we’re ready to assist you with the infamous German bureaucracy. Many of us have been through it before, so we have plenty of tips to share. You’ll feel settled in no time.

An office that sparks joy

Our open-plan working oasis is located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte. We offer a free choice of IT setup and whatever tech you require. As an added bonus, our kitchen is always fully stocked with free drinks, healthy snacks, and fresh fruit.

Tandem is the leading global language learning community. When it comes to learning languages, Tandem believes that actually speaking from day one is the fastest way to become fluent. This means developing a platform that connects people from across the world so they can practice speaking languages together. Since its launch in 2015, Tandem has become the biggest language learning community with over 10 million members. Tandem members can learn more than 300 different languages, including 20 sign languages, 20 indigenous languages, and six fictional ones like Mandalorian or Klingon. We are based in Berlin, highly international, and are driven by our shared passion for languages, technology, and culture. Together, we’re on a mission to build a product that not only teaches a new skill but also encourages meaningful cross-cultural conversations. Come join us and help shape how the next generation of language learners reach fluency.

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