Technical PM (Localization Engineering) Posted May 09
Confidential, San Francisco, CA
Technical Program Manager (Localization Tools & Testing)
San Francisco, CA

We are looking for a Technical Program Manager who is highly efficient and motivated individual to work across several cross-functional teams. You will be responsible for defining next generation localization tools for SIE, implementing localization workflow improvements and supporting localization testing. Our environment fosters growth, autonomy, and innovation. The responsibilities listed are not all inclusive and additional duties may be assigned.


Work with the various cross-functional teams to ensure the localization process runs smoothly and on schedule, as part of the overall release process
Champion localization requirements to tool development teams. Ensure implementation of localization features in development tools, including any necessary integration with third-party tools
Conduct localization testing for projects and features assigned by QA manager, including creating test plans/cases, taking screenshots, managing screenshot reviews, managing string reviews, performing end to end testing, reporting functional and linguistic bugs, and validating bug fixes
Bridge between local development and QA teams with remote localization testing teams by providing information and data necessary for localization testing.
Identify areas for localization QA process improvements, initiate discussions to achieve consensus and work with stakeholders to implement agreed items
Investigate and understand industry best practices for localization testing and test automation. Define localization requirements for test automation. Track status of test automation across all projects and manage backlog of test automation implementation.


BS/BA in Computer Science/Engineering or related field
Experience working in a Program/Project Management in an agile environment. SAFe certification helpful
In-depth understanding of localization/internationalization issues and localization testing experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage multiple and diverse stakeholders across businesses and leadership levels
Requires proficiency in one or more Project Management tools, preferably tools used in Agile development (Rally, JIRA, etc.) as well as Confluence, Google Apps, Wiki and SharePoint
Hands-on experience with Translation Management Systems such as XTM, Smartling, or SDL/WorldServer, MemoQ and knowledge of TM, Terminology management
Must excel in conflict resolution, negotiation, and people management across Western and Japanese cultures.
Self-directed – ability to take initiative in identifying and solving large problems
Ability to navigate ambiguity, work independently under pressure, prioritize, can handle multiple projects and stay focused in a fast-paced environment

Desired qualifications:

Master’s Degree in related field
Experience with localization test automation
Experience in the video game industry is not required, but interest in gaming, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, technology is a plus
Experience working in global markets and/or living and working outside of United States
Native-level proficiency in one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.