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Technical Project Manager | DevOps (f/m/d) - GER, UK, NL, PL

Standort flexibelKöln oder Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, DeutschlandEngineering


is Germany's best-known AI company. We develop neural networks to help people work with language. With DeepL Translator, we have created the world's best machine translation system and made it available to everyone free of charge. Over the next few years, we aim to make DeepL the world's leading language technology company.

Our goal is to overcome language barriers and bring cultures closer together.

What distinguishes us from other companies?

DeepL (formerly Linguee) was founded by developers and researchers. We focus on the development of new, exciting products, which is why we spend a lot of time actively researching the latest trends and technologies. We understand the challenges of developing new products and try to meet them with an agile and dynamic way of working. Our open and positive workplace philosophy enables employees to feel comfortable and thrive in their roles. In our daily work, we use modern technologies - not only to translate texts, but also to create the world's best dictionaries, and solve other language-related problems.

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because they have enjoyed our services, or maybe they just want to get on board with our quest to break down language barriers and facilitate communication.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

As a Technical Project Manager in our DevOps department, you will take project ownership for our data centres that deliver our products and services. Stakeholders come from two sides: internal users need a reliable, powerful, and easy-to-use infrastructure to continue the efficient development of our systems, while the products running on the infrastructure are used by millions of our users who expect close to 100% uptime even under heavy load situations while maintaining the highest security standards.

Working with a highly skilled team of DevOps engineers, you will drive the development of these services and the hardware that powers them throughout their lifecycle. This starts with requirements engineering, leads to decision-making processes, follows the implementation, and finally helps the team to take over the long-term ownership of the service.


Your responsibilities

  • Manage multiple technical projects within a defined technical scope.
  • Be the point of contact for your team’s area of responsibility: Get feedback and understand the needs of our (internal) customers.
  • Communicate and coordinate changes.
  • Publish and present progress and results to the organization.
  • Engage other teams and departments involved in the project.
  • Help define the vision, strategy, and roadmap for your infrastructure projects.
  • Facilitate a collaborative team process to create a living, well-prioritised backlog, and up-to-date documentation.
  • Always keep compliance and security in mind.
  • Engage other teams and departments involved in the project.

What we offer

  • Meaningful work at scale: We break down language barriers worldwide and bring different cultures closer together.
  • Interesting quests: raise the security bar of a company whose product is used by over 100 million people worldwide.
  • Experience the excitement of a rapidly growing scale-up! Over the last year we doubled in size, hiring new colleagues across UK, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, and Japan.
  • We’ve got your back! We are a small, effective, highly committed team with transparent decision-making processes. We cherish collaboration and efficiency, but trust, empathy, inclusivity and an overall ‘human-first’ approach are just as important to us.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: with office hubs in Cologne, Berlin, London, and Amsterdam, you choose where and how you work. We offer fully remote work from UK/DE/NL/PL, no strings attached, no 'to be reviewed'- DeepL is a remote-positive company now and forever.
  • Regular innovative team-building events- internationally!
  • The opportunity to visit our data centers in Iceland and Finland with the team.
  • Join our cross-functional DevOps department and take the opportunity to learn new skills from your parallel teams in Platform Engineering, System Integrations and Build Pipelines.

About you

  • Experienced in the role of project manager for cross-functional teams using agile methodology.
  • Good understanding of technical context and dependencies
  • You are a good mediator, able to balance and mediate between teams - but also able to make and enforce decisions together with your team.
  • Drive to complete tasks up to documentation and final review.
  • Experienced in driving the whole product lifecycle – research, prototyping, iterative development and testing, launch, and continuous improvement.
  • Analytical and focused on solving problems elegantly but simply. You can analyze and break down large problems into a structured approach, with small measurable steps to achieve your goals.
  • Experience in projects in DevOps or backend development is an advantage.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Resilient and able to cope with uncertainty and constant change.
  • Fluent in English and solid in German, at least B2 level.


We are looking forward to your application!

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