Senior Language Specialist – Italian

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0027268 Subsidiary eBay

Primary Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Language Specialist Manager, this role will assume responsibility for the language quality of the Italian eBay site and apps. We are looking for an outstanding linguist with strong team spirit and YES-mentality, who embraces traditional translation processes and new technologies alike.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Translating and editing translations of new features, UI elements, promotions, graphics, emails, surveys, and misc content
  • Performing LQA-related tasks like evaluating screenshots, annotating Jira tickets, and implementing or recommending fixes
  • Working with developers, localization engineers, and project managers to ensure that Italian content is shipped on time and with high linguistic quality
  • Developing and maintaining a terminology glossary and language style guide
  • Working with Product Marketing, BU, and Content Managers to establish and protect the Italian tone and style for eBay
  • Advocating for localization needs and evangelizing best practices in cross-functional meetings
  • Evaluating, training, and working with Italian vendor translators and testers to ensure quality deliveries
  • Supporting the MT team with tasks like LQR, engine rating, and productivity tests
  • Contributing to the continuous optimization of processes and tool boxes through research, definition of specs, and participation in pilots

Job Requirements

  • Native fluency in Italian and a deep understanding of the Italian culture is an absolute must
  • Experience with TM systems and editors such as XTM, WorldServer, DWB, etc.
  • Experience translating for the consumer or e-commerce market
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong familiarity with localization processes and industry standards
  • Working knowledge of HTML and HTML editors
  • Understanding of software development cycles
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced environment
  • Flexibility to support internal and external customers
  • Ability to work well in a cross-functional environment with varying levels of management
  • Strong team spirit paired with the ability to work independently
  • Experience with Machine Translation tasks and processes would be nice to have


  • MA in Translation/Interpretation
  • 5-8 years of experience in the localization field

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