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Technical Program Manager
Localization Engineer
Posted on 8/10/2022
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 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 lead 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' ad stay focused in a fast-paced environment
  • Work with the various cross-functional teams to ensure the localization process runs efficiently 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 vital integration with third-party tools
  • Conduct localization testing for projects and features assigned by QA manager, including crafting test plans/cases, taking screenshots, running screenshot reviews, leading string reviews, performing end to end testing, reporting functional and linguistic bugs, and validating bug fixes
  • Liaison 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 standard processes for localization testing and test automation. Define localization requirements for test automation. Track status of test automation across all projects and manage the backlog of test automation implementation
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in related field
  • Experience with localization test automation
  • Experience in the video game industry is not required, but curiosity about gaming, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, or 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
PlayStation Global

5,001-10,000 employees

Online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service
Company Overview
Playstation's mission is to deliver new joy, excitement and awe to everyone. The company builds software and hardware for gaming consoles and content.
  • Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching
  • Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events
Company Core Values
  • Dreams & Curiosity: Pioneer the future with dreams and curiosity
  • Diversity: Pursue the creation of the very best by harnessing diversity and varying viewpoints
  • Integrity & Sincerity: Earn the trust for the Sony brand through ethical and responsible conduct
  • Sustainability: Fulfill our stakeholder responsibilities through disciplined business practices