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Senior System Engineer - Site Reliability

Join a web company working on new technologies that will disrupt the language industry and create innovative services within the translation market. You will work with an international team that is using artificial intelligence technology and web information retrieval to help more than 160,000 professional translators being more productive and to provide more efficient services to more than 70,000 customers through automation and agile disintermediation.

The Role

You will be responsible for the overall hardware and network infrastructure at Translated. The productivity of our on site team, thousands of professional translators, and almost 10M unique users per month is on your shoulders.

Our engineering team will leverage the indestructible infrastructure you'll build over commodity hardware to deliver the quality products we profit on. You will be involved in all stages of our engineering life cycle, from architectural design to troubleshooting unexpected halts, and will be expected to write very effective automation code, agile software prototypes, document the procedures.

In details you will:

  • plan, design, implement, deploy and administer new and existing infrastructure: servers, storage, virtualization and networking
  • provide an effective monitoring on systems, applications, end-user service desk requests; your mission is to ensure continuity to the services provided by catching hiccups before they happen
  • plan and perform hardware, software, and system upgrades and maintenance

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience with Linux administration storage and networking
  • Full proficiency, with a particular focus on tuning, in LAMP stack is a must (we own all our infrastructure; no managed environments for you)
  • You must be able to troubleshoot the infrastructure for performance bottlenecks

Additional skills 

  • Knowledge on how to scale a large infrastructure
  • Programming and scripting skills (one or more between Java, PHP, Python)
  • English proficiency is strongly desired

You will work in a beautiful environment in Rome - Eur, in a villa surrounded by nature and startups inside the PiCampus (

For this position we can't accept remote working, day to day presence in our offices is required.

About Translated

Translated is a language service provider that is changing the language industry by using Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence to make translators’ life easier by minimizing repetitive tasks and making customers happier by reducing traditional agency intermediation.

Translated was founded in 1999 and currently manages over 250,000 translators in 110 countries to provide translation services to more than 100,000 customers. It is focused on serving large businesses, startup and web 2.0 companies that need to speed-up and automate their globalization processes. Corporations like Google, Amazon and HP use our technologies and services in their localization processes.

Thanks to its innovative approach to language technology, Translated has been chosen by Google to create new services for flagship products such as YouTube and for the translation of the apps in the Google Play Store.

Translated has created MyMemory, the world’s largest translation memory, that combines machine translation with over 1 billion human contributions. Translated uses MyMemory to increase the quality and speed of translation by suggesting sentences that have already been translated.

MateCat is the next big thing on which Translated is currently working: a web-based software that pushes forward what is considered the new frontier of Computer Assisted Translation technology, that is, how to effectively and ergonomically integrate Machine Translation within the human translation workflow.

Finally, ModernMT is the  ongoing project to create the best machine translation engine in the world (yeah, also better than Google Translate).

Work environment and Benefits

In the last few years, Translated has expanded its workplaces to create the PiCampus (, the best work environment for talented people: six luxury residential villas converted into functional offices, in the green space of the EUR neighborhood, in Rome. Translated has invested in many Italian startups that now work at PiCampus, creating a competitive and exciting work environment, with some extras:

  • Networking events. You will be surrounded by innovators and experts coming from different fields, creating the best environment for knowledge sharing.
  • Bonuses and incentives for those who quit smoking, ride a bicycle to work, adopt a child.
  • Work hard and stay fit. In the campus you'll find a gym, two swimming pools, a personal trainer for spinning as well as TRX, pilates, and Tai Chi classes.
  • Enjoy a snack. Free snacks, fruit, coffee and beverages from the campus kitchens.
  • Cool peers! The average age of PiCampus employees is 28 years old.
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