Technical Translation Manager (Hong Kong Based)

Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan
Software and Services

Summary

Posted:
Role Number:200374353
Are you looking for a great opportunity to work on a dynamic team passionate about delivering elite localized software on some of the world’s most creative consumer electronic products? Do you love the challenge of solving complex problems that can have a direct impact on the success of the company? Join the team responsible for the localization of Apple software and Siri, and help us leave the world better than we found it! LRE’s Language Team is looking for a hands-on leader with confirmed experience handling translation deliverables and leading cross-functional initiatives. Exceptional communication and the ability to influence is a requirement for this role as it requires collaboration across many different in-house and vendor translation teams as well as cross-functional quality and engineering teams. Strong communication and collaboration skills, attention to detail, and proven ability to handle priorities are crucial. Candidates should have excellent problem solving abilities and the right mix of technical, creative, organizational and communication skills to provide strong leadership to their team. In this role you will build a team of experienced technical translators to support Apple Software and Documentation localization. The environment is fast paced, requiring the ability to handle workload with ambitious delivery schedules while at the same time training and nurturing your team to the expected competency of an in-house translator. In addition to project work, other responsibilities include contributing to improving the tools to make software localization workflows more efficient; helping to investigate the root causes of international issues that are found in localized software; evangelizing best practices for localization friendly content; defining and driving improvements in our localized content. This position is highly suited to current technical translators with project management experience.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in Localization. Strong knowledge of internationalization, localization and translation management systems
  • Proven experience coordinating translation deliverables
  • Ability to handle high quality work on aggressive schedules
  • Exceptional cross-functional communication and influence skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for process and tools innovation
  • Highly motivated, self-starting individual that takes the initiative
  • Degree in Applied Linguistics, Translation and/or equivalent experience
  • Prior localization team management or project management experience
  • Experience with localization and internationalization
  • Experience in managing language specific style guides and glossaries
  • Experience in translation of UI for high-end software products
  • Excellent overall writing skills
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in, and sensitive to, multilingual and multicultural issues
  • Must be able to relocate to Hong Kong

Description

- Leadership and management to build a team of dedicated technical translators in a fast-paced and demanding environment - Leading the overall translation quality of the team languages and acting as a champion for localizability. - Working with vendor management to ensure a seamless language quality experience for our users - Defining goals, setting priorities, and challenging experienced project managers and translators to do their best work - Cross-functional coordination to ensure that future tools and processes meet the needs of the language team - Defining and driving localization process and tools improvements that will improve quality, improve turnaround times, and reduce costs - Communicating risks and priorities in order to deliver high quality localized deliverables on time - Working with internal and vendor translators to identify resource needs for support of future projects

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

  • PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS
  • - Experience localizing Apple product content
  • - Native or accredited fluency in at least one language in addition to English
  • - Experience in natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • - Experience with a programming language
  • - QA experience
  • Apple is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.