Data Scientist

Job description

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?

You will be part of the highly motivated track of teams that supports DeepL’s go-to-market initiatives and strategy. Our growing track is a cross-functional mix of data specialists and software engineers. Our job is to create value from the vast amount of data that we gather from our more than 100 million users and numerous customers. By doing so, we aim to make a significant impact on building the best possible translation experience and overcome language barriers.

Within the track, you will be part of the Revenue Intelligence team: a cross-functional teams that aims to:

  • build the data layer and tools that supports data self-service for Revenue Teams
  • contribute to the growth of DeepL's B2B strategy with data insights
  • contribute to the creation of a data driven culture in revenue teams

As a Data Scientist, your main responsibilities and deliverables will be to build and maintain data driven solutions, including datasets, models, dashboards and analyses.


Your responsibilities

  • Analyse (often large volumes of) data to generate actionable insights or uncover business opportunities
  • Partner with stakeholders from multiple departments to identify business opportunities, needs, requirements and proposed solutions, as well as to prioritise and evaluate initiatives. Communicate planning and deliverables timely
  • Communicate your results and findings clearly, support decision making and strategy
  • Write production-quality code (Python, SQL) with an eye towards performance and maintainability.
  • Maintain our data catalog as a scalable resource to support self-service and single-source-of-truth analytics.
  • Make data available in reporting through Metabase, ensure metrics are shown consistently across business units and establish a single source of truth, educate stakeholders on self-service

Qualities we look for

  • You have professional experience as a Data Analyst or Data Scientist
  • You have experience working with Commercial Teams
  • You're eager to learn and have impact
  • You have excellent communication skills; You're able to clarify the question behind the question and can easily communicate technical topics clearly to stakeholders with varied backgrounds as well as translate business questions to technical requirements
  • You enjoy collaborating with stakeholders to pro-actively identify opportunities
  • You have solid knowledge of programming in Python which is our Data Science tool of choice. You are proficient in SQL.
  • You are well versed in statistics, experience with hypothesis testing or AB testing is a plus
  • You have a master's degree or PHD in a quantitative subject like economics, mathematics, statistics, data science, or another field with a strong emphasis on quantitative analysis (or equivalent experience)
  • You have strong analytical skills with commercial acumen, with the ability to find opportunities and caveats
  • You maintain a pragmatic balance between quick results & analytical rigour
  • You are skilled at Data Visualisation & Analytics
  • You are a team player
  • 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, we are looking forward to it!

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