Office Team Lead (f/m/d) - Cologne


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.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

During our current phase of explosive growth, we want to make employees feel ‘at home’ wherever they are, but particularly in one of our offices. As team lead for our office team, you will be actively managing our vibrant offices in Cologne, Paderborn, London and Amsterdam (with more office openings planned); you will lead a highly engaged office team of 4 people. You and your team create high-end, welcoming workplaces and support our colleagues with what they need to do their best work.


Your responsibilities

  • Lead a team of highly motivated and collaborative office and purchasing managers
  • Act as liaison with cross-functional team representatives in space planning and management
  • Establish processes, tooling and communication around many office and remote working matters
  • Scope and implement workplace tools such as a ticketing system, a visitor management system, procurement processes and a space planning platform
  • Develop and own our food and drink strategy, fuelling DeeopLe to perform at their best

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work with a group of international peers that is highly engaged and genuinely curious
  • A small, effective, and highly skilled team enjoying mutual trust and truly short decision-making processes
  • Meaningful work: We overcome language barriers and thus bring cultures closer together. Did you know that DeepL is already used by over 100 million people?
  • Lots of flexibility to work fully remote or in our vibrant office in Cologne

About you

  • Fluency in English, German language is a plus
  • A strong user experience focus as our employees are at the heart of everything we do
  • Exceptionally strong ownership and “can-do” attitude with an operational mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to take existing processes and improve them, or develop operating procedures where none previously existed
  • Excellent organization, planning and prioritization skills with the ability to coordinate multiple schedules, visitors or suppliers, and competing priorities
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and being a role-model for the team

We are looking forward to your application!