Project Manager, Localization

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities â€" we're just getting started.

Languages are key to our mission of bringing the world closer together. The Facebook family of apps is currently available in up to 100+ languages and we are adding many more. 88% of people already use our products from outside of North America and we continue to expand internationally. As a Localization Project Manager, you will drive product teams to deliver a great user experience to our international audience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage and build relationships with cross-functional teams and stakeholders (Product, Engineering, Marketing, etc.) to ensure localization requirements are implemented and the localization process is well understood
  • Work with product teams across the Facebook family of apps to ensure localizability best practices are followed to minimize downstream issues and decrease cost and time-to-market for the localized versions
  • Analyze localizability and localization workflow issues and provide optimal solutions
  • Review, prioritize, and track progress of issues that affect localized product relevancy, quality, and functionality
  • Create and execute on the localization schedule
  • Work with vendors to ensure that deliveries are completed correctly and on time
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2+ years of experience in localization
  • BA/BS or 2+ years equivalent work experience, internationalization, project management, or program management
  • Experience with localization platforms, file formats and CAT tools â€" such as SDL Trados Studio, Idiom WorldServer, or any similar in-house localization tools and platform that manages and/or automates the translation workflow
  • Communication experience and experience working across time zones and cultures
  • Experience processing and analyzing data sets, and interpret them to make business decisions
  • Experience driving results in cross-functional teams
  • Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Familiarity with the Facebook translation platform
  • Knowledge of additional languages other than English


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