Localisation Project Manager

Games Jobs - QA / Localisation - London

Job Title Localisation Project Manager
Job Category Localisation
Job Description LOCALISATION PROJECT MANAGER

LOCALISATION DEPARTMENT

BASED AT SEGA HQ IN BRENTFORD

REPORTING TO THE LOCALISATION MANAGER

 

A BIT ABOUT SEGA

SEGA is one of the leading interactive entertainment companies in the world, with our European HQ based in West London and our five world-class development studios spanning the UK, France and Canada. Known for quality and creativity above all else, our studios include Sports Interactive, Amplitude Studios, The Creative Assembly and Relic Entertainment.

At the heart of SEGA is our publishing team based at our European HQ, where we help the studios bring their creative vision to life. Here we have a talented team of Tech gurus, Sales extraordinaires, Marketing & PR wizards, QA champions and more.

Together, we drive the continued success and evolution of our Western business.

 

WORKING THE SEGA WAY

We believe that making the best games relies on having the best people, so we like to look after ours. We enjoy a jam-packed social calendar, super cool offices and top-notch events that everyone gets involved with.

Fitness buff? Get involved in our weekly boxing classes, or maybe even stretch the limbs with a game of ping pong. Foodie? Why not take advantage of Icecream Wednesdays or our fresh fruit every day? Need to find your zen? We’ve got you covered with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy (who doesn’t love that?). But that’s only the beginning – we have a gaming area complete with retro arcade games and consoles as well as all the latest stuff, a video games library and flexible working hours to ensure everyone gets to have a life outside of the office! We also hold regular lunch & learn sessions, product launch parties, company updates at the world-famous BAFTA theatre in Central London and Summer and Christmas parties that you’ll want to brag to your mates about! What’s not to love?

Here at SEGA, we have a benefits package to rival the rest. This includes life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an extremely competitive contributory pension scheme.

As well as the best benefits, we offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that the team can stay motivated and focussed on making SEGA the best it can be.

We like to look after our people too with discounted gym membership, childcare vouchers, travel season ticket loans, a Ride to Work scheme and a flexible working environment which make us a great place to work.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out our Careers website to find out why we are a workplace you’ll never want to leave!



POSITION OVERVIEW


The Localisation Project Manager will manage localisation projects from beginning to end, working closely with development teams, Product Development, Localisation Manager, Localisation Engineer, translation resource, LQA, and other internal SEGA departments. You’ll be developing specific project plans and workflows according to developers’ key requirements and schedules, managing time, budget, resources and quality control of the projects efficiently.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the preparation of the Localisation Kit for each title: gathering reference materials, file preparation, GDDs, glossaries, assessing timelines, writing clear instructions and managing files through MemoQ to ensure a smooth translation process
  • Build strong and effective relationships with external localisation providers, ensuring communication is fluent and that SLAs are met. Provide quality reviews and continuous feedback
  • Keep control of localisation project budgets, perform cost tracking analysis and project statistics, ensuring correct and timely issue of purchase orders
  • Analyse localisation project risks, monitoring potential cultural or technical issues, identify causes and defining mitigation and preventative action
  • Assign, monitor and measure project team members’ work ensuring the team complies with SEGA’s standards, practices and policies
  • Lead project localisation meetings and conference calls with key stakeholders, including project kick-off meetings, LQA meetings, weekly and ad-hoc and perform post-mortems, while ensuring meetings are recorded and minutes distributed
  • Provide regular reports to PD, developers and peers on progress and forecast of work status, escalating issues and evaluating required support




KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE


  • Bachelor's Degree (localisation, linguistics, or with equivalent experience)
  • In-depth knowledge of game internationalisation and localisation
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience directly related to localisation project management (preferably in the games industry)
  • Fluency in non-English language
  • Proficiency in the use of CAT tools is required Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Proven abilities in project management
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Quality and detail-oriented
  • Strong team player in a multi-cultural environment
  • Understanding of video-game-specific localisation process and issues
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Advanced Excel
  • Understanding of test management tools


This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.
Salary Based on experience
Location London
Job Category QA / Localisation
Date posted 07/06/2017
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