Behind the Scenes at Welocalize – Spotlight on Portland Office

It ALL goes on at Welocalize’s office in Portland, Oregon, USA. Teams include QA and testing, product engineering, multimedia localization, transcription, and account and project management.  The office plays an integral part in delivering global ready content for Welocalize’s clients all over the world.

Welocalize moved into the current office location in Portland in 2014.  Expanding from 7,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet, the office has over 200 employees on site on any given day.

Working at Welocalize Portland

Senior Project Manager, Kara Tsuruta-Alvarez shares insights about her experience:

“Portland is a unique location for Welocalize as there is so much diverse talent within the building! You can always find someone to help for just about any need. From executive management, engineering and multimedia specialists, product and software development to experts in QA and testing, you can always find the answer you are looking for. Talent runs very deep here in Portland with very diverse backgrounds and experience.

“The building is in the middle of a neighborhood in transformation and is occupied with some of Portland’s most innovative companies. Most of the time it is exciting to be in the middle of one of the city’s hottest redevelopment areas. As for the cool factor, we have a bar that’s always filled with beer and cider from Portland’s very best breweries. Also, there are lots of great restaurants, bars and coffee shops nearby with more on the way!

 “Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, beautiful neighborhoods and ultra-green ambitions. We are proud of our incredible food scene and craft beer and coffee! There are so many things to do, but I’d say favorites include exploring all the great food and dining spots, as well as taking in anything outdoor with all the trails and parks that surround us. We are known for our work-hard/ play-hard lifestyle and maintaining our city motto, ‘Keep Portland Weird.’”

Portland Testing Facility

The site houses one of our two primary quality assurance (QA) and testing laboratories, with the other main testing facility located in Jinan, China. The secure testing labs support multilingual linguistic and functional QA and testing for software, web and mobile applications across multiple platforms, devices and operating systems.

Our lab services continue to evolve as globalization needs expand to solve new business challenges, including content moderation and validation, speech and text analysis, and machine learning data annotation. The Portland testing facility continues to grow significantly and expand its capabilities to meet the changing demands of global clients embracing digital transformation.

Click here to find out more and to view Welocalize video, Get to Know our Team in Portland