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At Blizzard Entertainment we are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever, driven by our core values and passion, Blizzard creates worlds with the focus to entertain the universe. The Localization team plays a key role in making that possible as our mission is to ensure that it feels Blizzard in every language to build and connect our global community.

As a member of the Localization Production team, you are a champion of Blizzard localized products, and you continually elevate standards to establish top industry processes and quality by collaborating with our product creators and localization operations teams globally.

In this role, you impact the gaming experience for our worldwide fans across multiple franchises and languages. You drive localization of in-game or out-of-game text, audio, and related assets while ensuring high-quality localization of new and existing Blizzard games and content. Partnering directly with game development teams, marketing teams, and other stakeholders, you determine localization production schedules and work with global colleagues to ensure the epic localized products are delivered on time to our fans.

If you’re passionate about localization, constantly striving for excellence and possess the spark to continue to challenge the status quo in our industry, we’re looking for you to join our team.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Communicates effectively with both localization and non-localization audiences, takes into account multi-cultural differences and is able to adapt to different audiences.

  • Manage large localization projects from inception to completion, ensuring timely delivery, high quality, and adherence to budget constraints.

  • Drive project scheduling and work with teams to get commitments toward department milestones.

  • Improve localization pipeline in collaboration with our Development, Localization, Engineering and other stakeholder teams.

  • Make independent decisions while assessing risks and work well under pressure, in the face of ambiguity and aggressive deadlines, but know when to escalate and seek guidance.

  • Monitors localization service quality and ensures that continuous process improvement efforts are planned and executed by internal teams or vendors.

  • Anticipate risks and devise mitigation strategies.

Minimum Requirements

Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in localization, preferably as a Localization Producer or Project Manager within the gaming or software industry.

  • Experience with audiovisual localization workflows for subtitling and localized VO.

  • Hands-on experience with project set-up, assignment and tracking within a TMS for large projects.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Expertise in end-to-end localization process for games or software products

  • Excellent English written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to cultivate productive and positive relationships with external partners, managers, and peers.

  • Proven project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Excellent juggler; you can handle multiple projects or tasks without dropping the ball.

Key Attributes

  • Excellent communicator; knows how to adjust your communication according to audience and are continually elevating your influential skills.

  • Efficient; knows how to step back, prioritize and recalibrate efforts so they are focused and impactful.

  • Curious; eager to learn new skills and tools and seek to always ask the right questions.

  • Courageous; not afraid to challenge yourself and others to do the right thing and create accountability.

  • Reliable, result-driven, and knows how to get things done.

Extra Points

Experience

  • Experience with localization platforms, file formats, TMS and CAT tools to manage and/or automate translation workflows.

  • Experience with Machine Translation/NMT program setup and implementations.

Knowledge & Skills

  • You speak more than one language.

Key Attributes

  • Familiarity with Blizzard games/IPs.

Application

  • English CV (Cover Letter is not required)

  • NOTE: Job title may be adjusted based on candidate's skills and experiences.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;

  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;

  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;

  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;

  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.