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Editorial Team Lead | Language Data

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Meet DeepL

DeepL, Europe's leading AI company since 2017, is dedicated to breaking down language barriers and bringing cultures closer together. Our expertise in AI and neural networks has enabled us to create cutting-edge communication technologies for businesses, including the acclaimed DeepL Translator which offers 30+ languages, and DeepL Write, our AI writing companion. Our core offering includes a suite of products and tools made for businesses to communicate more effectively, both internally and with their customers around the globe.

Our goal is to become the global leader in Language AI and build products that help drive better communication, drive connection, and make real-life impact. To do that, we need talented people, like you, who want to be a part of this exciting journey. If you're ready to work with a dynamic team and build your career in the fast-moving AI space, DeepL is your destination.

What sets us apart

We are committed to innovation and to a nurturing work environment. Founded by developers and researchers, we spend a lot of time actively reviewing the latest trends in generative AI and software engineering. Known for pioneering AI technologies, we dive deep into cutting-edge research to create not only translations, but advanced language solutions. Combining our use of modern technology, comprehensive employee benefits with our open and welcoming work culture is what sets us apart.

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, the reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because of the products that have helped countless people worldwide, or maybe it's because of our shared goal of improving communication for individuals and businesses worldwide. What we're certain of is this: being part of DeepL means joining a team committed to innovation and the well-being of its employees.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

As an Editorial Team Lead for Language Data you will play a pivotal role in guiding and empowering a team of Project Managers. Your responsibilities include supporting team members in their daily tasks, facilitating their professional growth, and fostering a positive team culture. From assisting with hiring and onboarding to conducting regular one-on-one sessions, you'll be instrumental in ensuring the team's productivity and efficiency. Moreover, you'll leverage data insights to anticipate challenges, identify opportunities for improvement, and optimize resource allocation for upcoming projects. Collaborating cross-functionally and contributing to departmental objectives, you'll champion process improvements and spearhead the implementation of new tools to streamline workflows. Ultimately, as the main point of contact for project and team-related inquiries, you'll be at the forefront of driving success in language data collection initiatives.


Your responsibilities

  • Coach and lead a group of Project Managers specialised in Language Data collection
  • Support your team in their day-to-day work and assist them in overcoming any challenges they may face
  • Assist with the hiring/interviewing of new team members
  • Help your team members improve their productivity & efficiency
  • Be essential in building and maintaining a wholesome culture within the team
  • Assist with training & onboarding of new starters
  • Help your team members with their skills & career development
  • Hold regular 1:1s with your team members
  • Support the running of weekly team meetings
  • Utilize our data to anticipate and mitigate issues before project kick-off
  • Work to identify opportunities to improve team performance & efficiencies
  • Collaborate on projects to support the delivery of department OKRs
  • Partner up cross-functionally to help with the delivery of projects & process improvements
  • Utilize our statistics to anticipate resource needs for upcoming projects
  • Be a main point of contact for project and team-related questions
  • Help with the design and implementation of new tooling for our workflows

About you

  •  A passion for Linguistics and Project Management and have 4+ years of experience leading a team of at least 6 people
  • Ideally you have experience both working with and leading a team of Project Managers in the language industry
  • Helping others comes naturally to you, and you are passionate about new technical developments related to our products
  • You enjoy solving problems and learning new things
  • You are empathetic and understanding of others’ needs and actively show an interest in coaching & leadership
  • You have the ability to analyze and understand data with the aim of anticipating and preventing issues
  • You have strong communication skills (written, verbal) and are highly organized
  • Your proactive nature and willingness to try new things helps you to master ambiguous situations
  • You enjoy project work and have extensive experience leading projects and working cross-functionally

What we offer

  • Diverse and internationally distributed team: joining our team means becoming part of a large, global community with people of more than 90 nationalities. We're more than just colleagues; we're a group of professionals with a shared mission to connect diverse cultures. Our global presence is growing–we've doubled in size nearly every year, with our employees based in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the US, and Japan, and we continue to expand our network.
  • Open communication, regular feedback: as a language-focused company, we value the importance of clear, honest communication. We value smooth collaboration, direct and actionable feedback, and believe that leading with empathy makes us better together.
  • Hybrid work, flexible hours: whether you're near our hub in Cologne, or prefer the comfort of your own home, you decide where your office is. We offer flexible working hours and trust in your productivity, all in sync with your team's general locations and time zones to foster effective and seamless collaboration. Our aim is to integrate your work with your lifestyle, ensuring a balance that respects both your needs and our operational requirements.
  • Regular in-person team events: we bond over vibrant events that are as unique as our team, from local team and business unit gatherings, to new-joiner onboardings, to company-wide events that bring us all together–literally.
  • Comprehensive health insurance: your health comes first. With our comprehensive insurance, we'll make sure you're covered from head to toe.
  • 30 days of annual leave: we value your peace of mind. With 30 days off (excluding public holidays) and access to mental health resources, we make sure you're as strong mentally as you are professionally.
  • Annual learning budget: because we never stop learning, we’ve set up an annual budget for your professional development—pick a learning path that contributes to your career development and we'll back you up.

  • Germany
  • Germany
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