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Language Specialist | American English



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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. To keep it that way, we need your expert linguistic and communication skills.

As a linguist with outstanding communication skills, you will join our international and highly motivated team of linguists at DeepL, working with our Research teams on cutting-edge AI language technology that provides the world’s best translation quality. You will play a crucial role in improving our language technology, thereby making a real impact on the lives of millions of people around the world.

The job will also give you the opportunity to grow and learn alongside other talented professionals as you take on a wide array of interesting linguistic tasks that require problem-solving, language analysis, proofreading, editing and reviewing language data, and advising on various cultural aspects of your language. At DeepL, you’ll find a workplace that’s both challenging and rewarding.
If you are passionate about language and excited by the opportunities ahead, we would love to hear from you!

Your responsibilities

  • Proofread English texts, paying particular attention to linguistic subtleties and nuances
  • Create and maintain English linguistic content for internal use
  • Advise on aspects of American English culturally and linguistically
  • Test and evaluate machine and human translation data
  • Gather and prepare data for use in linguistic projects
  • Assess, identify, and communicate the particularities of different English variants
  • Analyze various English texts with particular regard to semantic and grammatical accuracy and stylistic expression

About you

  • A degree in linguistics or similar
  • A minimum of 2 years of translation experience
  • You are are familiar with the linguistic and cultural details unique to American English
  • You are aware of the different varieties of English and have experience working with them
  • You are fluent in American English and feel comfortable communicating in English (written and spoken)
  • Experience in applying your analytical skills and linguistic knowledge (morphology, syntax, grammar, spelling) when working with texts and translations
  • Fluency in German, French, Spanish, or Japanese; knowledge of additional languages is a big plus”
  • Experience teaching English as a second language is a big plus
  • Experience in language quality assurance and localization is a plus

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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