Technical Translator/Interpreter

Hong Kong /
Blackpanda /
Hong Kong’s premier “cyber firefighting” team is seeking support in technical translation and interpretation! Blackpanda operates in a highly decentralized fashion, with maximum free time to self-manage, and thus only the most mature, professional, and competent applicants need apply for screening through an elite and rigorous interview process. The successful candidate will partner with one or more of our cybercrime investigators, which will range from responding to incidents to business development and sales. This involves assisting with communication with various stakeholders and protagonists by way of translation and interpretation from English to Chinese (primarily Cantonese, but Mandarin in addition is highly preferred), and vice versa.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Accurately translate materials as required from English to Chinese and vice versa using established terminology and phraseology, ensuring that translations or interpretation retain the content, meaning and feeling of the original material
    • Interpret during meetings and presentations simultaneously or consecutively, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible
    • Proofread and edit all materials received as part of the quality control process
    • Compile information and technical terms into glossaries and terminology databases to be used in their oral renditions and translations
    • Follow ethical and regulatory codes that protect the confidentiality of information


    • Ability to communicate and translate highly technical, actionable information and reports to audiences ranging from technically astute peers to non-technical business managers, legal counsel and leaders (including C-Suite level persons)
    • Ability to apply cultural knowledge to render an accurate and meaningful interpretation or translation of the original message
    • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • The ability to prioritize and organize work, including working to deadlines
    • Maintains social, ethical, professional and organizational standards and values, always honors commitments


    • Minimum 3 years of experience in translating Chinese into English and vice versa; Cantonese a must with Mandarin additionally an advantage
    • Native (or near native) fluency in Chinese and English languages (both spoken and written)
    • Familiarity with legal and/or compliance requirements related to cybersecurity incident response and reporting
    • Exposure to or interest in technology, particularly cybersecurity
    • Excellent command of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
    • Exposure to SaaS apps such as Asana, Confluence, Slack, Box
About Blackpanda
BLACKPANDA is Asia’s premier cyber security incident response group, hyper-focused on digital forensics and cyber crisis response. Our team consists of an elite cadre of risk and security experts from International military special forces, intelligence, forensics and law enforcement backgrounds. We are highly trained, ready to respond to and help manage crises on short notice, when and wherever needed. |