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
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
What will you be doing at DeepL?
DeepL is continuously growing into Japan and we are seeking a highly
experienced HR Specialist to join our team. You will play a key role in
further setting up the Japanese department and executing the HR strategy in
Japan. As an HR Specialist, you will be responsible for overseeing all HR-
related fields, including Operations, Labour Law, People Development, HR
Business Partnering, and support in Japan-based recruiting.
As the first point of contact for our Japanese colleagues, you handle all
their DeepL questions and provide a warm welcome to our newcomers. Our
DeeopLe in Japan can come to you for support with their career development
and employee relations among other topics
You'll support us with your extensive knowledge of the Japanese market as
we build out this team and business entity
As well as your work on Team Japan, you collaborate with your Europe-based
colleagues in both People & Culture and senior leadership with projects
that influence the wider business
You'll master and further improve our HR processes for greater accuracy
Employee wellbeing, retention and engagement are crucial as we grow- we'll
rely on you to innovate in these areas and bring in new ideas for both our
Japanese and international teams
You support the recruitment team with your expertise on the Japanese
With strong knowledge of Japanese labour law, you develop and implement
Japancompliant HR policies and procedures
You'll invest in and improve relationships with potential external
partners in all hr-related fields.
You'll be our go-to for data and analytics on our growth in Japan,
providing expert insights to guide us as we scale further
Fluent in English and Japanese (both spoken and written).
Several years of relevant experience as an HR specialist or similar role
at a senior level.
Deep knowledge of Japanese labor law and HR practices.
Proven experience in working for international technology and/or SaaS
companies, preferably in scale-up phase.
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Spend at least 3 days at our office in Tokyo per week.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, agile environment.
What we offer
Make an impact! We break down language barriers worldwide and bring
different cultures closer together
Experience the excitement of a rapidly growing scale-up. Over the last
year we doubled in size with employees located across UK, Netherlands,
Germany, Poland, and Japan
We've got your back. We are an experienced, highly committed team with
transparent decision-making processes. We cherish collaboration and
efficiency, but the human approach, trust, empathy, and inclusivity are
just as important
Regular innovative team-building events – internationally, as well as
whole company events
The opportunity to shape a product experience for an unlimited market with
a diverse customer base (international customers, from start-ups to large
Hack-Fridays – Every month we have a dedicated, interruption-free day on a
company-wide scale to work on a project of your choice. Whatever it might
be, if it means something to you, this is your day to do it.
With our people-centric approach, we value Life-Domain Balance and mental
well-being! Therefore we offer flexible hours and a mental well-being app
with access to psychologists, group sessions, and self-guided learning