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Localization Project Manager - Japanese

Cupertino, CA 95014

Posted: 04/05/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Content & Copywriting Job Number: 615617 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Localization Project Manager
Location: Remote
Pay: Up to $64.40/hour DOE
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and more

Planet Interactive is looking for a Localization Project Manager to join our well known Fortune 500 client on a 3-month contract. This role is fully remote and requires a natural language proficiency in Japanese.

Localization Project Manager Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating projects across multiple timelines and deadlines. 
  • Working with translation vendors locally and internationally. 
  • Interacting with multiple stakeholders, team members, and cross-functional teams.
  • Using the translated software to write and communicate QA plans.
  • Supporting QA efforts in the localization lab, fixing bugs, and ultimately helping deliver high quality localized products on time in up to 40 languages simultaneously.
  • Raising issues and communicating statues effectively to management.

Localization Project Manager Qualifications:    
  • Solid understanding of Localization Workflows, Software Development, and Software QA.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working with content management databases and localization tools.
  • Proven record of localization project management, testing and bug tracking.
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently in a global team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal cross-functional communication skills and experience.
  • Experience with planning, managing, and delivering multiple projects within very tight timeframes.
  • Ability to identify and prioritize key deliverables and call out blockers, as soon as they arise, to the multi-functional partners.
  • Ability to be inventive, able to handle complex situations and deadlines, have very good analytical skills, and strong aim to learn and succeed.

Localization Project Manager Preferred Skills:
  • Professional fluency in Simplified Japanese.
  • Exceptional translation and writing skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Solid proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Experience with localizing video subtitles and technical content strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with translation tools (WorldServer experience preferred) and Mac functionalities.
  • Experience with a fast-paced environment and quick turn-around requests.
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