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Senior Localization Engineering Manager

San Jose, California


eBay Localization is looking for a seasoned Senior Localization Engineering Manager to lead a team of production engineers and developers who manage the day to day systems support, and development of our Localization Platform. Reporting to the Senior Director of Localization, the Senior Manager of Localization Engineering is a critical role providing technical support for other internal Localization teams, and interaction and guidance with development teams at eBay. This is a key leadership role within Localization, and the ideal candidate will be strategically adept, and able to deliver at a tactical level.

The eBay Localization team is a richly diverse group consisting of Support Engineers, Developers, Language Specialists, Machine Translation Language Specialists, Language Quality Assurance (LQA), as well as Product, Program, and Project Managers, whose members represent 20+ countries.  We are part of the Core Product & Technology organization and work with team members across CPT and the Regions to deliver highly relevant experiences to local markets.

Our mission is to be the quality destination for full-service translation, localization, machine translation, and human language technology (HLT) support for all eBay teams and adjacencies, providing continuous localization through advanced automation.

Job Requirements:

Minimum of 8 years of experience in localization engineering; a minimum of 5 years as a manager.

Well versed in Localization, Internationalization, and Globalization principles

Experience leading end-to-end development in small Agile teams

Experience with the scrum methodology a plus

Solid Java and Java EE experience

Working knowledge of TMS technologies such as SDL Worldserver, XTM, etc.

NodeJS experience a plus

Experience with RESTful web services incorporating modern technologies and frameworks

Experience with data modeling, Oracle SQL, object oriented methodologies and user interface development highly desired

Flexible and able to deal with ambiguity

Strong problem solving and analytical skills

Experience with Machine Translation technologies a plus

Mobile (iOS and Android) experience a plus

Great written and verbal communication skills

Excellent documentation skills

Great team player


Bachelor's degree in CS or related discipline

Working knowledge of one or more languages besides English a plus

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