Job Details
Localization Engineer
Posted: 08/09/2019
Position: Full Time
About This Job:
Day translations is a leading LSP company, connecting business around the word in different languages and cultures, making communication easier and faster. Our company is founded upon the principles of hard work, professionalism, formality and respect. We actively celebrate culture and aim to bring peace and respect to the world through our language services.
We are currently looking for a qualified, hardworking, professional, respectful, proactive and engaged Localization Engineer.
The Localization Engineer:
  • Is involved in all aspects of the localization process, from analyzing client source files, preparing localization kits and building localized applications to providing support to linguists during the testing phase. Is responsible for communicating issues to the Project Team and taking the lead on finding solutions to these issues.
  • Possesses knowledge of localization tools and Localization Industry standards.
  • Will be expected to jump into different tech scenarios with each account and quickly figure out simple and elegant solutions
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate, compile, test and support a wide variety of client requirements with multiple applications
  • Analyze project requirements, prepare localization kits and conduct localization related engineering tasks
  • Define localization process and select tools.
  • Define Quality Assurance requirements on projects.
  • Re-engineer files after translation (GUI resizing, syntax verification …).
  • Work with testers and linguists to resolve issues during testing.
  • Constantly reassess processes, to ensure the optimal solutions are in place.
  • Automate the workflow processes, drive, implement and document the best localization practices
  • Management of translation memory, glossary, and style guides, including leveraging and word-count management
  • Track changes to script content in conjunction with the localization project manager and the production team
  • Provide technical support to external integration teams and other third parties
  • Performing spot-check QA on externally localized pieces to ensure technical accuracy
Requirements & Qualifications:
  • Extensive Knowledge of SDL Trados, Parser Rules, Passolo, MemoQ.
  • Hands on experience with Globalization Management Systems, such as WorldServer and SDL TMS
  • Extensive technical knowledge of Localization Tools and Localization Standards.
  • Knowledge of XML, JSON, PO, XLIFF technology.
  • Knowledge of QA software (such as Xbench) and processes.
  • Knowledge of internet related technology (.NET, HTML, XML, PHP, ASP).
  • Excellent communication/people skills including the ability to convey technical information to a cross-functional team including client technical and non-technical resources.
  • A strong desire to learn new tools processes and concepts.
  • Solid in-depth knowledge of internationalization and localization
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience directly related to localization Engineering
  • Fluency in non-English language (desired)
  • Experience with Web and Multimedia localization.
  • Experience with Desktop Publishing localization (and software such as Sky Filter and recosoft)
  • Experience with managing software localization testing projects.
  • Foreign language skills and experience with double-byte/bidirectional languages highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with SQL databases and content management systems
  • High levels of IT competency to understand product software and operating systems functionality and applications
  • Be able to prioritize a varied workload
  • Work well under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to adapt to new techniques and learn about new technology in a short space of time
  • Positive attitude
  • Bachelor's or Master´s Degree (localization, business, linguistics, or with equivalent experience) is a plus
  • Fluency in non-English language (desired)
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly present the localization life-cycle to clients
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem-solving capabilities
  • Quality and detail-oriented
  • Strong team player in a multi-language/multi-cultural environment
  • Self-starter and pro-active
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Proficiency in translation memory tools (Trados, SDLX) are required
Skills Required:
Programming & IT
MySQL Level 4
Web Services Development Level 4
JSON Level 4
SQL Programming Level 4
XHTML Level 4
XML Level 4