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Localization Project Manager, QA
About the Role
We localize our products into 13 languages besides English, reaching users in 195+ countries. Strava’s Project Manager Localization QA will work closely with marketing, product and business teams to evangelize the importance of global thinking in every step of the development process, and to facilitate the localization of everything Strava produces. We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, and proactive teammate who is effectively working across team boundaries and across different time zones, and under time pressure. For this role specifically, we’re looking for an individual who is versed not only in the Localization Project Management part but has previous experience scoping, developing and implementing solid L10N QA concepts, tools, and processes in cooperation with internal development teams and translators.
The primary focus of this role will be the on-going quality-assurance aspect of localized content for all Strava products, as well as supporting the daily task management as required. Currently our team is responsible for localizing our product and mobile content into the following thirteen languages: German, French, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Dutch, Italian, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese & Russian.
What You'll Do
Prioritize, prepare and manage significant volumes of translation-related work tasks, ensuring on-time and high-quality deliveries. This involves working closely with internal teams, a larger number of freelance translators, as well as our localization vendors on a daily basis, across different time zones.
Primarily focus on and manage the translation-related in-app and web quality control of our product
Long term focus on the implementation and fine-tuning of Localization-QA processes and toolsets to ensure a high-quality localized web and app experience for our athletes
Support/Supervise our time-critical L10N continuous translation workflows, helping where required
Promote international implementation aspects and considerations across the internal organization
3+years of Localization Project Management and Localization QA experience in a software or tech-related field
Proficient with localization and project management tools, preferably Transifex, JIRA, and Asana
Solid understanding of the software development lifecycle for mobile & web platforms from an I18N/L10N perspective, specifically L10N/I18N QA processes, testing, processes and standard methodologies
Ideally past experience implementing or improving L10N QA processes in medium sized company
Experienced working closely with product management, marketing, and engineering organizations
Ability to perform well and stay calm and confident under time-related pressure or fire-drills.
Confident in working simultaneously with individual translators and vendors in multiple time zones
Strong attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
Curiosity for language, culture, regional nuance, and the desire to continually build empathy
Comfortable working in a constantly evolving environment where ambiguity and short turnaround schedules are the norm
Proficiency in one or more languages, other than English, strongly preferred
Eligible to work in the US
Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.
Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.
In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!
Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Strava at a glance
Strava focuses on Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Sports, and Fitness. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Denver. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Strava has raised $41.85M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2014.