Networking Specialist | UK, NL, GER or PL


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 to everyone free of charge. 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 trends and technologies. We understand the challenges of developing new products and try to meet them with an agile and dynamic way of working. Our open and positive workplace philosophy enables employees to feel comfortable and thrive in their roles. 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-related 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.

Work wherever you want

Whether you would like to work from home 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 integral part of the team. This is why we are looking for outstanding employees from all over Germany, the Netherlands or Poland.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

In this role, you will be an important building block to provide our free, as well as pro service for our customers. In addition, you provide the foundation for our researchers to train new, even more sophisticated neural networks.
You will contribute your knowledge of networks to run a highly available and secure infrastructure in our data centers. You can expand your experience with configuration management and document your good work well.


Your responsibilities

  • Actively take part in designing, implementing and optimising the network layout in our datacenters for research and production services
  • Install, configure, automate network infrastructure of multiple vendors
  • Facilitate a meaningful monitoring and alerting protocol
  • Take over responsibility for emergency playbooks and support at troubleshooting
  • Implementation of network security together with our IT Security team
  • Regular infrastructure training for our Operations team

What we offer

  • A small, effective and highly skilled team enjoying mutual trust and very short decision-making processes
  • Meaningful work: We overcome language barriers and thus bring cultures closer together
  • Lots of flexibility and a comfortable office in Cologne or Paderborn (or suitable equipment for your home office)
  • The opportunity to visit our datacenters in Iceland and Sweden with the team
  • No mandatory on-call shifts (but they are available on an opt-in basis)

About you

  • Degree in computer science or a practical qualification in a related field
  • Professional experience in a network engineering role
  • Strong knowledge of Layer 2 Protocols (STP, MC-LAG, VLAN) and Layer 3 Protocols (Routing, BGP)
  • Advanced Firewalling and VPN knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills in English, any German would be a bonus

Ideally, you also have one or more of the following:

  • CCNP or a similar certification
  • Practical experience with Napalm, Ansible or Puppet
  • Knowledge of SDN and vxlan


We are looking forward to your application!