SDL – Why Work For Us?

Throughout our 70 worldwide offices, you’ll find people of all nationalities from different cultures and backgrounds. They all have two things in common - a desire to make a difference and a passion to succeed. We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability or veteran status.


At SDL, we are helping bring brands to the world in new, exciting ways with our technology. As an employee, you’ll get to tackle interesting problems to transform the way people and businesses communicate globally. And because SDL is a diverse, global company, you will have the opportunity to work with smart, dedicated people across departments so you can continue learning and advance your career. And the best part? We are growing. With 70 offices across 38 countries, we might have the perfect career opportunity for you.

Freelance Translator Opportunities

As one of the world’s leading providers of language services, we are always looking for the very best freelance translators to join our translation team. At SDL we work in all language combinations, although the main source languages are typically English, German and Japanese. 

We are especially interested in freelance translators and post-editors with experience in the following sectors:undefined

  • IT 

  • Telecommunications 

  • Electronics 

  • Finances & Banking 

  • Manufacturing 

  • Engineering 

  • Automotive 

  • Life Sciences 

  • Pharmaceutical 

  • Commercial 

  • Games

If you are an experienced and motivated freelance translator, with a solid translation background, you could be joining our freelance team and enjoying the many benefits that freelance work with SDL offers.


Leader in Global Customer Experience

We untangle the complexity of managing your brand’s digital footprint as it grows across multiple languages, cultures, websites, devices and channels.

Customers are better connected and informed than ever before – and full of expectations. To stay competitive, encourage advocacy and take advantage of growth opportunities, global Customer Experience Management (CXM) should be at the top of every company’s priorities. Take a look at a collection of recent research, videos and papers full of insights you can use to help build a successful global CXM strategy.


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    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
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    I've been with SDL for a year now. It's a fast paced, fun place to work. The culture, passion of the people, and products are some of the best things about the company. I never used to pay much attention to culture, it always seemed sort of soft and wooly to me but I've come to appreciate how important it is. I'd describe SDL's culture as transparent, driven, one where every employees voice is sought out (very different than many other places), long term focused (so unusual in our industry) and customer focused. People here are passionate about helping customers and colleagues alike. There's a can do, hard charging attitude driven from the top, layered on top of a family atmosphere which means it's great fun as opposed to hard work.


    The company is growing and there are growing pains, but the focus on continual improvement is noticed and means they'll get there.

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    Continue to listen to your teams at all levels of the company, retain the informal non-hierarchical communication and keep investing in your people.

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SDL Interviews

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015

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    Localisation Project Manager Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at SDL.

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    Disorganized. Interview was conducted by a few people who clearly never conducted interview's before. It seemed like no one was expecting me there and the person who was supposed to conduct the interview was busy. The interview seemed to be questions that they quickly googled before walking into the room.

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SDL Awards & Accolades

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Most Innovative Company of the Year (Large) - Gold, Best in Biz Awards International, 2014
Women in Business (Female Executive of the Year), World Awards, 2014
New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Platform: Silver Stevie, American Business Awards (the Stevies) People's Choice, 2014
100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management, KMWorld, 2014
Best Management Team of the Year: Gold Stevie, American Business Awards (Stevies) People's Choice, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (SDL)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Adobe, Oracle, Lionbridge

SDL (LSE: SDL) is the leader in global customer experience. With a completely integrated cloud solution for content management, analytics, language and documentation, SDL solves the complexity of managing your brand’s digital footprint as it grows across multiple languages, cultures, websites, devices and channels. Seventy-nine of the top 100 global companies trust SDL to help them create authentic, in-context customer experiences that drive demand and loyalty. SDL brings your brand to the world, and the world to your brand. Learn more at

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