Engineering Manager | C++

at  DeepL

Home Office, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany -

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Immediate19 Jul, 2024Not Specified19 Apr, 2024N/AGood communication skillsNoNo
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Is 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.


We’re looking for two Engineering Managers for two closely working platform teams responsible for our core backend text translation and text enhancement services, which are built by integrating advanced neural networks from our research department.
Team one is focused on providing APIs to other teams and our customers. In particular, it is responsible for implementing API requests through neural net inference jobs.
Team two focuses on efficiently scheduling these inference jobs on our neural net infrastructure, using a custom load balancer that dynamically optimises for latency and throughput.
Both teams work closely with the research department to provide state-of-the-art AI technologies to other teams within the company and to our end users.


The core purpose of the Engineering Manager role is to develop a product engineering team to an autonomous, high performing stage and take responsibility for ensuring high quality deliverables:
Delivery & Excellence: Collaborating with key stakeholders, represent the team’s engineering perspective on the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and time-to-market aspects of new or existing services and products. Ensure timely delivery of new features, maintain existing ones, and establish high engineering excellence metrics. Actively contribute to resolving technical issues and challenges by participating in code reviews, system design discussions, and occasionally engaging in hands-on coding to support team members.
People Leadership: Inspire, develop, recruit, and motivate a cross-functional engineering team. Conduct regular 1:1s with team members, set individual development or improvement plans, and foster a healthy, non-retaliatory feedback culture within the team.
Team Management: As a collaborative partner with a member of the Product Management team, jointly oversee the team’s strategy, quarterly goals, and business-technical metrics. Ensure the team’s development process methodology is optimal, actively participate in building and maintaining the technical roadmap, and take ownership of technical incident management. Dedicate time and resources to quality efforts, maintain a current knowledge base and documentation for the team’s services and artifacts, and coordinate resource planning in collaboration with the Senior Engineering Manager and Craft Leads as needed.
Manage growth: You derive satisfaction from navigating change and collaboratively discovering innovative solutions with your team and various stakeholders within a dynamic and evolving environment.
Strategic Leadership: Responsibility includes guiding the strategic direction of the team’s engagements and collaborating with stakeholders. Not directly involved in software delivery, the role necessitates a profound understanding of technical architecture, potential challenges, and aligning the team’s work with broader organizational goals.


Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

Computer Software/Engineering

IT Software - System Programming

Software Engineering




Home Office, Germany