Localization Project Manager

San Diego, California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200323685
Join the team responsible for the localization of Apple's software, services, and hardware documentation in 40+ languages. We are looking for a motivated and energetic localization project manager with a passion for continuous improvement to deliver large volumes of high-quality documentation in a dynamic environment. In this role, you will be responsible for scheduling and tracking localization efforts while communicating risks and priorities to deliver high-quality documentation. This role requires close cross-functional collaboration with internal and external teams, including but not limited to project management, graphic design, engineering, translation, and regional localization QA teams. The fast-paced environment requires the ability to work autonomously and manage aggressive delivery schedules. We are looking for someone who is adaptable and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes. Must have cross-functional communication skills and experience. Candidates should have excellent problem-solving and negotiation skills and a passion for improving processes and tools. The right mix of technical, organizational, and communication skills is the key to success. Attention to detail and a proven ability to manage priorities are essential.

Key Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of internationalization and localization
  • Experience managing localized documentation or similar deliverables
  • Passion and reputation for innovation
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Experience working cross-functionally to deliver results
  • A proven track record of successfully managing multiple complex projects concurrently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with macOS, iOS, and watchOS


Specific responsibilities: - Working cross-functionally to develop, communicate and maintain a schedule for localization efforts - Defining strategy/resource needs for assigned project - Coordinating with internal and external teams to align documentation efforts and create schedules that ensure high-quality results - Communicating project status to stakeholders and senior leadership - Identifying and managing schedule risks - Reconciling schedule conflicts by working with project stakeholders to establish priorities - Following up on all internationalization and localization issues - Maintaining workload and vendor estimated and actual spend data for assigned projects - Identify gaps or inefficiencies in project management tools and processes within and between teams and suggest improvements

Education & Experience

- Degree in related field/experience

Additional Requirements

  • Preferred Experience:
  • - Knowledge of Perl, Python, UNIX, shell scripting
  • - Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • - Fluency in a second language