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Minimum USD hourly rate: 32.45
Maximum USD hourly rate: 51.92

Industry: Software Testing

Company: Nintendo

Nintendo of America Inc.

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold billions of video games and hundreds of millions of hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™, and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at .

Nintendo is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy and respect for each other.


  • Translates confidential e-mail and other written documentation from Japanese to English, and English to Japanese.
  • Provides verbal interpretation for meetings and conference calls.
  • Chooses the equivalent expression in the target language that fully conveys and best matches the meaning intended in the source language (referred to as congruity judgment).
  • May manage various communication tools and database and contributes to improve usability and efficiency.
  • Creates translation workflow manuals and updates accordingly to department changes.
  • Receives briefings or prepares through reading and study on subject to be discussed prior to interpreting session.
  • May act as liaison with Japanese developers and assists in scheduling and planning.
  • Coordinates with internal and external groups on project management and short to long-term planning.
  • Performs all job responsibilities in strict adherence to corporate prototype security policy and procedures.
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external contacts.
  • The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.


  • Two to four years of related experience required.
  • Two years of translation experience.
  • Native level in verbal and written communication in English and Japanese.
  • Intermediate to high level of proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent understanding of Japanese business culture and etiquette.
  • Extensive knowledge of video game software/hardware and industry.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and relationship-building skills, problem-solving and cross-function collaboration.
  • Interpretation experience strongly preferred.
  • Multi-tasks under pressure in a fast-paced, highly confidential environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
  • Requires working knowledge and skills developed through formal training, licensing/certification or work experience.
  • Requires established skills to perform a range of routine activities; this may include application of administrative or analytical/technical skills.
  • Professional training in Translation/Interpretation or equivalent experience.
  • Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 certification or equivalent capability.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be considered. Visa sponsorship is not available for this role.

This position is hybrid in Redmond, WA. Hybrid positions require regular onsite work following the schedule and guidelines for their division. This position is not open to fully remote status at this time.

This position includes a base pay range of $32.45 – $51.92 per hour, potential for a semi-annual discretionary performance bonus, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid time off. Please see our Benefits & Perks page for more benefits information.


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