Machine Translation Specialist

Keywords Studios
May 26, 2023
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At Keywords, we are using our passion for games, technology, and media to create a global services platform for video games and beyond. Our aim is to become the “go to” provider of technical services.

We enable leading content creators and publishers to leverage our expertise and capacity across the lifecycle of interactive content. In so doing we empower our clients to remain lean and agile, and to focus on creating the most engaging experiences.

Keywords is trusted and relied upon by many of the world's leading video game companies to work alongside them during concept, development, and live operations by leveraging the breadth and depth of our industry leading service lines every step of the way.

The Machine Translation Specialist will work in a team dedicated to the global deployment of Machine Translation in the Keywords Studios Localization Production chain, providing support in the initiation, testing and troubleshooting MT engine output for various Keywords Studios projects.

Key Responsibilities and Activities

Project Deliverables: Fully tested and certified Statistical and Neural MT systems built using the KantanMT platform. This will include data preparation for training, testing, Language Quality Review (LQR) and deployment of final approved engines into production. It will also involve ongoing support.

Project Tasks include evaluation, preparation, compilation, testing, delivery, troubleshooting and back-up of the project files. Reviewing suitability of training data for inclusion in engine builds and analysis of engine output. Implementing and adhering to MTPE quality control processes for client deliverables.

  • Ongoing MT Analysis, Translation Memories, Termbases and Machine Translation platforms on potential and deployed projects.
  • Work with local/global localisation teams to review, test and deploy MT into new or existing projects.
  • Gather and analyse MT data on deployed projects. Evaluate Edit Distance/Productivity gains and report back to Production with final data.

  • Help to troubleshoot and solve engine issues and support queries.

  • Support MT Specialist and Language Specialist in day-to-day operations.
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritise urgent tasks.
  • Format, test, deliver and back up the project deliverables following set quality standards.
  • Completion of projects on time and in line with quality standards.
  • Provide daily feedback to the Program Manager on project tasks status.
  • Create and maintain process documentation where required.
  • Software applications used:

  • Windows platform : MS Office, web browsers, Notepad++ and KWS-specific tools.
  • T ranslation software : memoQ, Memsource, Across, Idiom WorldServer, other CAT tools, KantanMT, KantanStream.
  • Others: JIRA.
  • Requirements

    Technical Skills

  • Degree in Localization, Translation or Translation Technology.
  • Computer experience in the translation/localization industry.
  • Experience with recent Windows operating systems. Macintosh or Linux operating systems knowledge.
  • Scripting experience (e.g Regex) preferred but not necessary.
  • Behavioural skills

  • Enthusiastic, organised, flexible and attention to detail.
  • Positive, open-minded approach to MT and AI-focused developments.
  • Ability to manage stress and collaborate.
  • A second language is advantageous.
  • Good communication skills.
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