Localization Specialist part-time 6 months FTC

Created on 10-02-2020
Location Paris


Company Description

BlaBlaCar’s vision is to bring fairness, freedom and fraternity to the world of travel. 

BlaBlaCar was created in 2006 with one dream in mind: fill the millions of empty seats on the road to create an efficient, affordable and friendly way to travel. Today, our global, trusted community counts 75 million members in 22 countries, enabling a smarter, large scale and truly sustainable transport network. 

Born from a simple idea of people sharing their rides, BlaBlaCar’s ambition is to become the go-to marketplace for shared road mobility. We offer long distance carpooling service, a commuting carpooling service, and since 2018  a marketplace bus service too. A filled bus emits one third of the emissions per passenger kilometer as an average car. So we want to fill those seats too! 

In 2018, 84 million travellers used BlaBlaCar globally saving 1.6 million tons of CO2. Meanwhile we enabled human connections, bringing people closer together in more ways than one with 87% of members say that carpooling is an enriching experience. 

BlaBlaCar offers a truly unique international environment with a team counting 35 nationalities,  serving a global member-base from 8 offices in Berlin, Kiev, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris (HQ), São Paulo, Warsaw. English is the official spoken language across BlaBlaCar. We are privately-held and founder-led. Our team of 500 employees is entrepreneurial, passionate, and fundamentally mission-driven.

Job Description

Why join us?

As a Localization Specialist at BlaBlaCar, you will help drive the execution and delivery of content localization in the 22 countries we support.

We see content as an essential ingredient of our product and you will play a significant role in ensuring our product is clear, easy to use and inspiring for our members across borders.

Positioned within the Tech Team, your role will be to ensure a high quality adaptation in all languages, within the appropriate timeframes and following the most optimal processes. You will be working closely with engineers, copywriters, local teams and stakeholders outside the Tech team, and will report to the Transverse Team manager.

What you will contribute to:

  • Managing day-to-day translation projects from inception through completion, to final delivery

    • Handle translation requests

    • Write translation job briefs

    • Organize and communicate translation jobs with translation vendor

    • Babysit jobs to make sure translators’ questions are addressed and jobs are completed in time

    • Deliver jobs to internal stakeholders

  • Working with partners and internal stakeholders

    • Ensure translation requests are complete, thorough and clear before sending them out

    • Prioritize and organize translation requests.

  • Maintaining global content coherence and quality across all our platforms.

    • Correct translation issues

    • Drive bug resolution with engineers, designers, etc

    • Process feedback from local offices and any other internal stakeholder and implement it when relevant

  • Any Localization task that may arise

    • LQA

    • Billing

    • etc


What you will need to be successful:

  • Fluency in English;

  • Experience with Localization practices, management;

  • Problem-solving mindset;

  • Ability to switch priorities when necessary;

  • Comfortable with ambiguity;

  • Affinity for languages;

  • Quality and detail oriented;

  • Ability to work autonomously;

  • Not afraid of repetitive work;

  • Bonus: expertise in one or more languages in addition to English;

  • Bonus: QA/LQA experience.

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role

  • Start: As soon as you are ready!

  • Location: Paris HQ

  • Contract: 6 months fixed term contract (CDD), Part-time 20h/week, could lead to something permanent or internship/alternant,

  • Compensation: According to profile and experience

What we offer all of our employees

  • A start-up spirit that fosters agility, teamwork and impact

  • An inspiring working environment including state-of-the-art office spaces

  • Free carpooling, free bus rides

  • BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend

  • Bi-weekly BlaBlaTalks when we learn from each others

  • BlaBlaSwap which allows you to work one week per year from one of our 10+ offices around the globe

  • And much more to check out on


If you are ready to join our exciting journey, please apply below: upload your resume in English (PDF format).


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