Translation Specialist EN - FR, Translation Services
Flores, CRI
hace 1 día

Job summary

Are you looking to work in one of the most innovative and customer-centric businesses on earth? Does joining a multicultural team of Translation, Proofreading and Outsourcing Specialists sound appealing to you?

Do you have a passion for learning and developing yourself and others? Then consider joining the Amazon Localization Team, and help us contribute to expanding product selection across international platforms.

Amazon is currently looking for a motivated and talented linguist to join our team as a : French to English Translation Specialist.

The successful candidate will be well organized, independent professional passionate about delivering the right level of quality of translations (both machine-generated and human) to our customers.

They must have the ability to communicate well with colleagues, external partners and other stakeholders and be able to provide a comprehensive structured feedback based on data and supported by sound knowledge of DFQ processes and guidelines.

They will be comfortable working in an international, fast-paced environment, where change and ambiguity are present as we constantly grow, improve, and innovate.

Key job responsibilities

  • Conduct quality checks by proofreading / reviewing linguistic work from freelancer translators, peers and other external vendors to ensure adherence to customer’s and company’s quality standards.
  • Control and improve machine-translation engines’ quality by assessing output and providing linguistic feedback.
  • Provide feedback and linguistic coaching to your peers, freelance translators and other external vendors and engage in quality improvement initiatives when needed.
  • Post-edit machine-translated product detail pages in an efficient way to increase the product availability for the customer in their preferred language.
  • Monitor external vendor quality progress, investigate quality variations and develop and implement measures to drive quality improvement in collaboration with other internal teams.
  • Occasionally, provide manual translation during the launch phase of a new language combination
  • Depending on the group’s needs and your own skills and inclinations, support our leadership, business and tech teams by taking an active part in training, project / program management, etc.

  • English at a native level
  • Able to work from French (mandatory) to English and from English to French
  • Fully-functional oral and written communication English skills.
  • A great deal of personal initiative, decisiveness and independence
  • Strong and structured communication & exceptional collaboration skills
  • Flexibility, proven ability to prioritize and work towards deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of CAT tools, MS Word and MS Excel, Outlook

  • Working from Italian, Spanish, Dutch or French to UK English will be an added advantage
  • Ability to make logical decisions while performing tasks even when provided information is ambiguous
  • Proven ability to prioritize and work towards deadlines
  • Strong analytical, writing and editorial skills
  • A great deal of personal initiative, decisiveness and team spirit
  • Previous experience in proofreading or post-editing of machine-translated content is a great advantage
  • Working knowledge of SQL and expert level of Excel is a strong advantage
  • Working knowledge of programming languages
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