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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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    It's a great place to be Global!

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    Good, trustworthy and knowledgeable people, both in leadership and employee roles, many of whom have worked with this company for many years--not just a few months. Excellent product and services vision and strategy that has put SDL in the pole position for Global Customer Experience. Web, knowledge, content, insights and analytics, languages--and the understanding to put it all together. And giving back to the community through the SDL Foundation, and support--no, the active encouragement--of employee's donation of time to worthy causes.


    Global company, so you may need to be flexible in working hours. I don't think that's a con, just something to be aware of if you are not used to working in a global environment.

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    Keep doing what you're doing. All recent results show SDL heading in the right direction!

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SDL Interviews

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Updated Feb 18, 2015

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    Localisation Project Manager Interview

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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

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, Salesforce

For those who actually want their content to look like Greek to customers, SDL is the answer. The company provides translation software and services to help businesses adapt their Web sites and data to other languages, as well as to manage other types of Web content and e-commerce material. It offers the Enterprise Translation Server (translation for enterprise-wide applications), as well as desktop translation and multi-lingual content management applications. SDL also provides technical and translation services, as well as project management. Customers have included... More

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