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Bi-Lingual Product Specialist (Japanese)

Location: Redmond, WA
Since 2001 Hansell Tierney has been one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in Seattle Washington. As a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), Hansell Tierney was created to serve and staff Northwest companies by doing things the right way, not just the easiest. We strive to do better by partnering with candidates, treating your experience as one of our own, providing our candidates with interesting local opportunities, and handling every relationship with the highest level of customer service possible. Our business is built on the deep understanding of the job market and the ability to over-deliver on our promises.

We are currently helping our client with a Contract to Hire search for Bi-Lingual Product Specialists (Japanese).

Duration - 3-6 months Contract to Hire
Location -   Redmond/Bellevue area  - LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY
US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply
Work sponsorship is not available at this time

  • Translates voice scripts, manuals, and supplementary development and testing-related documents and materials as required to support products and services through launch and beyond 
  • Demonstrates Client’s products to other team members, internal departments, and outside promotional and media partners as required 
  • Maintains awareness of game industry in assigned market (America, Japan) and communicates market trends to product acquisition and development staff 
  • May interpret meetings, telephone calls, and video conferences related to game development and localization 
  • Performs translation and interpretation for other departments and subsidiaries as required
  • Provides input in schedule creation 
  • Assists with the planning and direction of voice recording sessions
  • Acts as liaison between Company and Japanese developer contacts 
  • Translates direct communication with Japanese first- and second-party developers regarding product localization 
  • Two to four years of related experience
  • Acute attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent game play skills and the ability to identify design and content issues
  • Excellent Japanese and English translation skills, including two to four years specific translation experience 
  • Japanese and English interpretation skills, including experience interpreting business meetings and/or conference calls 
  • Familiarity with Japanese history, culture, customs and business protocol 
  • Familiarity with localization/translation tools
  • Experience operating Microsoft Windows and Office software in Japanese 
  • Undergraduate degree in Japanese, East Asian Studies or a related field, or equivalent
  • Level 1 certification on the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test or equivalent (For Japanese-English translators) recommended    
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