Localization Engineer

About Kilgray

Kilgray is a privately held software company that celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014. Kilgray is still run by one of the founders, and since its start it has matured from the proverbial garage shop to Hungary’s second fastest growing technology company, according to the Deloitte Technology Fast award. Kilgray is the creator of memoQ, a computer-assisted human translation tool used by over fifteen thousand translators and hundreds of translation companies and enterprises, including Siemens, Sega, Infor and Hasbro. Tesco’s entire content and World of Warcraft are both translated using memoQ. We are headquartered in Gyula, Hungary, with offices in Budapest and in Germany, and people in Portugal, Poland, France, Canada, the UK and the US. We have a diverse team of over 70 people, and we use English as the main language to communicate.

The ideal candidate

Kilgray is not a risk-averse organization. We value initiative and appreciate the drive to try, fail, learn from mistakes, and try again. In an organization like ours, individuals make a perceivable impact.
We're currently seeking a
Localization Engineer to join our growing Sales team. As a Localization Engineer you will be the one to deliver solutions to our clients. This consists of solving complex problems: installation, configuration, optimisation, scripting, integrations, trainings, consultations etc. First and foremost you will be working with our clients from small language service providers to mega multinationals with similar, if not the same problems. Problems that you will try and solve by optimizing their systems, troubleshooting issues that is beyond support’s competence and designing and implementing scripted or custom solutions that we don’t have out of the box.

Having some experience in the language services industry or localization is a must. If you have used and know memoQ well, even better. If not, but you have had experience with other CAT tools and are willing to learn a new one, let us know. Additionally, having some background in IT or development/scripting as well as experience as a trainer or presenter would be very helpful.

Last but not least: you need to be able to work in a team. You’ve heard this before, we know, but we can only make clients happy if you work together with the Sales and Sales Support team!

In a more traditional form the Localization Engineer task is to:
  • Responding to enquiries related to Kilgray's Professional Services department 
  • Following up on prospective inquiries for Kilgray's Professional Services department
  • Scoping professional services engagements and working on proposal with Sales and Account Management
  • Managing orders (projects) to make sure satisfactory delivery is achieved to client
  • Relaying customized development to production
  • Carrying out professional services tasks: project planning and coordination, deployment, scripting, training, etc.


  • Supporting the completion of RFIs and RFPs
  • Occasionally representing Kilgray at conferences and exhibitions
  • Sourcing case studies and testimonials from existing accounts
  • Continuously learning about memoQ and its integrative possibilities
  • Participate in preparing internal training
  • Understand customers’ translation and localization workflows
  • Counsel existing and prospective customers on translation and localization workflows

What do we expect?

  • Good learning and analytical skills (the Localization Engineer will have to understand the logic of our software and know everything there is to know about it)
  • Fluent English communication and writing skills, additional languages are a bonus
  • An excellent understanding of memoQ (from our public materials available on memoQ.com)
  • At least 3 years of experience with international clients
  • At least 3 years language industry experience
  • Experience with memoQ at PM and/or linguistic engineering level
  • Knowledge of XTRF/Plunet and other CAT tools is a plus

  • Location:
    We think working together in the same office is both fun and efficient, although we do not have a water cooler as such at the moment. Our sales team is located in Gyula, Budapest and Bonn, so ideally you are able to work at one of these locations, preferably in Budapest. We are open to discuss relocation or alternatives, as long as you can commit to spending time on a regular basis with the rest of the team.
  • Compensation:
    Competitive salary.
  • Contact:
    Please send your CV and letter of motivation to careers@kilgray.com by April 20, 2016.
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