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Company Name:
Red 5 Studios
Location:
Laguna Hills, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Localization
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Localization Project Manager

The Discipline

As the Localization Project Manager, you and your team are committed to ensuring every written and spoken word, grunt, proclamation and condemnation uttered from Firefall’s characters carry all the nuance and personality from English to our target languages. You will manage a dizzying list of localization assets, keeping tabs on their state of completion while coordinating internally and externally to see that Firefall feels like a native product to each region.  You will continually be mindful of changes to the game, representing our localization team in the US and coordinating needs both in Red 5 Studios HQ and Cork, Ireland.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage our localization team, ensuring efficiency, workload, and priorities are clearly defined and met
  • Continually assess and make recommendations to improve our localization process and tools to ensure optimum flow, speed, and efficiency of the localization team
  • Create and maintain a curated list of all significant characters in Firefall in order to provide a reference for internal and external localization needs
  • Work with our localization vendors as the primary point of contact, managing the budget and deliverables for both voice and text localization
  • Define and optimize the localization pipeline, keeping tabs on all localization assets
  • Be a localization evangelist within Red 5 Studios, ensuring localization needs are well represented in all steps of the development process

 

Qualification

  • A minimum of 3 or 4 years in a dedicated localization role
  • Experience being in a supervisory role of a localization project or as a project manager
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while keeping stake holders appraised of progress
  • Impeccable organization skills to keep track of a myriad of audio clips, voice overs, text, and other localization assets
  • Unyielding commitment  to ensure the spirit and tone of Firefall is accurately conveyed in our target languages
  • Ability to travel as needed

 

Pluses

  • In addition to English, fluency in either French or German
  • Unyielding passion for games and accurate localization

 

The Studio

Red 5 Studios, creator of the free-to-play MMO shooter Firefall (www.firefall.com), is a video game developer dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers from across the planet by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories, and compelling characters. 

Right now, at this very moment, Firefall is being played around the world. In the past month, we've had players log in from such distant lands as Uruguay, Morocco, and yes, even Kazakhstan. It is already a global community with a virtual store that is generating revenue today.

Red 5 Studios has roughly 150 employees--large enough to find the resources or talent that you need to bring your vision to life, but small enough to where every employee still makes a difference. Every employee leaves their indelible mark on the identity of Firefall. Everyone.

THIS is the place to come if you seek mastery of your chosen vocation. These are the fertile grounds where you can learn from like-minded individuals that come from a cornucopia of industry-renown studios, such as Naughty Dog, Bungie, Insomniac, Blizzard and Microsoft. Every employee brings a significant knowledge base and we solicit best business practices from previous experience.

THIS is the studio to join if you want a chance to contribute to a fundamental shift in the way games are crafted. Firefall encompasses an original art style, a proprietary in-house engine, and a determination to make the free-to-play model work without being pay-to-win. We believe the free-to-play experience can be a win-win scenario for both the consumer and us alike. With no barrier to trying the game, we believe it welcomes the greatest number of gamers possible. By having to work for gamers' micro-transactions, it forces us to be ever vigilant on quality, forging a tight relationship with the community that will give the world of Firefall's New Eden a very long lifespan with years of continued development.

THIS is the place for you if you value autonomy. If you want a chance to stretch your skills and excel in your chosen vocation, without the constant Orwellian presence of a publisher or middle management questioning your every move, this is for you. We trust our employees. We empower one another to make the game that we want to play.

We're on a mission to create a living, breathing world unlike any other for players to explore. We aren't constrained by a specific title or role; and individuals are often asked to tackle many challenges. We understand the challenges of bringing a AAA online game to life, and we invite you to join us on this exciting adventure.