• Principal Localization Engineer

    Localization Engineering
    US-NY-New York
  • Responsibilities

    TransPerfect Translations International Inc. seeks Principal Localization Engineer (Worksite Location: New York, NY)


    • Oversee technical processes which facilitate revenues exceeding $200M, including all Translation Memory management (over 160,000 TMs worldwide) and content extraction.
    • Oversee process for Localization Engineers and coordinate continuous improvement cycles to push out to global team of over 70 people.
    • Coordinate development and develop new tools and processes to enable the above, and allow global Production/Operational employees to employ innovations through software utilities. Coordinate implementation of new technologies across Transperfect’s family of companies.
    • Coordinate development of CAT Tool (Wordfast) based on feedback user community of over 18,000 users.
    • Create text extraction parameters and troubleshoot
    • Serve as expert consultant and support for user base of over 1,000 Project Managers and 15,000 translators for all technical aspects of the localization process.
    • Coordinate and lead all processes – both execution of existing and design of new processes to improve quality and efficiency
    • Collaborate with Product Management to design new features of Wordfast, and test their implementation
    • Implement new TM server technology (TMS) in Transperfect production, coordinate development of its features
    • Create customized, purpose built solutions (scripts or applications) for non-standard projects.
    • Continue development and customization of APGUI, a sidekick tool to Wordfast used to fast-track new features to internal TransPerfect users before being baked into the full software.
    • Primary responsibility for integration of AP Gui into the Wordfast Pro tool so that all users (not just TransPerfect users) are able to utilize its functionality
    • Primary responsibility for overall Translation Memory strategy – file parsing, TM analysis processes, manage physical TM servers and physical files for all TM assets globally.
    • Develop tools (generally scripts or applets with customized, ad-hoc features used in specific project context) to deliver more functionality or user comfort to end users
    • Ensure compliance with clients requirements and integrity of technical data (specifically content types such as .xml, JSON, .resx, and other web related resource bundles)
    • Provide input to pre-sale planning and estimating of projects
    • Interface and coordinate with project management and art-graphics personnel, sales and customers
    • Analyze websites and applications for localization potential and assess the time and material requirements


    Minimum Experience Requirements:


    Requires 5 years of experience in localization engineering or a related field, including experience in the following:


    • 2 years of experience creating text extraction parameters and troubleshooting issues for Translation Memory Management software.
    • 2 years of experience with computer languages Python, VB, VBA, C++, and autohotkey
    • 2 years of experience with scripting Perl, ASP, Java, and autohotkey.
    • 2 years of experience with markup languages XML, HTML and XLIFF
    • 2 years of experience with Wordfast and SDL Trados


    ** Experience may be gained concurrently.


    For more than 25 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 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 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 $615 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest 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 ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.


    TransPerfect offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, company-sponsored life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending account options, and a proactive and accessible HR department that focuses on the staff’s health and happiness.


    TransPerfect is an equal opportunity employer.


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