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 based in Irvine, CA.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.
What You’ll Do
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.
Who You Are
You are an excellent communicator; you know how to adjust your communication according to your audience and are continually elevating your influential skills.
You are efficient; you know how to step back, prioritize and recalibrate your efforts so they are focused and impactful.
You’re curious; you’re eager to learn new skills and tools and seek to always ask the right questions.
You’re courageous; you are not afraid to challenge yourself and others to do the right thing and create accountability.
You make it happen; you are reliable, results driven and know how to get things done.
You’re an excellent juggler; you can handle multiple projects or tasks without dropping the ball.
5+ years of relevant work experience in localization, preferably as a Localization Producer or Project Manager within the gaming or software industry
Expertise in end-to-end localization process for games or software products
Experience with audiovisual localization workflows for subtitling and localized VO
Excellent English written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to cultivate productive and positive relationships with external partners, managers, and peers.
You have hands-on experience with project set-up, assignment and tracking within a TMS for large projects.
Proven project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize tasks effectively.
Experience with localization platforms, file formats, TMS and CAT tools to manage and/or automate translation workflows.
You have experience with Machine Translation/NMT program setup and implementations.
You speak more than one language.
Familiarity with Blizzard games/IPs
Activision 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…ever. Join us!
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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
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.
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.
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. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.