Program Manager - Localization

Spotify team


The Platform team creates the technology that enables Spotify to learn quickly and scale easily, enabling rapid growth in our users and our business around the globe. Spanning many disciplines, we work to make the business work; creating the frameworks, capabilities and tools needed to welcome a billion customers. Join us and help to amplify productivity, quality and innovation across Spotify.
We are looking for a Program Manager to join the Product Localization team at Spotify!
You will report to our Product Localization Manager and work closely alongside your colleagues to improve and support our localization team’s mission and vision. We are passionate about relentlessly improving the localized user experience, and we want you to share our passion for global UX and language quality. With 60+ languages already supported, you’ll be fundamental to Spotify’s success.
What You'll Do:
  • Build, own, and maintain our horizontal relationships with key product functions across the company, including UX Writing and Product Management
  • Lead the creation and development of localization education resources for employee development and learning
  • Advocate, evangelize, and promote localization across Spotify’s product ecosystem
  • Build relationships with relevant data partners to help influence decisions and understand localization impact
  • Optimize localization’s place in the product development lifecycle and seek new opportunities to minimize downstream impact
  • Contribute to product localization program strategy and OKRs
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to a team of project managers
  • Workflow optimization. Partner mapping and management


  • 5+ years of experience in program management and 3+ years in localization
  • You have a deep understanding of the localization pain points and understand how to engage with product partners to address these
  • You know how to partner effectively with product development teams
  • Skilled in distributed organization and process management
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Ambiguous problem solver with creative solutions
  • Familiarity with the software development life cycle and product development in general
  • Comfortable working with product managers, UXR, UX writing/content design, product design, and other product development functions

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Job Details

Posted on Jul 13

New York, NY, USA

Remote OK

Full time