Localisation Specialist – Mandarin/Simplified Chinese Speaker


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Salary Range

€1640–2460 gross per month plus £9000 worth of RSUs

We’re looking for a Mandarin/Simplified Chinese-speaking Localisation Specialist to join our growing localisation team.

The localisation team wants to make sure that more countries hear about Wise’s mission.

A great product is something people can understand — we want something easy to use, accessible and that speaks to our customers in their language.

It’s a challenging and exciting role where you’ll be translating content and coming up with new ways of reaching our customers.

What about the role?

The role can be based in our Tallinn or Budapest offices. You will also work closely with the localisation coordination team and other translators based in our offices around the world. 

You need to have a passion for words and experience in translation. You should be comfortable and passionate about translating finance and marketing content.

At Wise, we want to make money move across borders easy and eventually free. Our team does this with words — but we still have work to do.

Your Mission

  • Translate and proofread materials from English to Mandarin-Simplified Chinese maintaining the correct meaning and context, and localising it where appropriate
  • Spot and highlight internationalisation copy, or translation issues
  • Give feedback to marketers, product owners, and other stakeholders
  • Achieve a consistent tone of voice—everywhere from web pages to customer support emails
  • Identify and address growth opportunities with Mandarin-Simplified Chinese-speaking audiences
  • Establish and maintain language glossary, guidelines and terminology for other language stakeholders and teams, and keep it accessible

A bit about you

  • You have at least Associate level experience in translation
  • You fluently speak, write, and comprehend English at a high level.
  • You can use Mandarin/Simplified Chinese flexibly and effectively at a professional level in product, marketing, and support materials
  • You can work to tight deadlines, and still deliver accurate and natural translations
  • You’re familiar with translation management systems, CAT tools and quality reviews, and you’re able to quickly get comfortable with new workflows and tools and embrace change quickly 
  • You’re great with words and you display close attention to detail.
  • You have an analytical mind, and can express it constructively in order to reach what’s best for customers
  • You can manage time productively, prioritise effectively and meet performance targets

Some extra skills that would be awesome

  • You have experience in translating marketing- related content
  • You’re a certified translator

This role will give you the opportunity to work on translation and localisation for the most part, with potential to:

  • Work with product managers, developers, and localisation managers to help solve problems
  • Engage in creative processes and help Wise find its voice in Mandarin-Simplified Chinese
  • Research the local market and find ways for Wise to stand out

Key details:

Office: Tallinn

Salary: Between 1,640 – 2,460 Euros gross per month, depending on experience

We encourage people who fall outside of this range to apply if you feel you are the right fit for this role.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible working – whether it’s working from home, school plays or life admin we get that flexibility is essential and you’re trusted to do the right thing and be responsible
  • £9000 worth of RSUs in a profitable company
  • Paid annual holiday, sick days, parental leave and other leave opportunities
  • Health days and additional sick leave compensation
  • 6 weeks of paid sabbatical after 4 years at Wise, on top of annual leave
  • Please see the full list of our benefits here 


We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn't important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

Please note that we can offer visa sponsorship for Tallinn, Estonia if needed but we can not offer sponsorship in Budapest, Hungary so you should have the right to work in Hungary if applicable to apply.

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