Product Localization Specialist, Tinder Japan (Contract)

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Tokyo, Japan

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Interview Process

1. Hiring manager screen 2. Take-home project 3. Discussions via Zoom that include pair-programming to iterate on homework and culture-fit interview

Tinder brings people together. With tens of millions of users and a presence in nearly every country on earth, our reach is expansive — and we’re rapidly growing users. There’s never been a more exciting time to be at Tinder, especially with Japan as one of our most interesting and developing marketplaces. We are looking for a Product Localization Specialist who can dedicate to craft a world class experience by building an innovative and outstanding product that is globally relevant, as well as impacting our local users and members every day at scale. If you are interested in product experience and localization knowledge for a global brand and a passion for new technology: We want to hear from you.
Job Description
  • Work Type: Long-term Contract, Renewable

  • In this role you will:
  • Define each global localization requirement with our HQ Product Team in Los Angeles, USA
  • Work with teams/vendors to deliver high quality, meaningful, and market appropriate localization to our users in Japan
  • Determine and drive ideal style, tone, and voice in Japanese communications with Brand Manager
  • Perform check-ups on high visibility product content and newly localized documents to make sure great user experiences
  • Lead vendor relationships and align the overall localization strategy with key partners in Asia and HQ
  • Learn about brand strategy, localization operations and help make decisions for international rollouts
  • Develop and execute creative initiatives to improve localization efforts for the team and product
  • Set, communicate, and maintain timelines and priorities on every project
  • Research, identify and address localization needs for your market and understand deeply about competitor features and differences
  • Report to the Country Manager in Japan

  • We're looking for:
  • Native level fluency in Japanese and business level in English
  • An advocate for Tinder!
  • A deep understanding of Japan’s GenZ culture and trends
  • A strong writing ability in Japanese
  • Strong attention to detail, multitask and see things through
  • Adequately prioritize to improve business impact in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent soft skills with a standout colleague attitude
  • Willingness to thrive in an international environment, with multiple languages and time zones

  • Bonus points if you can/have:
  • Relevant knowledge and experiences in product management for smartphone app/website
  • The ability to easily identify and spot an error in text
  • Digital Marketing, SEO and ASO experience
  • BA or equivalent in a similar field such as translation, linguistics, communications etc

  • As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity in the workforce. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to; race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law

    As part of our team, you’ll enjoy:
    -- Working on a product that has an immediate impact on people’s lives all around the world
    -- 12 child care days per child, as well as days off for their graduation and admission interviews 
    -- Additional paid days off for weddings, anniversaries, pet checkups, and birthdays 
    -- Full reimbursement of commuting costs up to (up to 100,000 yen/month) and housing assistance for full-time employees 
    -- Relocation assistance for families with preschool age children who need to be closer to school for enrollment 
    -- Other perks include gifts for birthdays, weddings, and maternity leave
    -- Professional Development stipend and No Meeting Wednesdays 
    -- The opportunity to join six active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
    --  世界中の人々の生活にダイレクトに影響を与えるプロダクトに携わることができる
    --  お子さん1人につき、1年で12日間の看護休暇を取得可能
    --  入園・入学・卒園・卒業時に休暇を取得可能
    --  結婚・結婚記念日・ペットの診療日・誕生日といった機会に休暇を取得可能
    --  交通費を全額支給(上限:100,000円/月)
    --  家賃補助制度あり
    --  待機児童対策のため、保育園に入りやすい地域に引っ越しをする場合に、引っ越し金援助あり
    --  誕生日・結婚・出産のプレゼント
    --  自己研鑚費用支給(1万円/月)
    --  水曜日には一切ミーティングなし
    --  6つのERG (マイノリティ従業員を尊重するグループ)に属することができる
    --Black at Tinder (BET)
    --Desis at Tinder (DAT)
    --East Asians at Tinder (EAT)
    --Latinx at Tinder (LAT)
    --Pride at Tinder (PAT)
    --Women at Tinder (WAT)

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    I'm a one-man team looking to improve tech interviews, and could use any support! 😄

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