• Localization Engineer

    Localization Engineering
  • Responsibilities

    As a Localization Engineer, you will be part of the translation process from the preliminary steps (quoting) until the last one (QA and preparing files for delivery) within a localization project.
    A Localization Engineer not only prepares the files for translation, but also advises other departments on the costs and time needed to complete the project, and find solutions to the challenges that may arise during the localization project. 


    Position responsibilities:

    • Analyze various file formats for localization potential
    • Assess time/material requirements for completion of projects
    • Prepare various file formats and technologies for translation using CAT tools
    • Prepare and deliver training courses on CAT tools and related technology
    • Provide technical support for production team, sales and other departments
    • Develop procedures for maximising productivity through technology solutions
    • Manage and create translation memories
    • Interface with production team, sales and other departments


    • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent (Computer Science or Mathematics preferred)
    • Superb analytical skills
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English)
    • Extensive use of CAT and localization engineering tools
    • Knowledge of QuarkXPress, PageMaker, FrameMaker, Photoshop, and Illustrator
    • Desire to work in a fast paced environment and be a team player
    • Organized and motivated self-starter with a problem-solving attitude
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
    • Must be flexible with hours to accommodate project deadlines
    • Localization, DTP, and technology related experience essential

    Desired Skills:

    • Fluency in another language a plus
    • Some knowledge of web programming languages a plus (HTML, XML, ASP, JSP)


    For over 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, training and learning, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of cutting edge 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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