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Localization Specialist | French

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • London, England, United Kingdom
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Marketing and Communications

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?

Thanks to our unique AI language technology, DeepL is able to provide the world’s best translation quality. Join our team, and help us reach a global audience by providing first-class localized content. As an experienced localization specialist with outstanding communication skills, you will join DeepL’s international and highly motivated team of language experts. Your role will involve a wide array of localization tasks, such as

UX/UI and marketing localization. In addition, you will manage terminology databases, develop and maintain a style guide, advise on various cultural aspects of your target market, and much more! Your work will have a real impact on the lives of millions of people around the globe. The job will also give you the opportunity to learn and grow alongside other talented professionals from the many teams that collaborate with us in Localization.

At DeepL, you’ll find a workplace that’s both challenging and rewarding. Being a localization expert at DeepL means having a passion for diving into the cultural and linguistic nuances of language. If you thrive when producing localized content that doesn't sound like a translation and that appeals to users in your target market, we would love to hear from you!

Your responsibilities 

  • Localize, transcreate and proofread from English into French, applying the specific style, tone and voice required in each case
  • Write and edit French language content
  • Advise on aspects of French language and culture
  • Maintain, improve and update our style guides and terminology for French

About you

  • Degree-level education in Translation or a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of translation/localization experience, especially for website, app and marketing content
  • You are fluent in French (France) and are familiar with the linguistic and cultural details of the language
  • You are fluent in English and feel comfortable communicating in English (written and spoken)
  • You have experience in localization quality assurance and are used to working with CAT tools
  • Knowledge of the differences between French from France and other regional variants of French is a plus (e.g. Canadian French, Belgian French...)
We'd also love it if you have:
  • Experience working with UX-design, copywriting and marketing teams
  • Experience with SaaS companies and/or language-focused companies
  • Knowledge of other languages

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.

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!

If required: please make sure to send your application in English.

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  • Germany
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