Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Austin


Technical Translator - English to Korean - (1900009X)
Why NI?

For 40 years, National Instruments has worked with engineers and scientists to provide answers to the most challenging questions. NI systems accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery through an open, software-defined platform. This approach helps engineers develop and increase the performance of automated test and automated measurement systems.

Historically, National Instruments has been a top 100 employer of choice as ranked by several different sources, naming NI one of the top corporate citizens and best places to work.  Maybe it is our fantastic work/life balance, or the Employee Stock Purchase Program and grants, or matching 401K, or picturesque campus with ponds, hiking trails, beach volleyball courts, and collaborative meeting spaces.  If you want to work on cool stuff at a cool company, you’re in the right place!  Here’s a snippet of some of our core industry leadership.

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Semiconductor - NI semiconductor test customers report 10X improvement in test times while maintaining measurement and performance requirements.
Autonomous Automotive - As vehicles advance towards autonomous operation, test engineers face drastically increasing system complexity while dealing with ever present cost and time pressure.
Aerospace & Defense -  NI provides industry-leading performance and accuracy with best-in-class synchronization for large systems, so you can get to the right decision faster.
5G – Setting world records in spectral efficiency using MIMO
Internet of Things (IoT) - With NI’s technology providing unmatched capabilities in measurement, control, ruggedness, and connectivity, along with our expert ecosystem, you can realize the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) today.
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POSITION OVERVIEW – Technical Translator – English to Korean

The National Instruments R&D Localization team is seeking an English to Korean Technical Translator for our Austin, Texas corporate headquarters. The Localization group is responsible for localizing NI products including product documentation to multiple languages. As a Technical Translator, you translate NI product documentation and software user interface strings from English to Korean and collaborate with Technical Writers and Engineers to successfully localize NI products.

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Key Responsibilities
Translate NI technical content from English to Korean including illustrations
Perform reviews of content translated by others
Collaborate with Localization Engineers on terminology decisions and troubleshooting software localization bugs
Troubleshoot documentation and publication related issues
Utilize CAT tool and other internal tools for translation
Perform Q/A on the localized user interface
Key Performance Objectives
Exhibit knowledge of translation tools and processes
Exhibit high level understanding of the products being localized
Manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks with strong respect for deadlines
Develop strong problem-solving skills related to translation issues
Evolve and adapt in a fast pace, highly technical environment

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of experience in Technical Translation OR Bachelor’s degree in Translation or comparable Korean language degree plus 0 years of experience
Native fluency level in Korean
Fluent level in English to communicate with worldwide NI staff
Prior hands-on experience working with computers (hardware and/or software)
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with technical documentation translation
Experience with SDL Trados Studio or similar CAT tool
Knowledge of National Instruments products or competitor products in similar fields
Certification or additional degree in a technology field
Success Factors
Ability to work well with others in a multi-cultural environment
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail with ability to handle multiple projects and priorities
Persistent initiative to learn
Initiative and resourcefulness in every task, as well as keen interest in technology in general
Strong interest in technology, consumer electronics or professional

About the company

National Instruments Corporation, or NI, is an American company with international operation. It is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. Common applications include data acquisition, instrument control and machine vision.

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