Senior Back-End Engineer, Preply

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Python
Django
Senior level
London
Preply

Personalized language learning marketplace

Job no longer available

Preply

Personalized language learning marketplace

501-1000 employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceEducationTutoringLearning

Job no longer available

Salary not provided

Plus equity

Python
Django
Senior level
London

501-1000 employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceEducationTutoringLearning

Company mission

To deliver the best human learning experience by empowering learners and tutors to succeed.

Company mission

To deliver the best human learning experience by empowering learners and tutors to succeed.

Top investors

Many candidates hear
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48% female employees

11% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Preply stands as a global hub for language learning, distinguished by its emphasis on real-time tutor interaction. Through its user-friendly interface, Preply connects students with skilled tutors worldwide, facilitating flexible lessons from the convenience of their homes.

In recent years, there has been a notable upsurge in individuals seeking to master new languages, a trend projected to propel the market to a staggering $47B by 2025. While competitors like Duolingo, Babbel, and Busuu also want a share of this market, Preplyu's nice lies in its live instruction and diverse pool of native teachers, setting it apart from gamified, self-directed platforms.

With over 15M lessons booked to date and a network of more than 32,000 tutors spanning 175 countries, Preply has established itself as a frontrunner in the language learning space. Looking ahead, Preply is strategically positioning itself for continued growth, particularly in bolstering its B2b offerings and expanding its business development initiatives.

Company values

  • Care to change the world - We are passionate about our work and care deeply about its impact to be life changing
  • We do it for learners - For both Preply and tutors, learners are why we do what we do. Every day we focus on empowering tutors to deliver an exceptional learning experience
  • Keep perfecting - To create an outstanding customer experience, we focus on simplicity, smoothness, and enjoyment, continually perfecting it as every detail matters
  • Now is the time - In a fast-paced world, it matters how quickly we act. Now is the time to make great things happen
  • Disciplined execution - What makes us disciplined is the excellence in our execution. We set clear goals, focus on what matters, and utilize our resources efficiently
  • Dive deep - We leverage business acumen and curiosity to investigate disparities between numbers and stories, unlocking meaningful insights to guide our decisions
  • Growth mindset - We proactively seek growth opportunities and believe today's best performance becomes tomorrow's starting point. We humbly embrace feedback and learn from setbacks
  • Raise the bar - We raise our performance standards continuously, alongside each new hire and promotion. We build diverse and high-performing teams that can make a real difference
  • Challenge, disagree and commit - We value open and candid communication, even when we don’t fully agree. We speak our minds, challenge when necessary, and fully commit to decisions once made
  • One Preply - We prioritize collaboration, inclusion, and the success of our team over personal ambitions. Together, we support and celebrate each other's progress

Funding (last 2 of 10 rounds)

Jul 2023

$42m

SERIES C

Apr 2022

$50m

SERIES C

$143.7m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Kirill Bigai

(Co-Founder & CEO)

Worked as an Intelligent Network Engineer for Nokia and Vodafone before founding findGuru.me (a class booking platform) and then Preply.

Sergey Lukyanov

(Co-Founder)

Previously a Web Strategist and Designer at TemplateMonster.com, an online marketplace for website templates.

Dmytro Voloshyn

(Co-Founder)

Co-founder at Preply.com (Barcelona/Kyiv). Entrepreneur, scientist, thinker.

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