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Technical Localization Project Manager (Machine Translation)

Remote (Must be local to Cupertino, CA)


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Salary (USD):

$70-80/hr + benefits

Start Date:


Our client is looking for a highly dedicated Technical Localization Project Manager specializing in Machine Translation. They will work closely with internal and external partners to asses our Machine Translation needs, evaluate the quality, provide training to our team and suggest creative ways to improve the quality of Machine Translation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and drive localization automation and Machine Translation projects to the next level from efficiency, quality and cost perspective
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of various machine translation approaches, including statistical, neural, and hybrid models, to strategically select and implement the most effective solutions
  • Specialize in specific language pairs, offering expertise in the unique linguistic challenges posed by different language combinations and guiding the development of tailored translation models
  • Utilize edit distance algorithms and linguistic insights to measure and minimize the divergence between machine-generated and human-translated content
  • Apply advanced linguistic knowledge to refine and optimize machine translation models, focusing on linguistic aspect, cultural nuances, and regional variations
  • Collaborate to identify content for localizability, identify terminology, reference material, and assess quality of source content
  • Work closely with vendors, linguists, engineers, other localization teams and product mangers to integrate language solutions, fostering linguistic excellence
  • Train our linguistic network on machine translation concepts, guiding them on how to embrace this change
  • Evaluate the skillset of vendor post-editors and make recommendations
  • Conduct thorough evaluations of machine translation outputs, employing linguistic metrics, including edit distance, to enhance accuracy and fluency in translated content

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in a technical project management in localization role/s
  • Strong presentation, communication, collaboration, interpersonal, teamwork, and organizational skills
  • Able to focus on the details and have the capability to explain very complex issues to the cross-functional team who may not have deep understanding on localization and Machine Translation
  • Expert on Machine Learning and process automation and technology, out of the box thinking with data analytical skills to drive great customer experience
  • Strong knowledge on CMS and localization tools, capable to making influence to the source content
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing machine translation models, with a keen focus on linguistic considerations and a nuanced understanding of different translation methodologies
  • Experience in implementing and managing quality control processes for linguistic outputs, ensuring adherence to high-quality standards
  • Solid understanding of linguistic metrics and methodologies for evaluating machine translation quality, including BLEU scores, and edit distance algorithms
  • Ability to navigate and incorporate cultural nuances into machine translation models, ensuring translations resonate authentically with diverse global audiences
  • Proven ability to solve complex linguistic and technical challenges, coupled with the agility to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Language skills in one or more languages other than English, with a deep understanding of the linguistic challenges posed by different language families

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with deep learning frameworks applied in linguistic contexts, showcasing innovation in machine translation
  • Contributions to the field of machine translation, such as publications, conference presentations, or active participation in relevant linguistic and AI communities


  • BA or advanced degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or a related field

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $70 to $80/hr. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

About Aquent Talent:

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands.


Our eligible talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. More information on our awesome benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.

Client Description

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
– You’re paid weekly
– Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
– Access to Fidelity 401(k)
– Access to FSA Program
– Direct deposit for your pay check
– Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
– Access to free online courses via Aquent’s Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills:
– Access to free online courses via
– Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you’re happy and progressing according to your expectations (we’re also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you’re close to wrapping up)