Localization Engineer

Location: Remote, VA
Date Posted: 12-04-2018
POSITION: Localization Engineer (LC), ManpowerGroup Public Sector (MGPS)
 
REPORTS TO: Manager, Software Engineering Services
 
PURPOSE OF POSITION: A Localization Engineer within MGPS’ Delivery Operations is responsible for supporting localization engineering production and human language technology (HLT) for both Commercial and Secure delivery chains
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
Compliance
  • Ensure compliance with MGPS’ Delivery Operations Quality Control procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with MGPS’ Delivery Operations Federal Compliance Program.
 
Cost Control
  • Maintain 85% target utilization consistently.
  • Update timesheets daily.
  • Report per project hours as requested to Senior Management.
 
Customer Focus
  • Deliver finalized localization/software engineering project components to the Project Manager in the established format and within the established timeframe and budget.
  • Client contact may be expected at this level, depending on project/program requirements.
 
Production
  • Simultaneously manage multiple engineering projects of mid-level complexity.
  • Perform software development and localization engineering tasks for assigned projects, including (as applicable):
  • Perform testing and monitoring activities, analyze reports, and take specific actions.
  • Fine-tune internal system functions.
  • Plan and guide small projects.
  • Provide data on estimates, tasks, and schedules.
  • Maintain and provide system software documentation.
  • Parse, pre- and post-process localizable content.
  • Perform multi-lingual desktop publishing/document formatting support.
  • Generate and maintain clients’ Translation Memories and Terminology Databases, following TM maintenance best practices.
  • Perform Engineering/Functional QA.
  • Track assignments and progress of action items and provide status reports as needed to Project Managers and Senior Managers.
  • Use critical thinking to proactively identify and analyze issues/potential issues affecting quality and scope, and communicate said issues to Senior Managers and Project Managers.
  • Provide constructive feedback on how to improve technology related processes to increase business unit profitability.
  • Take action to prevent or mitigate time delays or increased costs and communicate these actions via status reports or other acceptable methods.
  • Perform a variety of tasks within the MS Office environment (Word, Excel, Project, etc.) and have an advanced understanding of these tools.
  • Have advanced knowledge of software development tools and environments, software localization tools, Computer Aided Translation and Global Content Management tools and their use.
 
Teamwork
  • Attend internal team meetings.
  • Attend set amount of training courses (mandatory and elective) annually.
  • Work with Project Management and other support services groups (QC, DTP, Studio, etc.) within delivery team.
  • Projects and proposals may require employees to be flexible and work after hours or weekends.
 
JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
  • Bias toward action and initiative to learn and master specific tasks or projects.
  • Ability to support software development, localization engineering, desktop publishing/document formatting as applicable.
  • Localization software skills a plus.
  • Mid-level understanding of software and web development concepts and environments.
  • Knowledge of Globalization, Internationalization and Localization concepts and trends a plus.
  • Formal knowledge of a foreign language a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with emerging technology and grasp new concepts quickly.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in Language Technology field or minimum 2 years in software/web development field.
  • Desired software/technology expertise includes:
    • Technologies: HTML (4,5), XML, ASP, JS, JSP, PERL, PhP, Flash, Winhelp, CHM, Java Help, Articulate, Flash, Regular expressions, Customized DTDs.
    • Development/Design Platforms: Adobe CC (Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), RoboHelp, ABBYY FineReader OCR.
 
 
SUPERVISION:
 
  • Reports to Software Engineering Services Manager daily.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, and walk around office.
 
WORK ENVIROMENT:
 
  • Job requires office work.
  • Job may require occasional travel.
 
Updated: 08/24/2018
 
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