Technical Localization Project Manager (Italian Speaking)



IT, Operations
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

At Preply, we are unlocking human potential through learning.

We believe learning with a great tutor is life-changing. That’s why we match online tutors from across the globe with learners and empower them to create live language classes with AI-powered tools and learning materials. This is how we deliver progress, create engagement and keep our global community of learners motivated. So far, over 32,000 tutors have given more than 15 million lessons to learners from over 175 countries.

Meet the team!

If you are passionate about languages, language learning and technology, Preply is the right place for you! Join our dynamic localization team and help us make learning accessible to users across the globe. As a Technical Localization Project Manager you will be part of the Localization Chapter and will work alongside Localization Project Managers, Language Leads and our extended team of freelance linguists. The team's primary objective is to provide high-quality localization of different content types in 18+ languages at scale, by collaborating with internal stakeholders from Product/Engineering, Marketing, Brand, Sales, and other key teams.

Another focus area of the team is to constantly improve the quality of our existing localized content, as well as streamline our operations and processes. Adopting a data-driven methodology, we systematically identify opportunities to better support our non-English users.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Technical Localization Project Manager you will be responsible for driving the vision and roadmap of all technical aspects of our localization efforts. This includes tooling and automation/integrations, machine translation implementation, and leveraging AI for localization innovation. Working closely with stakeholders across the company and within the localization team, you will play a key role in ensuring the seamless adaptation of our educational content for diverse markets and languages.

Key responsibilities will include:

Drive vision and roadmap of tooling and AI for localization

  • Assess current tooling and workflow solutions and define short, mid and long-term recommendations to increase efficiency and scalability (not necessarily within the confines of existing tooling)
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices in localization technology and automation, sharing knowledge and insights with the team.
  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies and AI solutions for localization, identifying opportunities for innovation and efficiency gains.

Optimize core automation flows and tooling

  • Collaborate with internal teams to refine and enhance the integration of machine translation solutions into our localization workflows.
  • Oversee the ongoing management, maintenance and optimization of our Translation Management System (TMS) and project management tools Jira maximizing their functionality and troubleshooting any issues for internal and external users
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to test and implement AI solutions that support the scaling of localization coverage.
  • Collaborate with the engineering team to ensure i18n best practices are being followed
  • Automate quality processes to ensure consistent and accurate localization of content across multiple languages.
  • Create and maintain documentation of localization tooling and automation solutions in use at Preply

Linguistic tasks

  • Complete some linguistic tasks such as quality control or ad-hoc requests for localized content in your native language (Italian)

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree, in Translation/Localization, Computational linguistics, Language Studies, International Studies, Marketing (or a related field)
  • Proven experience in localization and technical project management, with a focus on localization, translation, or language technology.
  • Professional fluency in English & native level Italian
  • Strong knowledge of industry-standard localization, project management and CMS tools (e.g. Crowdin, Phrase, Lokalise, Jira,
  • Strong experience with TMS implementation and management.
  • Familiarity with machine translation technologies and their integration into localization workflows.
  • Strong organizational skills, eye for detail and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Growth-mindset, curiosity, and willingness to continuously learn
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Nice to have:

  • Proven track record implementing AI solutions for localization
  • Previous experience with Crowdin, Jira and
  • Experience scaling localization workflows for performance marketing and brand focused visual assets
  • Basic programming skills to create macros, Google sheet automations

Why you’ll love it at Preply

  • An open, collaborative, dynamic and diverse culture;
  • A generous monthly allowance for lessons on, Learning & Development budget and time off for your self-development;
  • A competitive financial package with equity, leave allowance and health insurance;
  • Access to free mental health support platforms;
  • Access to Gympass-partnered wellness and gym centers throughout Spain to promote and support well-being and physical health;
  • The opportunity to shape the lives of learners and tutors through language learning and teaching in 175 countries (and counting!).

Our Principles

  • Care to change the world - We are passionate about our work and care deeply about its impact to be life changing.
  • We do it for learners - For both Preply and tutors, learners are why we do what we do. Every day we focus on empowering tutors to deliver an exceptional learning experience.
  • Keep perfecting - To create an outstanding customer experience, we focus on simplicity, smoothness, and enjoyment, continually perfecting it as every detail matters.
  • Now is the time - In a fast-paced world, it matters how quickly we act. Now is the time to make great things happen.
  • Disciplined execution - What makes us disciplined is the excellence in our execution. We set clear goals, focus on what matters, and utilize our resources efficiently.
  • Dive deep - We leverage business acumen and curiosity to investigate disparities between numbers and stories, unlocking meaningful insights to guide our decisions.
  • Growth mindset - We proactively seek growth opportunities and believe today's best performance becomes tomorrow's starting point. We humbly embrace feedback and learn from setbacks.
  • Raise the bar - We raise our performance standards continuously, alongside each new hire and promotion. We build diverse and high-performing teams that can make a real difference.
  • Challenge, disagree and commit - We value open and candid communication, even when we don’t fully agree. We speak our minds, challenge when necessary, and fully commit to decisions once made.
  • One Preply - We prioritize collaboration, inclusion, and the success of our team over personal ambitions. Together, we support and celebrate each other's progress.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Preply is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. Different opinions and viewpoints are key ingredients in our success as a multicultural Ed-Tech company.

Preply will consider all applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status. Together, we are The World Class.