Oct 19, 2020

Linguistic Test Lead

  • RWS
  • Superior, WI, USA
Full time Translation

Job Description

What is this role?

The successful candidate will be bilingual demonstrate native level expertise in a foreign language, a working knowledge of software testing in various phases of software development cycle, as well as hands-on experience with a multitude of software applications in a corporate network environment including servers, databases, and mail systems.  Leadership experience including supervisory experience or project management is highly desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to gain exposure to the global software development and the testing world while working with cutting-edge technologies.

Job Description

  • Hands-on coordination of challenging functional & linguistic software testing/QA in the secure onsite testing facility
  • Work as part of a dynamic team on a wide variety of projects (cutting-edge consumer tech, inc. video/audio streaming, smart speakers and displays, smart home devices, travel and commerce apps, etc) for an exciting client – global industry leader in search.
  • Manage operational and technical aspects of complex projects, including project assessment, coordination, and delivery
  • Create and validate localization and functional test plans based on UI/UX and functional spec from client
  • Setup test beds and test environments troubleshoot and assess testing viability, including test prep and smoke testing; problem solve in a dynamic deadline-driven environment.
  • Review, validate, and triage identified defects within the software for clarity, classification, and prioritization. Flag critical issues to developers.
  • Serve as main/backup linguistic lead for your language
  • Track test progress; coordinate onsite and remote testers, including hands-on technical and project-related support.
  • Track tester hours, track budget burn rate, and approve tester hours after confirming completion of work
  • Provide status reports regularly to Test Line Manager/Testing Manager
  • Participating client-initiated meetings to give project updates and coordinate tasks among developers, test leads, SI and other team testers


  • Bi-lingual, translator-level fluency in the native language preferred. Strong command of written and spoken English.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, CS, Engineering related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent problem solving, defect investigation and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Leadership skills and ability
  • Highly detailed and organized
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to work on a team and communicate effectively with other team members
  • Motivated and ability to learn fast

Desirable skills and abilities

  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Previous experience in software testing
  • Knowledge of test management tools
  • MS Excel expertise
  • IT support experience in software development/testing environment


  • Amazing benefits. (Seriously.)
  • Opportunity to work hands-on with cutting-edge consumer technology, including pre-release software and hardware prototypes.
  • Infinite training, professional development and personal growth opportunities
  • The rare opportunity to impact how organizations communicate globally. There’s a reason we work with 90 of the top 100 brands.
  • Smart, engaged co-workers, a culture of innovation and opportunity.


SDL is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be evaluated for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran, and disability status.  For more information about EEO/AAP legislation please visit http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.