Localization Engineer (Quezon City, Philippines)

Venga is a rapidly growing globalization service provider offering a full range of language, localization, and multimedia services geared toward internationalizing products, content, and services for multilingual markets. We are seeking to hire a Localization Engineer to join our global team, working closely with the production and engineering teams in Europe, Asia and the Americas time zones.

This position is best suited for a multidisciplinary person that will be supporting production needs, stepping in to solve any technical challenges anyone in the company faces, and to develop, implement and document solutions to help other teams help themselves in the future. The Engineering team is also a key player in improving processes, running pilot initiatives and keeping our technology landscape up-to-date. Sometimes you will be asked to join the task force on a given project whereas other times you will be spearheading the initiative yourself. In both scenarios, you will be expected to proactively collect others’ feedback as well as to speak your mind and discuss potential issues before they occur.

If that sounds like you, please read below, and get in touch!

Job responsibilities:

  • Analysis of web sites, applications, and file sets 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
  • Provide support to production and sales management, as required
  • Evaluate and prepare project deliverables (software, help, docs, websites and others) for translation following set quality standards; this process typically includes the use of CAT tools as well as writing instructions for translators
  • Resize, format, test, deliver and back up the project deliverables following set quality standards
  • Thoroughly follow highly complex processes, ensuring quality results
  • Test software functionality, which typically includes filling out a bug report
  • Process completed bug reports and investigate and fix bugs
  • Complete own projects on time and in line with quality standards
  • Provide daily feedback to the Engineering Team Lead on status of project tasks
  • Manage Translation Memories
  • Coordinate, support and QA projects outsourced to external engineering resources
  • Provide support for colleagues in other departments or freelance translators on CAT tools
  • Effective troubleshooting on translation assets so the translation process is not affected by any engineering issues

Requirements:

  • Interest in foreign languages and cultures
  • Proficiency with Office and presentation applications (Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, Excel)
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications and skills
  • A habit of documenting processes in order to increase everyone’s efficiency and reduce time waste and knowledge silos
  • Positive, “can do” attitude, seasoned with caution and common sense
  • Good spoken and written English, and no fear to speak up your mind

Things that would make you shine:

  • Experience in the localization industry
  • Experience with CAT tools
  • Knowledge of the Markdown markup language

To apply please send your inquiry and resume to careers@vengaglobal.com