92 day(s) ago

Localization Project Manager

Negotiable Salary


United States
English: Native Speaker
Experience: 1+ years
Employment: Full-time

Localize Direct

Industry: Localization
For a large part of our lives, we’ve been developing games. When we wanted to take them global, we started looking for a localization tool. Couldn’t find one. That’s why we built a CMS localization platform ourselves.

Soon we gained our first customer - Warner Bros! Since then we’ve helped over 500 enterprises and developers with their game localization pipelines. Legendary, Doom, Batman Origins and Shadow of Mordor went internationally and reached millions of gamers with us - what if your game is the next big thing?

Localizing games for 10 years, we have established a large, reliable network of native speaking translators into 65+ language pairs. Now, we provide translation, localization QA, and CMS services for the game development industry. LocalizeDirect is based in Sweden and Vietnam with a number of sales, localization & QA managers working across the globe.

General overview of the project(s)

Help manage our game localization projects around the globe. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing numerous localization projects of different sizes and genres for multiple platforms. The majority of which are managed through our localization systems.

Responsibilities

Manage localization projects from initial contact/request through to delivery, ensuring that projects meet quality, time and budget expectations.
Manage client relationships and serve as the primary day-to-day contact.
Providing timely responses and actions to customer and colleague requests
Estimate and plan projects from start to finish.
Directly select, instruct and manage translators.
Recruit and manage freelance translators.
Communicate project activities with internal stakeholders.

Requirements

2+ years of experience working in a similar LPM position within a multilingual localization vendor.
Experience working on games projects and an understanding of the game development lifecycle and process.
Strong project and time management skills.
Planning and customer engagement experience.
Excellent knowledge of industry-standard localization tools and processes (Memsource, Memoq, etc.).
Experience in recruiting and managing freelance translators is desirable.
Ability to work under pressure in a deadline-driven environment.
Strong interpersonal and cross-team collaboration skills.
Excellent level of written and spoken English required.
Excellent computer knowledge, power user in MS Excel.
Experience in managing video game LQA projects would be an advantage.

Skills considered as a good plus

Knowledge of a foreign language
Good understanding of various text file formats
Python scripting knowledge

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