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Manager Assistant

San Jose, CA
February 25, 2020

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Nada Alkawsi

San Jose, CA ***** Phone: 669-***-****

Executive Summary



Highly versatile Technical Project Manager and PMP (Project Management). Adept in business analysis and project management, effectively identifying software / product requirements and spearheading significant process improvements.

Motivated and highly professional Arabic/English linguist with 6+ years of experience working in international work environments. Detailed oriented with strong communication and reporting skills. A conscientious and hardworking team player seeking to build a career in linguistics and localization. experience in Machine learning Deep Learning Neural networks.


•Native fluency in Arabic/English with a deep knowledge of Arabic structure, syntax and literature

•Excellent bug writing and reporting skills using an internal bug tracking system.

•Experience in English/Arabic translation as well as technical translation.

•Interpreted and translated communications between the government of Yemen and many international organizations.

•Cultural awareness of Arab and Islamic culture.

•Highly organized with attention to detail and a commitment to quality.

• Ability to plan the tasks, co-ordinate and meet deadlines

•Good experience with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

•Expert user of Apple products: iOS devices and macOS and iWork.

Professional Experience

Project Manager

Apple Inc. (Welocalize Inc.) CA Feb 2018 - Present

•Create, parse and review Arabic Natural Language utterances.

•Analyze and fix Natural Language bugs, as well as detect, investigate and report speech bugs.

•Develop test plans, test cases, test scripts and test reports on multiple projects of varying size.

•Perform testing on various software, telecom and reporting systems

•Validate user expectations are achieved during the testing process.

•Review user requirements documents to ensure that requirements are testable.

•Analyze and create Natural Language data for Machine Learning and Voice Recognition.

•Interact effectively across multiple teams.

•Create, maintain and continuously update Arabic/English parsing guidelines.

•Build guidelines for different projects, for the Arabic/English or the global team such as: Transliteration, translation, tokenization and parsing rules.

•Receive, investigate, reproduce and fix natural language bugs reported by the QA depart- ment.

•Train new Arabic/English modelers.

Community Localization Project Manager

TC ( CA Jul 2019 - Present

Branch Office Administrator BOA

Bankers Life, CA Oct 2017 – Jan 2018

•Handled the administrative and assistant staff

•Carried out human resources related tasks such as hiring qualified and deserving candi- dates, suggesting policies for performance growth and maintenance of professionalism, completing secretarial assignments, etc.

•Monitored staff information using computerized systems

•Managed the operating expenses

•Helped colleagues and subordinates in their operations

Administrative Officer

South Bay Cardiovascular Medical Group Oct 2016 – Sep 2017

•Monitor and evaluate program activities towards targeted goals

•Complete monthly reports and coordinate timely ordering of food commodities.

•Address programmatic needs and ensured reporting requirements were met according to donors’ regulations.

•Provide administrative, financial, and logistical support to several different projects.

•Establish and maintain relationships with USAID country mission officers and implement- ing partners

Senior Admin officer

Save the Children International - Sana'a, Yemen June 2013 - May 2014

Senior Admin Assistant

Save the Children International - Sana'a, Yemen Feb 2012 - June 2013

Education and Certification

•Python (30% in progress)

•HTML, CSS, CSS Syntax, HTML Syntax Problem Set, (In Progress)

•Localization Project Management Certification, 2019 The Localization Institute, WI

•Localization Developer, 2019

•Bachelor’s in business management, 2012 Al-Yamani University - Sana’s Yemen

•Diploma: ICDL, 2010 New Horizon - Sana'a - Yemen

•Diploma: Human Resources, 2010 Seeds Sana'a -Sana'a – Yemen

•PMP: (Project Management) 03/16/2014

•(Management Development Program) 09/22/2013

•Communication skills. 08/01/2013

•Security and Safety Awareness. 03/12/2014

•Nurse Assistant. 09/21/2015 California Department of Public Health.

•Rehabilitation / Restorative Program. 07/25/2015 South Bay School of Nursing.

•Compensation and Benefits Organizational Responsibilities Certificate. 10/12/2017

•HPN Manager Certification program. The HPN University - Hoopis Performance Network 11/29/2017

•Programing Foundation: Software Quality Assurance,, March 2018

•Localization Essential by Google, Udacity, April 2018

•Manages localization projects from beginning to end, working closely with language spe- cialists, localization engineers, terminologists, product management and development, internal business partners and external vendors

•Develops project plans and workflows, managing time, budget, resources and quality con- trol

•Following analysis of client specific localization software application requirements, cre- ates and manages internal version of localization project plans, and provides project spe- cific education and coaching to Localization Tester staff

•Creates and controls localization project budgets, performs cost tracking analysis, ensures timely issuance of purchase orders and invoices and approves work reports

•Analyzes location project risk, and defines mitigation actions of identified risks

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