• Localization Engineer

    Localization Engineering
  • Responsibilities

    Scope of job:

    The Localization Engineer completes the engineering steps required in a localization project. Project deliverables range from software to help, docs, websites and others. Project tasks include evaluation, preparation, compilation, resizing, testing, delivery and back up of the project files.

    • Analysis working source files (such as documentation, web sites and software applications) for localization potential and time/material requirements
    • Automation of analysis and file parsing and filtering, plus several other related activities
    • Re-engineering of some components (re-coding, and other technical changes to accommodate localization-related adjustments, script writing, as required)
    • Ensure compliance with clients' requirements and integrity of data
    • Interface and coordinate with project management and art-graphics personnel, sales and customers; provide input to pre-sale planning and estimating of projects; and
    • Provide support to operations and sales management, as required
    • Providing quotes on new projects for marketing/sales departments as needed.


    • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college or university and 2-3 years experience in a Localization field
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Knowledge of Translation Memory Tools (WordFast, Trados, Déjà vu, SDLX)
    • Strong knowledge of markup languages (XML, HTML, XLIFF)
    • Knowledge of one or more DTP applications (FrameMaker, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator etc.)
    • Knowledge of Windows
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills in English
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills


    For more than 20 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 standards, TransPerfect provides a full array of language and business support services, including translation, interpretation, multicultural marketing, website globalization, subtitling, voiceovers, staffing services, e-learning and training, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of next-generation technologies that significantly reduce costs and improve consistency throughout the translation process, making TransPerfect the vendor of choice for the world's leading multinationals.

    With annual revenues of over $500 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.


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