Localization Academy

Localization Analyst 1

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We are seeking a full-time Localization Analyst 1 in our Olathe, KS location. Do you like the idea of delighting customers across the world with well-localized products? Do you enjoy solving complex problems with international teams across multiple departments? Then this may be the perfect role for you! In this role you will be responsible for guiding and supporting worldwide Garmin associates and business partners in the creation and improvement of localized Garmin products and communications. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of globally distributed teams such as engineering, testing, marketing and product management. You will have visibility to all the segments in the company and have a hand in the international success of almost every Garmin product that goes out the door. This team is currently working on high-impact strategic initiatives and on building a sustainable future for localization operations at Garmin.

Essential Functions

  • Own small to medium localization-related projects
  • Monitor the proper use of localization processes and tools and drive improvements when appropriate
  • Contribute to roadmaps for various technologies to support Garmin’s long-term localization needs and assist in executing them
  • Manage relationships with translation vendor(s) and track their metrics
  • Build relationships with business stakeholders
  • Train users on localization technologies/processes and troubleshoot issues
  • Resolve localization defects by working with in-country linguists, reviewers, testers and development teams to achieve high-quality deliverables
  • Work with various teams across Garmin to guide and support the localization of Garmin products and other content to meet target market requirements
  • Maintain and administer various technologies to support Garmin’s localization needs
  • Create and maintain terminology to ensure accuracy, consistency, and cultural conformity
  • Assist other teams in project planning and execution
  • Track and report translation costs
  • Create and maintain team documentation, training guides etc.
  • Assist in hiring and onboarding efforts
  • May review documentation, software user interfaces, packaging, and other localized content for consistency, quality, and adherence to localization requirements and target market needs; and report any issues found
  • May create localized content for specific use cases/projects/content types in their native language(s)
  • Exemplify Garmin’s and the team’s Mission, Vision, and Values and proactively work to improve Garmin’s and the team’s image and culture

Basic Qualifications

  • Associates degree in a relevant field AND a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of at least one additional language besides English (i.e. bilingual)
  • Proficiency with common Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Experience with localization processes and technologies
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Basic understanding of software engineering processes and tools
  • Ability to collaborate with others and build strong relationships
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Desirable Qualifications

  • Formal/informal leadership or project management experience
  • Experience providing internal or external customer support
  • Knowledge of two or more languages besides English (i.e. multilingual)
  • Knowledge of linguistic concepts

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

This position is eligible for Garmin’s benefit program. Details can be found here: Garmin Benefits