Design Manager

June 12, 2023
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is Germany's best-known AI company. We develop neural networks to help people work with language. With DeepL Translator, we have created the world's best machine translation system and made it available free of charge to everyone online. Over the next few years, we aim to make DeepL the world's leading language technology company.

Our goal is to overcome language barriers and bring cultures closer together.

What distinguishes us from other companies?

DeepL (formerly Linguee) was founded by developers and researchers. We focus on the development of new, exciting products, which is why we spend a lot of time actively researching the latest topics. We understand the challenges of developing new products and try to meet them with an agile and dynamic way of working. Our work culture is very open because we want our employees to feel comfortable. In our daily work we use modern technologies - not only to translate texts, but also to create the world's best dictionaries, and solve other language problems.

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because they have enjoyed our services, or maybe they just want to get on board with our quest to break down language barriers and facilitate communication.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

As the product design team leader for your track, you will develop talent, foster collaboration, and improve design processes across the organization. Together with product and engineering leadership, you will shape the track's product strategy and leverage user research insights to identify business opportunities. Clear communication of track strategy and balancing business and user needs will be essential. You'll help your team maintain a high level of design craftsmanship and ensure the delivery of impactful solutions.


Your responsibilities

  • Lead product design team in your track
  • Nurture, grow, and develop design talent in the team
  • Foster collaborative culture within your track and between tracks
  • Develop and improve design processes across the organization
  • Champion brand, copy and design standards and design system and ensures their use
  • Partner with Product and Engineering to define product strategy in your area
  • Ensure impact of the teams in the track
  • In collaboration with user research, develop and promote in the track deep understanding of users and their needs. Discover track-wide opportunities.
  • Communicate track strategy to their team and help navigate business and user needs tradeoffs
  • Ensure high level of design craft within the track
  • What we offer

  • Interesting challenges: design, programming and research at the highest level
  • A friendly, international, and highly committed team with a lot of trust and very short decision-making processes
  • Work on a product that more than 100 million people already use
  • Meaningful work: We break down language barriers worldwide and bring different cultures closer together
  • A comfortable office in Cologne, Amsterdam or London (or suitable equipment for your home office) and a lot of flexibility
  • About you

  • 7+ years of product/UX design
  • 2 years of successful management of designers in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience setting product design vision in a product area of multiple teams/platforms
  • Experience with driving the whole product lifecycle – research, prototyping, iterative development and testing, launch, and continuous improvement
  • Experienced working on a product at scale, with an international footprint
  • Extensive knowledge of design processes
  • You base your decisions on facts, not opinion, and always seek to validate your assumptions
  • Solution-oriented and result-driven
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Resilient and able to deal with uncertainty
  • Fluent in English. Other languages are an advantage
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