Localization Project Manager

Netflix, Los Angeles, California

Leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies

Duration: Full-Time

Localization at Netflix is centered around local creative excellence, a great team environment, and cutting edge technology. We are responsible for the translation and cultural adaptation of everything Netflix creates, from beautiful user interfaces to cinematic original programming to explosive, innovative marketing campaigns to press releases that appear in the biggest media outlets in the world. Our work is not just about translation, it is about providing our users with an experience that feels local.
We are currently looking for a Localization Project Manager to help bring the Netflix experience to all existing or new languages and markets. 
As a Localization Project Manager, you work cross functionally and with your team for our different product components or content verticals. You are responsible for all elements of the localization workflow from request creation to job completion, either on a title level, or a feature level.
A successful candidate is a highly motivated individual who works comfortably and autonomously in a fast-paced environment. You have demonstrated the ability to manage priorities and projects and the right mix of organizational and communication skills.

You will use your localization experience and education to:

  • Manage localization projects and requirements across internal and external vendors
  • Working cross-functionally with Netflix stakeholders to identify critical business blockers and collaborating to solve and optimize these
  • Oversee end to end localization workflow using our translation management tools and systems
  • Identify and manage project risk through prioritization, bug management, and any other means necessary
  • Manage independent projects within the program
  • Drive high quality output from localization vendors & freelancers
  • Oversee the localization budget for your projects  through gathering data on the cost, timeliness and quality of your projects
  • Project kick offs & vertical meetings with cross functional groups for planning
  • Manage & train different vendors, translators and reviewers
  • Evangelize Globalization to stakeholders
  • Innovation initiatives like supporting A/B Tests, localization task forces, including info gathering, deliberation, pivoting, viz for results, analysis & optimization of workflows

Required Experience/Skills

  • Bachelor's, or Master’s degree, in Localization, Language Studies, or International Studies OR 5+ years of prior localization project management experience, working on projects that involve language launches, software, creative content and/or subtitle localization
  • Working knowledge of industry standard localization tools 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in an internet company
  • Bias to action, proactive & innovative by nature
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Proficiency in a second language is a plus.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 100 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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