Localization Engineer / DTP Specialist (Computer Enthusiast)

Job description

Are you looking for a working environment with a team of fun, creative and passionate people who love their jobs and enjoy autonomy in the workplace?

Globalme is a language and technology company; featured for the second year in a row in Business in Vancouver's 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC. We offer localization services for websites, mobile apps, and software, and provide a full set of services around the development of wearable technologies. In particular, speech data collection, functional testing, usability testing, user trials, semantic analysis and more, in North America and around the world.

This position will be performed from our Hillsboro Office. 

Job duties: 

  • Analysis of document, software, video and website source files for quotation
  • Analysis and preparation of source files for translation project workflows
  • Review source content for Internationalization and quality issues
  • Post-processing of translated files.
  • Assist project managers developing schedule and budget
  • Configuration of translation tools/workflows (CAT and MT), creation of translation projects in CAT tools
  • Scrubbing and fixing localization and internationalization bugs
  • Formatting/Desktop publishing of translated files (Adobe CS, MS Office, HTML etc.)


Required skills: 

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science preferred 
  • At least of 4 years of localization engineering experience 
  • Knowledge of DTP software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, FrameMaker, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of CAT & terminology tools; Translation Management systems (e.g. SDL TMS)
  • Strong knowledge of internationalization 
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of machine translation
  • Knowledge of encodings/fonts, in particular Unicode
  • Experience with version control and defect tracking software
  • Demonstrable understanding of Localization and Internationalization/Globalization and the difference between the two
  • Advanced knowledge of XML, HTML and XLIFF formats
  • Ability to automate processes 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, and seek help to do so when needed
  • Content Management System (CMS) experience
  • Ability to travel to Canada to our HQ as needed

Nice to have:

  • Ability to automate engineering tasks
  • scripting languages (Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Knowledge of more than one language (human, not machine: e.g. English, Tagalog, etc.)
  • Programming/Development experience and ability to write/read code (C#, C++, Java, etc.)
  • Ability to work across multiple platforms (Windows, Apple, Android, iOS, Linux, etc.)