At Keywords, we are using our passion for games, technology and media to create a global services platform for video games and beyond. Our aim is to become the “go to” provider of technical services.

We enable leading content creators and publishers to leverage our expertise and capacity across the lifecycle of interactive content. In so doing we empower our clients to remain lean and agile, and to focus on creating the most engaging experiences.

Keywords is trusted and relied upon by many of the world’s leading video game companies to work alongside them during concept, development and live operations by leveraging the breadth and depth of our industry leading service lines every step of the way. www.keywordsstudios.com

Job Summary

We are looking for a Senior Localization Engineer to be part of our international team responsible for developing the technology supporting the Keywords Studios group videogames translation workflows.

The candidate would work in the Localization Engineering team assisting in technology rollouts, development of tools for production, daily support to Localization Project Managers, constant optimization of localization processes, support to external clients in designing the best workflows to meet their needs.

Key responsibilities and activities

  • Set up specific environments and tools for localization
  • Identify and extract localizable content from complex formats
  • Convert final translated assets back to original formats
  • Automate asset transfer from and to customers portals
  • Troubleshooting issues coming from production, originating from translation process
  • Contribute actively to the design, development and deployment of new production processes
  • Development of tools for production
  • Customize localization workflows and facilitate integration of localization tools with different source content repositories
  • Review and anticipate potential globalization issues for new features, locales and technology
  • Analysis of web sites and applications for localization potential and time/material requirements
  • Ensure compliance with clients requirements and integrity of data
  • Provide support to operations and sales management
  • Work with other developers and engineers to implement technical solutions for end-to-end localization processes
  • Review business requirements and identify technical design that is required to meet the business needs


Requirements

Skills required

  • University degree in computer science or equivalent background
  • At least 2 to 3 years experience in software development
  • Knowledge of programming languages (VB, VBA, C#, Java), scripting (Python, Perl, JavaScript) and markup languages (XML, HTML, XLIFF); confidence with API programming
  • Experience writing SQL queries is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of regular expressions and text manipulation
  • Excellent knowledge of most important CAT tools on the market (memoQ, XTM, Memsource, Wordbee, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of internationalization good practices and experience with internationalization of web and mobile applications
  • Knowledge of multilingual localization issues and procedures (managing characters set and encoding, text direction, text strings sorting and handling)
  • Knowledge of Machine Translation technology is a plus
  • Able to communicate effectively with stakeholders who have varying levels of technical expertise
  • Fluent in English
  • Passion for global solutions, international customers, and teamwork
  • Focus on automation

Behavioral Skills Required

  • Good problem-solving skills combined with strong analytical abilities to find creative solutions
  • Team player
  • Strong time management, organizational and support skills
  • Strongly service oriented, to efficiently support internal and external customers
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