Job Opportunity: Linguistic Lead (Chinese)

e2f translations, inc. is a translation and localization services company located in downtown San Jose, California. We work with leading Silicon Valley companies providing top-tier talent and producing high-quality around-the-clock results from our global offices. Find out more about us at

We currently have an opening for a full-time Linguistic Lead in our San Jose office:

Title: Linguistic Lead – Chinese (In-House)

Type: Full Time

Location: San Jose, CA

Start Date: Immediate

Job Responsibilities:

  • Is the Linguistic Division Lead
    • Chinese Division
  • Is responsible for the quality of the assigned translation project deliverables to client
    • Linguistic transfers between source and target language
    • Reference adherence (glossary, style guide, and other client instructions)
    • On-time delivery
  • Optimizes Q&A for clients, using best judgment, to limit quality non-compliance subsequent rework
  • Reaches productivity objectives
  • Actively supports the Operations Director to build, optimize, and train linguistic teams
  • Coaches linguistic resources for Chinese
  • Contributes to the quality tracking for employees/vendors:
    • Grading
    • Feedback
  • Escalates issues to the Operations Director, the Vendor Manager, and the Quality Department as necessary
  • Studies and acts upon quality feedback to constantly improve performance
  • Suggests and helps enforce corrective actions
  • Escalates issues to the Operations Director, the Vendor Manager, and the Quality Department as necessary
  • Documents processes and policies
  • Contributes to updating project templates and general instructions
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Support to other departments testing new tools/processes
    • Other tasks requiring linguists (translation, testing, SEO, etc.)


  • Experience in localization (1+ year)
  • Proficient in Mandarin Chinese with skills and fluency equivalent to the level of a contemporary mainland China native speaker
  • In-region (mainland China) experience; familiarity with today’s Chinese language and culture
  • Professional proficiency in English
  • Effective working in a team
  • Experienced and comfortable using computers and mobile devices
  • Able to commute to our San Jose office

No relocation or visa assistance provided

Please send resume and brief description of your professional experience in localization to Title your email “Linguistic Lead – [Chinese]”.

We want to thank all our applicants in advance. However, we cannot respond to everyone; only selected applicants will be contacted in reply.

By | 2016-12-21T13:35:43+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Employment Opportunities|

About the Author:

Peter Corless is the Marketing Director for e2f. You can find him on Twitter at @PeterCorless.