Irish Gaelic Linguist

Germany
Corporate – Production /
Part-Time /
Remote
As a trusted global transformation partner, Welocalize accelerates the global business journey by enabling brands and companies to reach, engage, and grow international audiences. Welocalize delivers multilingual content transformation services in translation, localization, and adaptation for over 250 languages with a growing network of over 400,000 in-country linguistic resources. Driving innovation in language services, Welocalize delivers high-quality training data transformation solutions for NLP-enabled machine learning by blending technology and human intelligence to collect, annotate, and evaluate all content types. Our team works across locations in North America, Europe, and Asia serving our global clients in the markets that matter to them. www.welocalize.com

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

The Gaelic Linguist performs quality control tasks, and on-demand translation tasks on assigned accounts/projects; ensures that the work is performed at a satisfactorily high standard within the specified deadlines and quality level; ensures that the Language Process is being followed by the project team.

MAIN DUTIES

    • The following is a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities and areas of ownership for this role:
    • Performing copy-edit tasks on assigned projects or accounts on Gaelic
    • Performing on-demand translation tasks
    • Performing linguistic adaptation tasks into enGB
    • Performing lead support on assigned projects or accounts
    • Managing and maintaining the language materials (including glossaries, Style Guides, work instruction) up to the quality standards and up to date as required by the account or project
    • Managing project-related queries
    • Ensuring good interaction among team members and resolving questions on terminology and language matters
    • Testing and qualifying new freelancers and vendors as required
    • Developing and training of internal linguists/new and existing freelancers according to the accounts’ and Welocalize’s needs
    • Interacting with clients on linguistic matters as required
    • Participating in the development of new and improved working processes
    • Achieving the goals set by the Squad Lead

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Education Level
    • University degree in Translation/Applied Languages or equivalent combination of education and experience 
    • 3+ years of experience in translation/localization
    • Experience 
    • Native fluency in Gaelic and English
    • Thorough understanding of the localization process.
    • Good user experience of standard software, such as Windows and Office applications.
    • Good user experience of standard CAT tools, e.g. XTM, SDL Studio,  and issue tracking and query management tools, e.g. JIRA
    • Ability to learn new localization tools and applications quickly.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of terminology used in two or more subject matters.
    • Ability to work with tight deadlines.
    • Ability to give clear, concise and constructive feedback. 
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, linguists
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Ability and willingness to train/teach others and pass on knowledge.
    • Ability, willingness and experience in communicating positively with customers at various levels
    • Ability to work within a virtual team