Head of Trust & Safety

Tandem is the leading global language learning community, where 18 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 encoureges meaningful cross-cultural conversations.

Your work improving Trust & Safety for Tandem is pivotal to member retention, revenue and Tandem’s mission to connect the world through languages. You will collaborate with a cross-functional engineering team to improve and develop product features as well as driving changes to community policies and processes with support from a Product Manager, Community Manager and team of moderators.

Reporting directly to the CEO, your role will be to: 

  • Work closely with the Product Manager and Community Manager to build the community operations strategy ensuring the Tandem community is safe from bad actors and our members have the best language exchange experience possible!
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team of frontend, backend, data and machine learning engineers to iterate on existing safety features (both internal and member-facing) as well as discover, prioritize and deliver new features that support company and community OKRs
  • Manage, train and develop a Community Manager to whom a team of 8 freelance community moderators report
  • Assist the Community Manager in implementing moderation processes
  • Analyze wide-spanning in-app data and member behaviours to inform decisions often requiring fast action
  • Handle responses and take action on escalated cases that are business/brand critical
  • Devise community policies that are relevant to Tandem’s global and diverse community
  • Understand and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in common scams and frauds within the industry and the strategies and tools to combat bad actors
  • Present insights from the community, KPIs, and product updates to the leadership team and wider company
  • Crisis management involving outages or widespread bugs.

You are the right fit for the role if you:

  • Are passionate about languages and their role in building bridges between cultures.
  • Have 2+ years of experience managing direct reports.
  • Experience working with large communities within trust & safety for dating, social or gaming apps.
  • Familiarity with community management or customer care is a plus!
  • Excited to hit the ground running and capable of managing a diverse range of wide-spanning projects from start to finish and collaborating smoothly across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Have good analytical skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions and recommendations to drive action.

The benefits

Passion for languages 
We’re a team of ​34 people speaking 22 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.

One size doesn´t fit all
Nowadays, we’re all about a flexible and modern approach to working. Whether you’d like to work from our office in the heart of Berlin-Mitte, from the comfort of your home, or even a mixture of both, we’ll contribute to your work setup.

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.