Localization Manager airbnb
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About this Role
To connect people worldwide with unique travel experiences, Airbnb needs to be global and radically local at the same time. That is when simple translation is just not good enough. As Localization Manager you set new quality standards and connect people around the world with a native user experience.
We are looking for a talented, driven and entrepreneurial manager to lead our localization team in this effort. The ideal candidate is intensely curious about globalization, hospitality and cultures, mobile and web technology, exhibits a can-do attitude, and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, as well as being excellent at multi-tasking.
You'll be entrusted with the Airbnb brand and encouraged to push it forward. These are important shoes, and we're excited to fill them.
As successful Airbnb Localization Manager you will:
Build and grow the Localization Team and mentor the professional development of each direct report through personal coaching and performance management
Give localization managers the tools, confidence, and motivation to make decisions independently that lead to the recognition of your engineers and not just yourself
Initiate cross-functional collaboration with various Airbnb product teams
Drive bottom-up innovation and create buy-in from all technical stakeholders inside and outside the team.
Ensure the team fully understands the goals and objectives of Airbnb as a company and how their work fits into 'the bigger picture.'
Champion the Airbnb mission
Find simple and innovative solutions to complex problems
Embrace the Adventure: be flexible, eager to learn and to leave your comfort zone - every day
Have a relentless commitment to quality and accountability
Develop the vision and roadmap for efficient product localization at Airbnb
Define methods for quantifying success (or failure) and ensure that your team has a clear ability to understand and articulate its objectives
Manage day to day responsibilities of localization managers working on getting Airbnb translated into 40+ languages
Partner with recruiting to hire and close highly qualified candidates for the team
Work closely with other engineering, operations and business teams to deliver against initiatives
Help evaluate tools, technologies, and external translation vendors
Work with all internal teams to drive delivery against roadmap
Actively participate in the evaluation of third party language service providers. Maintain a good working relationship with them, and negotiate optimal pricing, and terminate contracts if they fail to live up to Airbnb?s quality standards
Manage Localization Project Leads
Manage relationship with international travel writers, translators, translation vendors, agencies and our community of hosts and guests
Translate mobile, web and marketing content.
Focus on hyperlocal content and native language quality
Assess localization and linguistic accuracy of content
BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical field (MS is a plus)
Additional qualification in Translation, Localization, Linguistics a plus
Ideally multilingual with fluency in at least two languages
5+ years of software localization experience
Solid understanding of the full web technology stack
Disciplined approach to development, testing and quality assurance processes
Ability to work with cross functional teams and manage conflicts
Self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Passionate and knowledgeable about Airbnb
Being a host and/or guest a big plus
Quarterly employee travel coupon
Paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Life insurance and disability benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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