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7 Sep 2022

Full-Time Remote – German Language & Localization Specialist I

Priority Dispatch – Posted by Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Job Description

Job Summary:

The German Language & Localization Specialist I facilitates the translation and cultural adaptation (localization) of medical, police, firefighter, and/or nurse triage protocols from English to German under the guidance of senior translation staff.

Principal Responsibilities: 
  • Reads through original materials (both printed materials and specialized software) and rewrites it in German, ensuring that the meaning of the source text is retained. Adapts the material to the emergency dispatch market in German-speaking regions.
  • Finds the closest equivalents for terminology and words by using specialized dictionaries, thesauruses, reference books, as well as native-speaker proficiency in German. Researches technical, scientific, and legal phraseology to find the correct German translation and develops expert knowledge in cultural and translation areas related to emergency dispatch.
  • Edits and proofreads final translated versions of material. Approves final product versions.
  • Learns and uses appropriate translation software and tools for presentation and delivery.
  • Supports the maintenance of databases and the knowledge base of German text and terminology used in the company’s products.
  • Assists senior translation staff in customer and software support efforts, accreditation processes, and conference organization through translation and interpretation services, as necessary.
  • Assists senior translation staff in consulting with the Company’s German liaisons to discuss any unclear points and arrive at the best solution.
  • Participates in the German Cultural Committee discussions and meetings, aids in implementing and maintaining company’s standards across all products and versions.
  • Serves as a liaison for the company’s German-speaking customers under the guidance of senior translation staff and accurately relays cultural issues to the company.
  • Supports company research, development, and marketing of German initiatives, programs, and studies.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • One or two years of higher-education studies (e.g., Associates degree or equivalent) in a foreign language/linguistics or a related discipline (e.g., education, communications, computer science) or equivalent education and experience
  • Native fluency of the German language
  • Advanced verbal and written skills in both English and German
  • Competences in writing and proofreading of text
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects while organizing deadlines
  • Attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize work and deal with changing priorities
  • Proficiency with common office software (Office 365)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with translation software applications preferred
  • Translation certification(s) preferred
Physical/Travel Requirements:
  • Concentrating for long periods of time
  • Frequent sitting for long periods of time
  • Frequent use of computer and telephone systems
  • Occasional lifting of 10-25 lbs., upwards to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional travel of less than 15% may be required
What you do here is a literal lifeline.

More than a job, it’s a job that makes a difference. Working at Priority Dispatch means your daily contributions will assist callers who are possibly experiencing the worst day in their life. Considered the gold standard in Emergency Dispatch software, the Priority Dispatch suite of products delivers a comprehensive solution for Medical, Fire, Police, and Nurse Triage agencies around the world. And were looking for bright, motivated, and talented people to join our team.

Voted as one of Utah’s Top Places to Work by the Salt Lake Tribune, we offer an extensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and 100% matching 401(k). But we didn’t stop there. With our employees top of mind, we also provide HSA, FSA, employee recognition software, pet insurance, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and 100% employer-paid premium in disability. In short, we believe to hire the best, you reward the best.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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