Language Specialist, Portuguese (Brazil)
Localization Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented Language Specialist to support localization of Blizzard products and services. This person will be responsible for localization and review of localized assets and contribute to regional player engagement. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced individual with a professional linguistic background, experience in culturalization of software products, and knowledge of the gaming and entertainment industry. Excellent language skills in Brazilian Portuguese and English are required for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Localize and review in-game and out-of-game assets to ensure high-quality experience for players using localized Blizzard products
  • Provide linguistic feedback and recommendations to vendors and in-house teams to uphold Blizzard quality standards
  • Collaborate with Global Localization team and other relevant stakeholders on initiatives aimed at improving player engagement and driving quality and efficiency.
  • Contribute to setting the creative direction and defining terminology of localized products and services
  • Work with appropriate teams on localization process improvement initiatives
  • Interact with external vendors on outsourced localization tasks
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional localization experience
  • Excellent Brazilian Portuguese and English linguistic and communication skills
  • Able to deliver professional feedback tailored to target audience
  • Strong knowledge of localization and quality control tools (e.g. MemoQ, Acrolinx, SDL MultiTerm, Xbench or similar)
  • Strong motivation, high level of commitment with proactive and positive attitude
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural team with minimal supervision
  • Eagerness to accept and proactively drive process improvement efforts

Pluses

  • Passion for video games, heroic fantasy, sci-fi worlds and pop culture
  • Experience in mobile games localization
  • Experience in game localization or game quality assurance with CAT tools
  • Experience working as a translator in the entertainment industry
  • Experience with Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Higher education in a linguistics-related discipline

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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