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Group Product Manager | Infrastructure



Other Engineering, Product
London, UK · Amsterdam, Netherlands · Berlin, Germany · Cologne, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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

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.

Meet the team behind this journey

Core Platform is a track formed by 5 teams with the mission to create shared building blocks critical for the enablement of user-facing services and products. Our track builds a platform — in the form of text APIs and libraries — for client-facing teams and API customers to build products on. We aim to enable the best possible products to be built as productively as possible. Join them as a Group Product Manager to help them build a true, self-service platform that enables its customers, and to lead and grow a team of experienced PMs in the track.


Your responsibilities

  • Define a mission and strategy for a group of teams whose work enables the most critical workflows and features at DeepL

  • Foster an autonomous culture where PMs contribute to product strategy and own decision making with their team

  • Ensure transparent communication of goals, results and impact

  • Establish true partnerships with your counterparts in Engineering, Research and Design set product and technology goals and roadmap

  • Maintain open and efficient communication with stakeholders across the organization

  • Own the product life cycle and drive measurable business impact

  • Drive adoption of new methodology and techniques that accelerate impact across the business

  • Define metrics and KPIs to measure and report progress and impact of your teams

  • Ensure the maximum Return on Investment for your teams by displaying and teaching expertise of craft

  • Communicate strategy, ideas and concepts clearly, aimed at the right audience, with the help of insight and data

  • Identify opportunities for new features and products that leverage the global scale of our user base and data

Qualities we look for

  • 6+ years of experience as a Product Manager working with an agile environment, preferably with platform teams

  • 3+ years of managing a group of Product Managers

  • Strong technical background - you studied computer science (or a related subject) and worked as a software engineer

  • Strong understanding of how to lead an impactful product organisation – expert at craft and product methodology

  • Experience in driving the whole product lifecycle – research, prototyping, iterative development and testing, launch, and continuous improvement

  • Consistency in using qualitative and quantitative insights to define strategy, goals and roadmap

  • Comfortable taking decisions and moving forward to learn fast when data or research might be difficult to acquire

  • Analytical mind and focus on solving problems elegantly but simply. You are able to analyse and break down large problems to a structured approach, with small measurable steps to achieve your goals

  • Data centricity. You base your decisions on facts, not opinion, and always seek to validate any hypothesis both before and after implementation

  • Experience working on a product at scale, with an international footprint

  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the help of insight and data

  • Resilient and able to deal with uncertainty and constant change

  • Fluency in English

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.
  • Remote work, flexible hours: whether you're near or in our hubs in cities like Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, or prefer the comfort of your own home, you decide where your office is. We offer remote opportunities, 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.
  • 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.
  • Annual learning budget: because we never stop learning, we’ve set up an annual budget for your professional development—pick a learning path which 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!

Please make sure to send your application in English.

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