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Equity Programme Administrator (f/m/d)

RemoteGermany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, KölnBusiness Functions


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.

Your choice

We are constantly looking for outstanding employees! Currently, we offer remote work in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Poland. Whether you would like to work from home in one of these countries or from one of our offices in Cologne or Paderborn: the choice is yours. No matter where you choose to work from, our way of working is designed to make you an essential part of the team.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

As an Equity Programme Administrator you will be responsible for the stock options and equity programmes for all employees here at DeepL. At DeepL, we want our employees to share in the company's success and participate in the long-term growth of its share value. We believe that employees should feel and act like owners and that their interests should be aligned with the long-term goals of the company. Our virtual stock option plan is an important element of our overall compensation philosophy, which is designed for long-term success.


Your responsibilities

  • You will ensure that our current equity programme is up to scratch and to market standard, as well as ensuring compliance with tax laws.
  • Day to day administration of DeepLs (virtual) equity programmes including processing new equity awards, cancellations and changes; we use an equity management tool called Ledgy
  • Responsible for stock option expensing (according to IFRS), tracking and reporting requirements
  • Respond to employee inquiries regarding our equity programme whilst providing excellent service to our participants at all levels
  • Collaborate with our People Ops, Payroll, Accounting & Legal teams on equity-related queries

What we offer

  • Meaningful work at scale: We break down language barriers worldwide and bring different cultures closer together, with a product already 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 an experienced, 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/JP, no strings attached, no 'to be reviewed'- DeepL is a remote-positive company now and forever
  • State of the art tech equipment, to support a smooth remote work experience
  • Regular innovative team-building events- internationally!

About you

  • 4-7 years experience working with employee equity programmes.
  • Experience of working within a tech company that has had a public market listing in the last 5 years.
  • Strong analytical, communication and organisation skills.
  • Desirable experience on the Ledgy platform or similar tools like Carta, Capshare, Shareworks.
  • Sensitivity to employee privacy laws and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality.
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus.
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