Localization Academy

Product Localization Specialist (Japanese)

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Job Description

Are you a native speaker of Japanese and a translation professional with an extensive background in localization and a love of the latest business software technologies? As a Japanese Product Localization Specialist at HubSpot, you’ll play an important role in delivering the HubSpot product user interface in Japanese to ensure that it’s clear, accessible, and culturally relevant for the end users.

You’ll work with our Localization team, our Japanese-speaking colleagues, customers and partners, as well as our external vendors to build and improve our Japanese translations, terminology database, style guide, translation memories, and overall Japanese product localization processes. This is a full-time permanent contract. This is not a freelance position.


  • Translate the user interface and related support materials of different products (ranging from marketing, sales, to customer services and more)
  • Review and edit translated content from vendors
  • Provide regular feedback to vendors to ensure translations consistently meet expectations
  • Perform QA (quality assurance) checking and testing to create a delightful user experience with our software in Japanese
  • Develop an extensive understanding of HubSpot’s product functionalities in order to provide a consistent in-language customer experience
  • Meet the expected turnaround time to support the continuous delivery of translated user interface
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders (such as Engineering, Marketing, Support, Sales, and Service teams) and provide feedback to support the efficient globalization of our product suite
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of the terminology database and style guide for Japanese to ensure it is relevant and appropriate for the Japanese market


  • 1-2 years of professional experience in translation and review/editing of business software and/or related content
  • Extensive experience using CAT & TMS tools (preferably MemoQ, Transifex)
  • Experience using project management tools (preferably Jira, Asana)
  • Degree in translation or linguistics
  • Knowledge of B2B application products/services
  • Experience creating and managing linguistic resources like termbases and translation memories
  • Ideally some experience using common publishing and editing software tools used in the context of localization (InDesign, Photoshop, Office Suite, etc.)

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you.

If you need accommodations or assistance due to a disability, please reach out to us using this form. This information will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of determining an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.

Germany Applicants: (m/f/d) – link to HubSpot’s Career Diversity page here.

About HubSpot

HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) is a leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow better. We build marketing, sales, service, and website management products that start free and scale to meet our customers’ needs at any stage of growth. We’re also building a company culture that empowers people to do their best work. If that sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we’d love to hear from you.

You can find out more about our company culture in the HubSpot Culture Code, which has more than 5M views, and learn about our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, too. Thanks to the work of every employee globally, HubSpot was named the #2 Best Place to Work on Glassdoor in 2022, and has been recognized for award-winning culture by Great Place to Work, Comparably, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Inc., and more.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, HubSpot was founded in 2006. Today, thousands of employees work across the globe in HubSpot offices and remotely. Visit our careers website to learn more about culture and opportunities at HubSpot.

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