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Localization Technical Specialist

Localization Technical Specialist

Localization
JOB ID: R000053924
Full Time

About the Company

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

About WB Games Montréal

WB Games Montréal is a division of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (WBIE). Founded in 2010, we are 300+ creative team members strong who join forces every day to create unforgettable AAA experiences across all platforms.

Job Description

WB Games Montreal, a division of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), seeks a Technical Specialist, Localization.

In this role you will be responsible for the maintenance and development of the internal localization tools. You will play a major role in the internationalization of games developed across many development studios around the world. You will be creating new localization tools to adapt to ever-changing requirements and processes. The ideal candidate has good knowledge of video game localization and internationalization and can develop software and write technical documentation.

Responsibilities

  • Localization tool programming

  • Writing technical documentation for internal tools

  • Extraction of source texts from different file formats for integration in a centralized Content Management System (CMS)

  • Generation of localization files from a centralized CMS

  • Writing Python scripts to automate tasks

  • Translation Memory maintenance

  • Validation and integration of localization text and audio assets

  • Validation of fonts for English and localized UI assets

  • Localization technical support

  • Occasional localization bug fixing and management

Job Qualifications

Experience

  • A minimum of 1 year of game localization experience

  • A minimum of 2 year of programming OR a diploma in software development or related field

Skills/Knowledge

  • Programming languages: Python, C#, C++

  • Ability to communicate in English and French

  • Experience with integrated development environment (IDE): PyCharm, Visual Studio and QtCreator

  • User interface design and implementation

  • Knowledge in common exchange formats - JSON, XML, CSV, etc.

  • Knowledge in character encodings (UTF-8, ASCII, etc.) and their impact on localized assets

  • Understanding of game internationalization, localization pipelines, standards, and processes

  • Knowledge in network programming a plus

  • Experience with LocalizeDirect, Gridly, and MemoQ is a plus

Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time.
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