Chinese Technical Translator (f/m)


Job Overview

Altova® is a software company specializing in tools to assist developers with data management, software and application development, data integration and innovative solutions for mobile devices. The creator of XMLSpy® and other award-winning XML, SQL, and UML tools, Altova is a key player in the software tools industry and the leader in XML solution development tools.

Altova focuses on its customers’ needs by offering a product line that fulfills a broad spectrum of requirements for software development teams. With over 5 million users worldwide, including 91% of Fortune 500 organizations, Altova is deeply committed to serving clients from one-person shops to the world’s largest organizations.

Currently we are looking for a

Chinese Technical Translator (f/m)

Full Time 38.5 h/week (part time possible) – Vienna 1st district

As a Chinese Technical Translator you will be part of Altova’s Documentation team and will be working with team members in the Development, Marketing departments and other Altova departments to provide translation from English to Simplified Chinese.

Your primary task will be to localize Altova’s software applications for the Chinese market and to maintain those localized versions through future product updates. At the same time, you will be translating the technical manuals for those software applications from English into Simplified Chinese. You will also work with the Marketing department to translate the Altova website into Chinese and maintain updates to the website in future versions.

Amongst other available resources, you will be using machine-assisted translation tools, such as Passolo and Trados for the translation process, so that a translation memory of recurring phrases can be built and utilized. From time to time, you may be asked to translate e-mail communication with partners, resellers,and customers in Chinese-speaking countries.

Essential Requirements

  • One of the following: Degree from a school of translation, with a translation pair of EN/ZH; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; in lieu of any of the two above, 5+ years of experience in technical translation
  • Native Chinese speaker
  • Strong English-language skills at a level sufficient to comprehend abstract information
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability in Chinese and English
  • Three or more years of experience in technical translation
  • Experience with SDL Passolo and SDL Trados, or other comparable localization and translation software
  • Proficient in use of Windows, Word, Outlook, and other office applications
  • Good team player who is able to work independently and needs minimal supervision
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments, balance priorities, and meet tight deadlines


  • Experience with localization issues and cross-cultural awareness
  • Experience with localizing software applications for the Chinese market
  • Some HTML and/or XML knowledge

For this position we offer a minimum salary of € 3.100,– gross/month. Additional payment based on your qualification and experience is possible. Our office located in Vienna’s first district has an excellent infrastructure and is conveniently accessible via public transport (our employees get a free public transport pass for the “Kernzone Wien”). If you enjoy working in a highly professional, flexible, and casual environment (flexible working hours, etc.), please send us your CV via e-Mail to:
Include a cover letter explaining how you fit the above criteria and how your previous experience will help you succeed as a Chinese Technical Translator for Altova.

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