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Infrastructure Engineer | Data Platform

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DE, GB + 4 more

Job Description

DeepL, Europe's leading AI company since 2009, 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, and 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.

Meet the team behind this journey

We are looking for an Infrastructure Engineer to join a team of versatile engineers that craft the infrastructure, libraries and tooling to support data ingestion, processing, monitoring and lineage at DeepL. The main goal of the Data Platform is to combine different data sources, both internal and external, and make them available to our stakeholders company-wide: Developers, Product Development, Data Science and Management. We provide support at all stages of the data lifecycle to ensure that users can access the data they need to make data-driven decisions and to provide a framework for high data quality and transparent data security.


Your Responsibilities

  • Administer Kafka clusters that play a central role for data exchange in the company
  • Set up and maintain third party tools in Kubernetes that are used for data visualization, discovery and lineage
  • Monitoring in Prometheus and Grafana - you build and set up solutions that make sure our systems are operating smoothly
  • Help improve our CI/CD framework for reliable builds and deployments
  • Write tools and services in Go and Python

Qualities we look for

  • Experience with Kafka and Kubernetes
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Ideally experienced in software engineering
  • Ideally experienced with distributed and data-centric systems that ingest and store massive amounts of data
  • You are motivated and keen to learn
  • You are curious and aren't afraid to interact with low-level systems
  • You are fluent 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, Austin, or Tokyo, 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.

Advice from our career coach

A successful applicant for the Infrastructure Engineer position at DeepL should be familiar with Kafka, Kubernetes, CI/CD, software engineering, and data-centric systems. To stand out as an applicant, here are some tips and insights:

  • Highlight your experience and proficiency with Kafka and Kubernetes, as these are crucial for the role.
  • Showcase your expertise in CI/CD and software engineering, as well as experience with data-centric systems.
  • Demonstrate your motivation to learn and curiosity to interact with low-level systems.
  • Emphasize your ability to write tools and services in Go and Python, which are key languages for the position.
  • Ensure your application is in English, as fluency in English is a requirement.

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