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Localization Engineer (2022-0155)

Acclaim Technical Services
McLean, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Acclaim Technical Services, founded in 2000, is a leading language and intelligence services company supporting a wide range of U.S. Federal agencies. We are an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company, which is uncommon within our business sector. We see this as a significant strength and it shows: ATS is consistently ranked as a top workplace among DC area firms and continues to grow.

We are actively hiring a Localization Engineer to join our team in August 2022 on a newly awarded, multi-year contract based in the Northern Virginia area. This multi-year contract needs you to fill Human Language Translation (HLT) positions such as Desktop Publishing Specialists, Language Data Analysts, Localizations Engineers, Terminologists, and Translation Workflow Specialists. As a Localization Engineer, you troubleshoot and create solutions for technical production issues including translation memory management, script development for data manipulation, and defining strategies for project executions. You are a team player who thrives in a fast-paced work environment, working alongside other localization engineers and technology project managers to develop creative solutions for handling complicated files and workflows. You are self-motivated to learn and become an expert in localization and commercial technology products.


  • Provide daily, project-based technical support to clients as required
  • Facilitate unit- and enterprise-wide technology rollouts
  • Train linguists in the use of HLT
  • Assist Sponsor managers and linguists in troubleshooting issues related to the triage, translation, transcription, interpretation, and localization of foreign language content
  • Validate new features in new CAT tools, Translation Memories (TMs) Servers, and other HLT tools
  • Manage the collection, classification, and updating of TMs
  • Identify commercial tools and applications for localization potential, identifying key points to be considered during the localization process
  • Automate file analysis, parsing, and filtering
  • Write scripts and/or macros in various programming languages to automate repetitive tasks performed by project managers
  • Prepare various file types for the localization process (including re-coding and script writing as needed) to ensure compliance with clients' requirements and integrity of data
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to provide input during planning of projects
  • Provide estimates on new, large-scale projects upon request
  • Work closely with the client's technology providers to:
    • Collect requirements from product stakeholders and end users
    • Define new features and improvements of the software products
    • Provide test cases for quality assurance
    • Provide documentation and training to product users
    • Report and test fixes for bugs found by product users


  • Must possess an active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph
  • Bachelor's degree (computer science or mathematics degree preferred; or its equivalent (4 years or more of on-the-job experience in the specific HLT field)
  • Superb analytical skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Experience with CAT and localization engineering tools
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing tools, XML Localization Interchange File Format, and related localization standards and formats
  • Organized and motivated self-starter with a problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Must be flexible with hours to accommodate project deadlines
  • Localization, DTP, and technology related experience essential


  • Knowledge of web programming languages a plus (HTML, XML, ASP, JSP)
  • Journeyman level or better in target foreign language

COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Requirements

To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, ATS may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test on a weekly basis. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action

ATS is committed to a program of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion/creed, hairstyles and hair textures, handicap/disability, genetic information/history, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by federal, state or local law. It is the policy of ATS not merely to refrain from employment discrimination as required by the various federal, state, and local enactments, but to take positive affirmative action to realize for women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans full equal employment opportunity. We support the employment and advancement in employment of individuals with disabilities and of protected veterans, and we treat qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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