Language Expert

Software Language Translator

Language Specialist


Minimum Preferably Bachelor?s Degree in Science/Computers/Technology

Certified training for Language Translator (programme aligned to SSC/Q0506 released by



Minimum 0-2 years of work experience/internship in System Language translations

The tasks a Language Translator is expected to perform include:Translating software into different languages as per the convenience of the end-users

Understanding the software languages and platforms

Well-versed with the different sources of information required to design customized software products/applications

Proficient in designing softwareproducts/applications

Well-versed with the range of activities involved in designing different software products/applications

Knowledge of the different equipment used to design software products/applications

Adept in determining whethercomponentsaresuitableforre-use

Well-versed in developing and executing Unit Test Case (UTCs)

Knowledge of the different types of problems and defects that may occur and how these may be resolved

Proficient with software development lifecycle

Adept in using different software for languages, translation and tools

Well-versed in testing and determining whether new products and applications are fit for the given purpose

Knowledge of the current practice in relation to the customization of software products/applications

Certifications in language(s)/product documentations and internationalization and localization approaches in software products

Ability to work independently

Decision making skills

Effective communication skills

Logical thinking

Ability to work in a desk-based job

Hardworking and persistent

Time management skills

It is a desk job

May need to handle a team of trainees or engineers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous One may develop occupational hazards like shoulder and back pain, neck pain, fatigue, eyestrain, headache, risk of metabolic syndrome, etc.

Health risks include long hour of working, stress, extensive use of computer, sitting for long hours, etc.

For freshers INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 years of experience-INR25,000 to INR 35,000 per month (Thisfigureareindicativeandsubjecttochange)

Future Trends for IT-ITES Sector in India

The IT-ITeS industry has been fuelling India?s growth story. In addition to contributing to the country?s Gross domestic Product (GDP) and exports, the industry has played a big role in influencing the socio-economic parameters across the country. The industry has helped provide employment and a good standard of living to millions. The IT-ITeS industry has almost doubled in terms of revenue and contribution to India?s GDP over the last six years (2008-2013). Export account for over 70% and domestic market account for 21% of the Industry revenue.

India?s acceptance as a preferred offshoring destination in the world is one of the main reasons for the growth of export in Indian IT and ITES Industry. Again with the increasing spending by Indian companies on IT and ITES services, the domestic market will be a major area of growth in the future and it is expected to grow at 8% in the near term.

The major segments of the Industry are IT Services, BPO, and Engineering Services, R&D, and Products. Software products form the fastest growing segment of the global IT industry, with the software spends forecast to grow from USD 294 billion in FY 2008 to USD 537 billion in 2015. Over the same period, the addressable market for Indian software product businesses is estimated to reach USD 290 to 315 billion. The next decade will play a crucial role in bringing about disruptive growth for the Indian Software Products segment, and the annual revenue aggregate of this segment is forecast to grow from USD 1.4 billion in FY 2008 to USD 9.5 to 12 billion by FY 2015. Over the past 3 years, the annual revenue aggregate of Indian software product businesses has grown at a CAGR of 44%.

The growth is likely to be in the areas of Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Resource Management (ERM), Storage, Security, BFSI, telecom, healthcare, Retail, search engine marketing, mobile applications, social networking, and online gaming.

In the IT Exports segment, a large portion of the workforce is currently engineers and MCAs over 80%. The proportion of graduates of science and other streams engaged in software development is expected to show significant increase from about 5% to 10% currently to about 15% to 20%.

Based on the trends witnessed in productivity and the likely growth potential of the IT and ITES industry, it is expected that the industry would result in an incremental employment of about 7.5 million persons directly by 2022. This will lead to an increase in job opportunities for Language Translators.

Towns and cities across India