People & Development Partner (f/m/d) - London, Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam or remote


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 free of charge to everyone online. 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 topics. We understand the challenges of developing new products and try to meet them with an agile and dynamic way of working. Our work culture is very open because we want our employees to feel comfortable. 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 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?

While we are growing quite fast, we want to maintain our people centric culture that makes us successful. For this advanced growth phase, we need your experience, ideas and drive to make this happen. You will be the link between our People & Culture team and the teams you are responsible for, making sure that both sides are aware of the requirements, new challenges and what's going on in these exciting times. Your tasks will range from consulting on common people and culture issues to monitoring and optimising the employee lifecycle for your teams. Additionally, you have the ability to notice and identify development needs at personal, team (and company) level and the attitude to proactively create and implement solutions (in cooperation with your Partner & Development Team). You will be part of our flexible and approachable People & Culture Team that is looking forward to becoming even more powerful together with you.


Your responsibilities

  • You are a competent and trustworthy partner for your teams and serve as a contact person for all People & Culture related topics
  • In hiring processes, you are a source of information for the hiring teams
  • You develop customized onboarding processes with your teams
  • In collaboration with your People Operations colleagues, you develop a benefits package that is both market-driven and in line with the company culture
  • You give support in coaching, mediation, mental health, work-life-balance matters
  • Act as a sparring partner for team leads in topics around leadership
  • As an expert for our internal career paths system, you guide the personal development of the people in the teams assigned to you
  • You identify issues and deal with them proactively
  • Communicating and implementing strategic initiatives together with your fellow People Partners rounds off your comprehensive range of tasks

What we offer

  • Meaningful work: Our goal is to break down all language barriers and bring different cultures closer together
  • Friendly, international, and very committed teams, with a lot of trust and short decision-making processes
  • The opportunity to be part of and actively shape develop our concept of people partnering and development
  • Regular team and company events
  • Cool benefits like JobRad, Urban Sports Club, additional Health and Accident Coverage and many others
  • A nice office in Cologne, Berlin, London or Amsterdam (or comparable equipment for your home office) and a lot of flexibility

About you

  • Several years of experience in People & Culture, preferably in a SaaS company
  • Experience in various aspects of HR work (admin, strategic, labour law)
  • Experience in people development, ideally both conceptually and in practical implementation
  • High empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written 
  • Experience in mediation is a plus
  • Ability to plan ahead / systemic thinking and anticipate challenges
  • Fluent English, German is a plus

We are looking forward to your application!