Provide translation/interpreting services on assignments mainly from the Strategy (Marketing, PR, Social and Business) and Production teams but also from other sections


Key Deliverables:

  • Translation of e-mails, reports and documents from/to English and Japanese.

  • Take a role on occasions in registering and possibly assigning tasks for the day and manage any discussions/arrangements that may be entailed.

  • Support and assist other team members by sharing expert knowledge and proof-reading their translations when required.

  • Provide other types of Japanese-English language support to all departments.

  • Interpret at meetings, conference calls and possibly game events.

Key Stakeholders:

Senior Translation Manager, Translation Task Manager, Interpreting Manager and other members of JLS, members of the SEJ Strategy and QA Localisation teams

Knowledge & Experience:


  • Native Japanese speaker with an excellent command of English

  • Proficient speaking/writing skills in both languages

  • At least two years’ previous experience of working as professional translator, including interpreting

  • Experience of working in corporate organisations and ample knowledge about marketing activities and business in general

  • Basic knowledge about gaming in general

  • Understanding of Western and Japanese cultures


  • Translation experience gained within the games industry or technical field

  • High-level expertise in business fields such as marketing, PR, product distribution and social media

  • Considerable knowledge about game development/publishing – JRPG in particular

  • Experience in managing tasks

  • Knowledge and/or previous experience of handling work data

Competencies, Skills & Attributes:


  • Business acumen and insight into corporate requirements

  • Good computer/IT skills

  • Accurate understanding about English and Japanese grammar

  • Familiar with MS Office applications, especially Excel/PowerPoint

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written skills)

  • Leadership and ability to manage projects


  • Previous experience of working with CAT (computer-assisted translation) tools

  • Ability to form good relationship in both business cultures

  • Technical knowledge about digital distribution as well as console platforms gaming


  • Team player with a positive, professional attitude

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Available to work flexibly including business trips and perform under pressure

  • Knowledge and experience playing SQUARE ENIX titles, FINAL FANTASY in particular

  • Knowledge and passion for playing SQUARE ENIX titles including FINAL FANTASY and MMO

Our goal at Square Enix is to hire, retain, develop and promote the best talent, regardless of age, gender, race, religious, belief, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Our pledge to D&I

At Square Enix we believe in the importance of being a diverse and global company, and we stand firmly together against any forms of injustice, intolerance, harassment or discrimination. In our effort to create a truly diverse workforce, we pledge to continue to raise awareness in every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to promotions to ensure equal opportunities for all. One of our goals is to champion diversity in games and at work and work together to inspire real change.

Learning and education around D&I will be a key element for us to continue to grow as an organization. With unconscious bias training, D&I workshops and a variety of initiatives to give our employees the opportunity to be heard and be part of that change to achieve real equality. We need all our efforts to continue to build our culture of inclusion and equality.

We are also proud to partner with UKIE's Raise the Game pledge, BAME in Games and Women in Games, to name a few.

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We have a hybrid working policy which allows employees to work from the comfort of their home, three days per week, and in our amazing Blackfriars office for the other two.

Or, if being in the Office is your preference, you can choose three days working from our office and two days working from home. The choice is yours!