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Technical Writer ( Bilingual)
Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company San Mateo, CA

Technical Writer ( Bilingual)

Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
San Mateo, CA
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $40 to $45 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Technical Writer( Bilingual- English and Japanese)   is needed for a contract opportunity with our well known client in the gaming and entertainment industry located in California.
  • 12 months W2 contract  with opportunity to extend and/or convert to permanent employee
  • Pay rate from $40-45/hourly
  • Hybrid - San Mateo, California  as needed basis
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States ( client is unable to do sponsorship or Corp to Corp)
Principal Responsibilities:
  • Japanese to English translation and English language development
    • Translate a variety of media, including client product manuals and packaging for global end users as well as internal documentation.
    • Adhere to company-specific guidelines, such as terminology and writing style guides.
    • Be comfortable with receiving feedback from stakeholders in multiple review rounds. Revise and polish content as necessary.
  • Authoring of consumer-facing instructional content in English
    • Research product specifications and other information using various in-house tools and software.
    •  Work closely with the document development team in Japan. Plan, organize, interview, and discuss with product engineers and stakeholders to finalize content. 
    • Author English content or transcreate content with a Japanese tech writer.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
    • Manage subject-matter expert reviews. Collaborate with a global team of stakeholders.
    • Take meeting notes and maintain information in our systems, such as Confluence/JIRA.
    • Review other teams’ end user documents.
  • Fluency in English, plus excellent comprehension of Japanese. Comfortable with verbal and written communication in Japanese. JLPT2 or equivalent.
  • Translation skills with acute attention to detail. Must be aware of the importance of context when translating. Must be culturally sensitive.
  • Self-starter with solid skills in managing time and prioritizing work.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced global environment while multitasking, meeting deadlines, being flexible and proactively meeting departmental needs.
  • Cross-cultural exposure in a business setting; ability to communicate tactfully in multicultural environments.
  • Must be able to accommodate variable working hours, including attending occasional international meetings that occur outside of typical working hours.

Required Experience/Education:
  • BA or BS degree in Technical Communications, English, Japanese, linguistics, or similar field
  • Two to three years of experience as a Japanese-to-English translator
  • Experience working in a team in a corporate environment
  • Adobe Acrobat and Office 365, such as Word, Excel and Outlook                                                

Preferred Experience/Education:              
  • Experience with the following:
    • Managing technical reviews with subject-matter experts
    • Knowledge of Confluence, JIRA
    • Basic XML coding skills for authoring tools such as Oxygen
    • Knowledge about repositories and version control using GitHub
    • Linguistic QA experience
  • Experience developing consumer-facing documentation
  • Bonus points if you love our products!

Note: Any pay ranges displayed are estimations.  Actual pay is determined by an applicant's experience, technical expertise, and other qualifications as listed in the job description.  All qualified applicants are welcome to apply.

Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Company Description
Founded in 1940, Yoh operates from 75 locations throughout North America and is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Yoh was the nation’s first technology staffing firm. As a business unit of Day & Zimmermann, Yoh has a flourishing global footprint, as our parent company operates from more than 150 worldwide locations.
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Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company

San Mateo, CA



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