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Team Lead Linguistic Projects

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
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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.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

As a Linguistic Projects Team Lead in the Research Department, you will play a pivotal role in guiding and empowering a team of Linguistic Projects Specialists. Your responsibilities include supporting team members in their daily tasks, facilitating their professional growth, and fostering a positive team culture. From assisting with hiring and onboarding to conducting regular one-on-one sessions, you'll be instrumental in ensuring the team's productivity and efficiency.

Moreover, you'll leverage data insights to anticipate challenges, identify opportunities for improvement, and optimize resource allocation for upcoming projects. Collaborating cross-functionally and contributing to departmental objectives, you'll champion process improvements and spearhead the implementation of new tools to streamline workflows. Ultimately, as the main point of contact for project and team-related inquiries, you'll be at the forefront of driving success in language data collection initiatives.


Your responsibilities

  • Coach and lead a group of Linguistic Project Specialists

  • Elaboration and cross-team coordination of larger linguistic projects and data collection incentives

  • Consult with Research and our Language Specialists to brainstorm, develop and conceptualise the requirements and approach to obtain data sets, in particular for novel and complex data tasks

  • Liaise with Editorial and Language Specialists to create guidelines, support the roll-out of established tasks, and develop entry tests for linguist screening

  • Assist in assessing resource requirements (internal and external), establishing time lines and monitoring progress

  • Perform QA checks / consult with researchers on delivered data sets, progress, learnings, improvements for next iterations, etc.

  • Analyze and utilize our data to anticipate and mitigate issues before project kick-off

  • Support your team in their day-to-day work and assist them in overcoming any challenges they may face

  • Assist with the hiring/interviewing of new team members

  • Help your team members and identify opportunities to improve team productivity & efficiency

  • Be essential in building and maintaining a wholesome culture within the team

  • Assist with training & onboarding of new starters

  • Help your team members with their skills & career development

  • Hold regular 1:1s with your team members

  • Collaborate on projects to support the delivery of department OKRs

  • Be a main point of contact for team-related questions

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

  • With a passion for Linguistics and Project Management you have 4+ years of experience leading a team of at least 6 people

  • Ideally you have experience both working with and leading a team of Project Managers or Linguists in the language industry

  • You have a Master's degree in linguistics, computational linguistics or a similar field

  • You have the ability to analyze and understand data with the aim of classification, and anticipating potential challenges

  • You enjoy project work and have extensive experience leading projects and working cross-functionally

  • You have strong communication skills (written, verbal) and are highly organized

  • Helping others comes naturally to you, and you are passionate about new technical developments related to our products

  • You enjoy solving problems and learning new things

  • You are empathetic and understanding of others’ needs and actively show an interest in coaching & leadership

  • Your proactive nature and willingness to try new things helps you to master ambiguous situations

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