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Engineering Manager Research Tooling

Remote, Hybrid
  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Munich, Bayern, Germany
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
  • London, England, United Kingdom
+8 more

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 next 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.


Your responsibilities

The Research Tooling Lead serves a hybrid role of team leadership and senior developer

- Development: You will develop new features and maintain existing ones
- Delivery & Engineering Excellence: Together with key stakeholders, you will represent the overall goals and strategic objectives of the track.

- You will also lead the teams in the track to deliver new features on time, maintain existing features and establish high engineering excellence metrics

- You will work with your engineering peers to drive initiatives and collaborate with others to move the organisation forward
- People Leadership: You'll inspire, develop, recruit and motivate a team of high performing engineers. This includes building 1:1 relationships with people, setting their development or improvement plans and establishing a healthy, non-retaliatory feedback culture
- Managing growth: In a growing and fast-changing environment, you will enjoy accompanying change and finding new solutions with peers, managers and other stakeholders

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 or in our hubs in Europe, or prefer the comfort of your own home, you decide where your office is. We offer hybrid opportunities, including the option to work several days in the office each week. This allows you to engage directly with your team and experience the unique energy of our workspace, while still enjoying the flexibility and comfort of working from home as needed. With flexible working hours and trust in your productivity, we are 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, blending in-person interactions with the autonomy of remote work.
- 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.
- Monthly full-day hacking sessions: every month, we have Hack Fridays, where you can spend your time diving into a project you're passionate about and get the opportunity to work with other teams–we value your initiatives, impact, and creativity.
- 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.

- Competitive salary, high-growth scale-up: we offer a competitive salary, stock options, and the experience of a fast-growing scale-up. We've doubled in size year-over-year, so come and be part of our success story, where your contributions not only add up–they multiply.

If this role and our mission resonate with you, but you're hesitant because you don't check all the boxes, don't let that hold you back. At DeepL, it's all about the value you bring and the growth we can foster together. Go ahead, apply—let's discover your potential together. We can't wait to meet you.

Qualities we look for

- You have a proven track record of successfully leading and scaling software engineering teams, ideally in a global, high-growth scale-up environment
- You have hands-on technical experience in the following areas:

  • Backend development in Python (using frameworks such as FastAPI, Flask or asyncio and databases such as PostgreSQL)
  • DevOps/DatacenterOps: Linux servers (bash, ssh, networking, network storage, ...), Docker, Kubernetes, Helm charts
  • Front-end development (JavaScript/TypeScript, Svelte/React)

- You have excellent communication skills and be able to work closely with other teams in our research department
- You have a solution-oriented mindset and be able to navigate through ambiguity and change effectively
- High level of English, knowledge of German and other languages an advantage

Remote, Hybrid
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom
+8 more