Machine Translation Language Specialist

Dreilinden, Germany Requisition Number R0025431

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We are seeking a professional individual to add to our team in Dreilinden/Berlin as
Italian Machine Translation Language Specialist (m/f)

- 15 months fixed-term contract -


  • Analyze Machine Translation (MT) output for quality improvement
  • Encode foreign language terminology according to specific conventions
  • Test and document the results of output of trained MT engines
  • Assist in a variety of linguistic research related tasks
  • Review human post edited output to generate high quality of training corpus for MT engines
  • Help to conduct MT usability test with users in the respective markets and summarize the feedback and test results
  • Create guidelines and documentation on best practices for contractors and vendors, as well as training post-editors for the respective languages

These tasks will require close cooperation with eBay’s Computational Linguists as well as with eBay’s Language Specialists. We are looking for someone who, aside from being an outstanding linguist, has excellent communication skills and has demonstrated a very strong team spirit in previous positions.


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Linguistics
  • 2/3 years of localization experience and/or evaluating machine translation output
  • Native fluency in the respective language (Italian) and a deep understanding of the nuances of the respective language is required
  • Fluency in additional foreign language preferred
  • Strong familiarity with the Machine Translation industry and best practices for post-editing/reviewing
  • Strong familiarity with translation technologies and localization and processes
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with other departments and varying levels of management

What do we offer?

  • Dynamic team, passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humor
  • Varied and interesting tasks with high level of personal responsibility
  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.
  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies and lots of flexibility
  • A great campus with fitness center, table soccer, bike rental, coffeebar, excellent canteen and shuttle-service


We are looking forward to your online application at

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