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Solutions Architect, Language Technology Group (Volunteer)

Translation Commons is looking for a technical and motivated person to take up the volunteer position of Solution Architect. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise.

The Solution Architect will cater to all the technical and workflow needs (including preparing materials for translation and converting into the right format) for Translation Commons. Within the responsibilities are: documenting processes; creating guidelines and workflows ; designing technical solutions for translation of digital products ; assisting with troubleshooting ; maintaining existing processes and supervising the progress within Translation Commons as a great place to volunteer, learn and develop new skills.

Through this position, you will learn the inner workings of the Language Technology department of a non-profit organization focused on languages. This role will help you pursue careers in Localization Technology and Project Management.

Responsibilities include

  • Documenting processes, creating guidelines and workflows,
  • Assisting with designing technical solutions for translation of digital products,
  • Assisting with troubleshooting,
  • Liaising between various shareholders,
  • Maintaining existing processes and supervising the progress,
  • Offering the best solution according to the incoming requirements and existing environment,
  • Support project management,
  • Promote TC’s reputation as "best place to volunteer".

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Background in Computer Science and/or experience with anything related,
  • Interest in technical aspects of linguistic assets management (how to prepare a webpage for translators to work on it? How to resolve compatibility issues for files coming from different sources? How to maintain an efficient Translation Memory?),
  • Willingness to learn about new technologies, especially related to digital products (CAT tools, different javascript frameworks, file format),
  • Ability to conduct research with limited supervision,
  • Attention to details,
  • Ability to analyze complicated problems, clearly express ideas to different types of audience, both orally and in writing,
  • Ability to motivate and inspire volunteers,
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week

Optional qualifications:

  • Previous experience in localization,
  • Knowledge of foreign languages.

After applying, the candidate will be asked to participate in a short online interview.

Please visit our Current Openings page to sign up for this opportunity.

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About Translation Commons

Location:

19800 VALLCO PKWY UNIT 422, CUPERTINO, CA 95014, US

Mission Statement

We believe in the power of language to... - share knowledge and sustain cultures, - change the lives of our volunteers, - provide professional opportunities.

Description

Translation Commons is a non-profit volunteer community of language lovers, professionals and technologists. We provide a roadmap and create resources for a digital ecosystem where all languages have equal access and speakers can pursue educational, cultural and economic opportunities.
We are partners to the International Year of Indigenous Languages, a UNESCO initiative, and are creating resources for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, 2022-2032, making language rights a reality for all people! Our Language Digitization Initiative is enabling many languages to get their script online and partake to digital opportunities.
Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our community.
Their passion for language and their expertise in technology are the cornerstones of all our initiatives. Our activities are centered around career paths that volunteers can engage, experience and practice.
Our platform offers over 40 free language related tools. Our courses and resources include a variety of language topics, all created by our volunteers.
Our Covid-19 poster-maker is translated in over 350 languages and for the majority of these communities, our poster is the only Covid-19 information available in their language. Our volunteers also offer their help to other organizations responding to the Covid-19 crisis.

Community
Education & Literacy
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Community Outreach
  • Translation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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