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Localisation Programme Manager

For more than 21 years, we’ve been leading the charge in running deep, community-driven live games and, as those games have grown in size, content and popularity, our communities are more active than ever. We believe that everything that makes up this lasting bond between players and the games they love, be it in or outside of the game, has gone beyond the regular expectations of a live game to something we call living games.
Thanks to the success of our titles, we are looking to expand our Localization team with a Localisation Programme Manager. Job PurposeAs Localisation Programme Manager, you will work with Jagex Production and Publishing Teams as well as external partners to ensure the successful delivery of our First-, Second- and Third-Party titles.You will oversee the discovery phase, track budgets, road maps and releases to ensure the timely and high-quality release of our games for our global communities.Your role will include ongoing reviews of processes, cross-functional collaboration to evolve and improve our ways of working, as well as reporting on project status and progress to Jagex Leadership teams.
 Main Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the localisation of multiple First-, Second- and Third-Party titles throughout their project lifecycle
Work with internal and external partners to foster good relationships and cross-functional communication and collaboration to ensure the delivery of high-quality games for our global communities.
Coordinate road maps and releases with internal and external partners to ensure the timely delivery across all languages and products.
Proactively identify and communicate blockers, risks and opportunities to the Production and Leadership Teams.
Advocate for development practices and production pipelines that incorporate best Localisation practices and an optimised experience with our products and services for our global communities.
Create and track budgets.
Maintain and improve our localisation tools and pipelines.
Drive and evolve new ways of working along with identifying and maintaining best practices.
Directly manage and mentor more junior members of the team to facilitate their growth and aspirations.
Essential Requirements
Previous experience in Localisation Production or Programme Management roles in the games industry.
Previous responsibility for the localisation of simultaneous multiple projects, providing insight and influence into how to execute and deliver more effectively.
Deep understanding of industry-standard localisation solutions and international production process/methodologies.
Experience and knowledge of localisation tools including content management, translation memories and (added bonus) machine learning/AI solutions.
Experience working with Jira and Confluence.
Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
Organised and calm within a highly dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Strong communication, diplomacy and people management skill
Passion for video games and supporting video game production for a global audience.
 PMP, Agile or other certification is a plus.
Ability to speak a second language is a plus.
Company Overview:
A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.
Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.
Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Company Benefits:
- Flexible Working- Bonus Scheme- Private Health Care - Gym Membership- Monthly Energy Allowance- Generous Pension Contributions- Life Insurance- Free Cycle Repair- Income Protection- Dental Plan- Free Fruit and Drinks- Subsidised Canteen
Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application! Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Localisation Programme Manager

Cambridge, UK
Full time

Published on 02/22/2023

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