Google is hiring Language Specialists in South Africa!

The roles: Language Specialist IsiZulu & Language Specialist Afrikaans - Johannesburg or Nairobi

This is a 6 months role.

As a part of Localization Team you will help to shape Google’s voice in the language you know the best.

As a Language Specialist in this fast moving environment, you will be in charge of making Google’s products accessible, useful and fun in your native country and language. Additionally, you will drive linguistic quality by working closely with Google's translation vendors & search quality teams. If you are an experienced IsiZulu or Afrikaans translator with a technical, creative, marketing or localization background then this role could be perfect for you.

- Create and maintain a language style guides.
- Translate the product glossaries and edit UI, help, and marketing content.
- Review the language of existing translated material.
- Assure the linguistic quality of localized product builds.
- Adapt translation training program in volunteer translators.

- Strong linguistic capabilities and understanding of how to develop terminology.
- Computing background. Proficient using word processors and spreadsheets.
- Good knowledge of where to find parallel English-Isizulu or English-Afrikaans corpora a plus.
- Experience as a translator/interpreter a plus.
- Fluent in written English and IsiZulu or Afrikaans

For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of your resume to mrozinska [at] google [dot] com.