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Localisation Team Assistant (Japanese and Other Languages)

Stratford (London)


Localisation Team Assistant (Japanese and Other Languages)

Localisation Team Assistant (Japanese and Other Languages)

Job Title: Localisation Team Assistant (Japanese and Other Languages)

Department:  Research and Localisation

Location:  Remote or Sports Interactive, Here East, London

Reporting to: Head of Research and Localisation

 Position Overview

Reporting to the Head of Research and Localisation, the successful candidate will be part of the team responsible for localisation of the studio’s various games and will focus on co-ordinating the localisation of games primarily for the Japanese speaking market and other markets. Co-ordinate the introduction of Japanese to our games working with the SI Localisation Projects manager and Head of Localisation to bring Japanese to our games so Japanese speaking users can enjoy the same experience as English users.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Manage freelance Japanese translators
  • Source and assess new Japanese translators
  • Liaise with localisation agencies
  • Develop and maintain glossaries for Japanese
  • Train translators on tools and localisation processes
  • Triage, assign and process localisation related bug reports in Helix bug management software
  • Write, maintain and schedule test plans and checklists
  • Provide daily scrum updates
  • Work closely with producers of the studio’s various games
  • Work closely with SEGA Localisation QA department
  • Provide customer support via community forums
  • Work closely with localisation team to immediately rectify critical issues
  • Contribute to hands-on testing efforts


  • Mother tongue Japanese
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Excellent writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills in both Japanese and English
  • Good knowledge of Football Manager and football
  • Interest in localisation and language
  • Interest in personal development of knowledge and skills in this area
  • Commitment to quality
  • A proactive, “can-do” approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Strong IT skills


  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tools
  • Knowledge of English football terminology
  • Experience of working in the area of localisation
  • Experience in using bug reporting software
  • Experience in proofreading
  • Experience with Social Media and dealing with the public

Studio Overview

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006.The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward-thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (with free gym membership, in-house massage therapy, a leading benefits package and a flexible working schedule that make the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there is a wide range of regular social events and activities catering to diverse interests). We’re also very proud of having one of the lowest turnovers of staff in the industry. We are an equal opportunities employer who welcomes a diverse team and enjoys working in the community we serve. Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website,