Technical Translator - Portuguese (Brazil)

Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200192516
Are you looking for a great opportunity to work on a dynamic team passionate about delivering world-class localised software on some of the world’s most creative consumer electronic products? Do you love the challenge of solving sophisticated problems that can have impact on a global scale? Join the team responsible for the localisation of Apple software and Siri. We are looking for experienced technical translators to localise software and related content into Portuguese. Our localisation team is looking for highly motivated individuals with the right mix of technical, creative, organisational and communication skills to provide technical translations and adaptations for our software. Proficiency and translation experience in Portuguese language are crucial. The environment is fast paced, requiring the capacity to handle workload with bold delivery schedules. In addition to project work, other responsibilities include contributing to improving the tools to make software localisation workflows more efficient; helping to investigate the root causes of international issues that are found in localised software; evangelising best practices for localisation friendly content; defining and driving improvements in our localised content. Strong communication and collaboration skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to manage priorities are essential. This position is highly suited to technical translators with previous localisation experience. It provides a chance to work within an exciting, supportive team, interact with other localisation teams at Apple, as well as engineering and QA teams, and gain valuable insights into the development process at Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • Degree in Applied Linguistics, Translation and/or equivalent experience.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and in English.
  • Experience with localisation tools (such as SDL Trados) and translation memory software.
  • Experience in doing large volumes of technical translations for end-user software products.
  • Experience in translating for specific product types, e.g. high end video/audio software products.
  • Excellent overall writing skills.
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Large vocabulary, literacy, and cross-cultural knowledge.
  • Current and direct exposure to your native language's culture over a sustained period of time.
  • Knowledgeable in, and sensitive to, multilingual and multicultural issues.


Hands-on translation of Apple products into Portuguese (Brazil). Utilising internal tools to identify changes with localisation impact. Bug monitoring, blocking issues, reporting and resolution. Working with multi-functional groups to ensure the process runs smoothly and on schedule. Ensuring terminology consistency across all Apple products and services for the Portuguese market. Assisting with quick-turnaround translations. Identifying tools and process improvements. Performing linguistic QA and runtime testing. Maintaining style guides. Maintaining language glossaries.

Education & Experience

Degree in Applied Linguistics, Translation and/or equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements