Onward Search is currently seeking an experienced Linguist to who embraces traditional translation processes and new technologies alike. It is important that the linguist has a strong grasp of the best neutral tone of Spanish for Latin America but is also in tune with nuances between the different variations of Spanish. We are currently seeking this individual for a 14 month extendable contract assignment working onsite in San Jose, CA.

Day to Day Overview:

  • Translating and editing translations of new features, UI elements, promotions, graphics, emails, surveys, item specifics and categories, and miscellaneous content
  • Performing LQA-related tasks like evaluating screenshots, annotating Jira tickets, and implementing or recommending fixes
  • Supporting the Machine Translation team with tasks like Linguistic Quality Review, engine rating, and productivity tests
  • Working with developers, localization engineers, and project managers to ensure that content for Latin America is delivered on time and with high linguistic quality
  • Developing and maintaining a terminology glossary and language style guide
  • Working with Product Marketing and Business Unit to establish and protect the tone and style of the localized content
  • Advocating for localization needs and evangelizing best practices in cross-functional meetings
  • Evaluating, training, and working with Spanish vendor translators and testers to ensure quality deliveries
  • Contributing to the continuous optimization of processes and tools through research, definition of specs, and participation in pilots

Job Requirements:

  • Native fluency in one of the Latin-American language flavors is an absolute must
  • Good understanding of the nuances between the countries in the Latin American region
  • Experience with Translation Memory systems and editors such as XTM, WS, DWB, etc.
  • Experience translating for the consumer or e-commerce market
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong familiarity with localization processes and industry standards
  • Understanding of software development cycles
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to support internal and external customers
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional environment with varying levels of management
  • Strong team spirit paired with the ability to work independently
  • • Experience with Machine Translation tasks and processes is definitely a nice to have

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.