Join the SDL family

Our diverse teams operating in over 39 countries cover many different disciplines and are passionate about giving back to their communities in their own ways. 

We are committed to providing employees with a clear sense of common purpose and culture, combined with concrete ways for everyone to learn, grow and thrive. 

Find the right opportunity today.


Who are SDL and what do we do

We work with over 4,500 enterprise customers including 90 of the world’s top brands to help them create, translate and deliver their content globally with our unique combination of language and content services and technology.

Reach your full potential

“We know that an essential part of creating a sustainable company revolves around creating a culture of growth and development. We achieve this through our progressive and proactive approach to talent development. From providing various ways for people to learn and grow to our robust approach to leadership development and our annual talent review and succession process focused on continuity, we encourage and cultivate employees to Be their Best and achieve their potential and, at the same time build sustainability and competitive excellence.”—

Roddy Temperley, Chief HR Officer

Discover your next opportunity

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Internal & in-house translator opportunities

You want to work for a company with global scale, global vision, and global understanding. We’ll give you the tools to succeed.
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Freelance opportunities

You thrive on creating superior translations. We’ll make it possible to do what you love.
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SDL Campus

Get on the path to a great future in localization. We grow and nurture new talent, in collaboration with the academic world to shape the future of language students.

What is Life at SDL?

Life at SDL embodies everything that makes us who we are—how we engage with each other, how we create positive work environments for employees, how we lead others, how we work with our customers, how we make SDL the type of place we want it to be, and everything else that allows us to Be Our Best.

Life at SDL


Work hard. Play hard. Be yourself

As a company focused on connecting humans through language, Diversity and Inclusion is a key cornerstone of our culture. Our focus areas for 2020 are LGBT+, ethnicity, women in leadership, and physical and mental wellbeing. Each of these areas is led by a member of the Executive Team.

We are proud to work at a place where all can succeed and grow their career—a place where talent can flourish and where the colour of your skin, your culture, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexuality, or disabilities are embraced and respected.

The Rallying Cry

Rallying cries encourage a united attitude and to act in support of Life at SDL and the culture we are shaping. Our rallying cry is to ”Be our Best” and it is fueled by our values:   

  • ​Passionate: We love information, language, communication, and connecting humans across the world 
  • Proactive: We tackle problems head on, adapt to the latest technologies and embrace new ways of doing business. 
  • Authentic: We are confident in our abilities due to years of success, feel good about accomplishments and always stay true to ourselves. 
  • Collaborative: We are team players, engaging each other, hands on with the work and in it together with our partners and customers. We always aim to be our personal best in everything we do and our actions should always enable SDL to Be Its Best.  ​​
Follow us on our Life at SDL social media channels to follow the many different initiatives that have taken place and continue to do so on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Positive Working Environment

Enjoy a positive working environment

We pride ourselves on providing high standards of health and safety for our employees. During the recent pandemic, we responded swiftly to protect the health and safety of our employees, transitioning all to remote working. Some other examples of what we do include: providing training on First Aid, conducting numerous fire drills, equipping offices with safety blankets, and regularly testing electricity to ensure it is compliant while taking immediate action should a problem exist. 

In addition, each time we upgrade an office area, we take special care to further upgrade its safety.

Make a difference

Make a difference

The Board is very involved in SDL Foundation and closely collaborates with us to review and discuss donations we make. 

We also encourage employees to use their volunteering time to support a charity or community group of their own choice, or to take up an opportunity provided by the Foundation. We give all employees five paid days to volunteer. Last year 478 days of employee time were spent volunteering.

Find out how we’re helping people and communities realize their potential in a sustainable way.

Build a positive future

Find out how we engage with each other, partner with others, develop talent, work with our customers, and run our business.
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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)

Find out how we support people in need across borders and languages, how we like to engage with each other, inspire each other and how we work to reduce our environmental impact.
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SDL Academic Partner Program

Partner with us to teach translation technology within your language courses. We offer CAT tool knowledge, expertise and training resources to support the academic curriculum.

We are looking for innovative and committed people to join our team. If you have a general enquiry, please contact us using this form.

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