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Localization Specialist (Japanese)

United States

Localization Specialist (Japanese)

  • United States
Employment Type: Temp FT Hourly

Work Location: Work From Home, California

Position Title: Localization Specialist (Japanese)

Requisition ID#: 49065

A key client is looking for an experienced business translator to assist with the day-to-day communication between themselves and a Japanese developer. Successful applicants will also be able to interpret business communication from Japanese to English and vice versa during conference calls.

What You Will Do
  • Translate outgoing communication (all e-mails, slack messages) with partner developer in Japan.
  • Translate all presentation materials (slide decks, Q&A prep materials) for online meetings and quarterly in-person meetings.
  • Interpret meetings between client and overseas partner.
  • Familiarize developed game to ensure accurate and quality translations.


To Be Successful You Will Have
  • *** Candidates should be aware that Lionbridge Games maintains a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated. *** (Please see below for complete vaccination policy statement)
  • Fluent in English and Japanese.
  • 2+ years of professional translation experience.
  • 1+ years of professional interpretation experience.
  • Ability to provide clear and thorough instructions for and explanations of complex technical processes to diverse audiences, including non-native speakers of English.
  • Ability to interpret Japanese to English and vice versa during live conference calls.
  • Must be able to work in the Pacific Time Zone, with some flexibility.
  • Solid understanding of game development/technical terms.
  • Experience with MemoQ and/or common CAT tools.
  • Ability to solve problems, show initiative and enthusiasm and give attention to detail.
  • Excellent knowledge of common productivity applications (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).
  • Passion for the games and/or entertainment industry.
  • Plus : Experience in game development industry.


In Return You Can Expect

  • Opportunity to work with a fast-growing global leader in Games services;
  • Access to the latest gaming technology;
  • Opportunity to help us build the best global testing organization WW;
  • Full time job contract;
  • Employee benefits package
  • Work in a creative team and friendly environment;
  • Professional development opportunities in a multi-cultural environment - Lionbridge has offices in over 20 countries and many of these offices work collaboratively on projects, exposing our employees to a wide range of cultures and work styles;
  • Access to training platform;


Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, digital marketing, global content management and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, MA, Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 28 countries.

*** Candidates should be aware that Lionbridge maintains a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated by their start date, unless living or working in a state that prohibits vaccine mandates and the position is not associated with a Federal contract. Lionbridge is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated where it is not an undue hardship to the Company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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