MeetMe is hiring a

Localization Project Manager

New Hope, United States
Full-Time

Localization Project Manager

 Where did you meet your best friend? At MeetMe, we believe our friends are some of the most important people in our lives. From our highest highs to our lowest lows, our friends support, respect, and encourage us throughout all of life's ups-and-downs, just as we do for them. As a leading social network for meeting new people in the US and across the world, and the public market leader for social discovery, our mission is to improve our members’ lives by introducing them to fun and interesting people who share their passions, interests, and ideals.

MeetMe has over one hundred million registered users worldwide, with 40+% of active users outside the United States.  MeetMe is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Turkish, Korean, Hindi, Bengali and Vietnamese. As our global footprint keeps expanding, it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that MeetMe’s products sound natural in every region we serve.

The Localization Project Manager at MeetMe will be responsible for building and managing a quality control process for MeetMe’s localization efforts, so that our culturally diverse user base feels connected with our products, no matter which language they speak. To fill this new role, we’re looking for someone with a real passion for languages and cultures, empathy for users across the globe, and a strong eye for detail. 

What you will be doing: 

  • Evaluate the user experience on MeetMe in your fluent language(s).
  • Devise and maintain a process for evaluating the MeetMe user experience (including translation quality) in all other languages.
  • Collect and circulate user sentiment from our international users.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert with regard to market expectations for translation/localization quality.
  • Ensure translation quality, providing feedback to translation vendors as needed.
  • Build and maintain style guides and MeetMe glossaries. 
  • Conduct independent research and provide unique cultural insights and market expertise for global product development
  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, engineers, and QA analysts to ensure the needs of foreign-language users are heard and accounted for throughout the software development process.

 

What we are looking for: 

  • Native fluency in one or more of our most popular languages and strong familiarity with the associated culture(s): Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, French, German, or Italian.
  • Knowledge of additional languages and cultures is a plus.
  • 3+ years experience in localization project management and/or managing Translation Style Guides, Glossaries and Memories.
  • Experience working on consumer-facing mobile apps is a plus.
  • Cross-functional experience working with engineers and product teams is highly preferred.
  • Degree in Applied Linguistics or Translation and/or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, work independently and be able to chart direction of projects.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple and diverse stakeholders throughout the organization.

 

MeetMe is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

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