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Localization Engineer

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Localization Engineer with hands-on development experience. This position requires a skilled and experienced localization professional. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work proactively, and with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly, and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Drive localization engineering workflows and dependencies - independently and reliably
  • Establish/implement end-to-end localization engineering processes
  • Utilize TMS systems (Memsource, SDL, RWS, Localise) to manage project workflows and dependencies, and integrate with other internal systems (Figma, Drupal, SDL Tridion, GitLab, etc.)
  • Automate and integrate localization systems and processes
  • Use JIRA to manage tasks/issues affecting localized content, quality, and functionality
  • Utilize runtime simulators, hardware setups, full vehicle screen workbenches, and test vehicles to ensure localization quality at the product level
  • Investigate issues reported by L10n/Core SQA, fix in development environments, run/load builds, validate, issue pull-requests, merge and verify resolutions in production
  • Produce localized and pseudo-localized assets/builds for Localization QA team to identify and report issues, and ensure resolution by UX/UI and core development teams
  • Resolve (linguists) product context queries as the SME of your product areas
  • Process and integrate feedback from regional teams around the world
  • Contribute your expertise to the design and development of an internal (fully automated) LQA-workflow/asset-management web application that will benefit the whole organization.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with numerous teams and vendors to set, manage, and meet stakeholder expectations
  • Strive for continuous improvement - strengthen and scale localization engineering processes, metrics, and other operational needs


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical area, or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of localization engineering experience
  • Strong technical domain knowledge (globalization, internationalization, localization)
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills and the ability to stay focused under pressure
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills - to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience collaborating across the organization - integrating with numerous teams
  • Experience with the full localization life cycle, best practices, and industry translation management systems
  • Proven experience in software tools development, automation, and systems integration
  • Proven experience managing medium to large-scale projects
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and processes, and adapt to ongoing project needs


  • Experience shipping software on consumer devices (and related collaterals)
  • Experience working with Automotive EV technology stacks (Figma, QNX, QtQML, Android, C/C++, Linux)
  • Significant development experience in at least one of the following: Java, Kotlin, Python, Perl, web apps (JavaScript/Node, CSS, HTML etc.), mobile apps (Android, Flutter), and related APIs.
  • Experience with standard source control (Git/GitLab) and build systems (Jenkins)
  • Experience with Unix/Linux and shell-scripting
  • Experience localizing a wide range of content formats (software, services, web-content, documentation, CMS, Knowledge Base, advertising/PR, social media, audio, video, etc.)
  • Experience working with global teams, markets, and diverse cultures
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, San Leandro , Localization Engineer, Other , San Leandro, California

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