Senior Spanish Linguist / Localization Manager

  • Ancestry
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

About this role...

Ancestry is looking for a Sr. Spanish Linguist / Localization Manager to localize our Ancestry products into Spanish and other languages. The Localization team helps Ancestry's ideas and products look, feel and sound natural to users in their own countries. We collaborate with international Engineering, Product and Marketing teams to steer products through the localization process and ensure successful launches across the globe.

What you'll do...

  • Oversee the linguistic quality of our Ancestry products into Spanish
  • Translate Ancestry products and related marketing materials into Spanish, ensuring the overall linguistic quality of each
  • Manage the overall localization process for Spanish-speaking markets from start to completion
  • Facilitate the development of clear requirements, budgets and timelines with internal teams and outside vendors
  • Collaborate with US-based product managers, designers, engineers and content creators to ensure that solutions consider Spanish-speaking customers from the start

  • Who you are...

  • Experience as a professional translator into Spanish
  • Native Spanish fluency
  • Education and practical experience in a relevant field such as translation, localization, international business, or linguistics
  • Proficiency in industry standard localization tools (e.g., SDL TRADOS)
  • Capabilities in leading internal and external teams in linguistic QA processes
  • Additional multilingual capability in additional core languages (such as French, German, Swedish, Italian) highly regarded but not required

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    Additional Information:
    Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

    Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.