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Job Description

Unicorn tech company in Japan looking for leaders to develop their engineering organization further, adding new businesses and development structures.


  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to develop and implement engineering strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • Project Management: Take ownership of project timelines, resource allocation, and budgeting, ensuring projects are delivered on schedule and within scope.
  • Technical Guidance: Provide technical expertise and guidance to team members, promoting best practices and ensuring high-quality solutions.
  • Leadership: Oversee and mentor a team of highly skilled engineers in Japan and overseas, fostering a collaborative and innovative environment where ideas flourish.
  • Global Team Management: Manage and coordinate international engineering teams, leveraging your proficiency in both Japanese and English to ensure seamless communication and collaboration.
  • Performance Evaluation: Conduct regular performance evaluations, identify growth opportunities, and encourage skill development within the team.
  • Innovation and Improvement: Encourage a culture of innovation, staying up-to-date with industry trends and driving continuous improvement in engineering practices.

Required skills

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Fluency in Japanese and English at a business level is essential for seamless communication with global team members and senior stakeholders in Japan.
  • 8+ years of proven experience in leading and managing global engineering teams with a track record of successful project deliveries.
  • Strong technical background and experience in software development using Scrum Agile methodology, ensuring your ability to guide and mentor team members effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to collaborate with cross-functional teams and build strong working relationships.
  • Passion for technology and innovation, with a desire to stay ahead of industry trends and advancements.
  • Strategic mindset and the ability to think critically, contributing to the development and execution of company-wide strategies.

Preferred skills

  • Experience with or interest in online commerce domain.
  • Experience developing web-based services and/or native apps.
  • Experience setting up offshore development teams.

Personal Attributes

  • Driven by exploring and utilizing the newest technologies.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, as most of the team members work from home.

About our client

As an Engineering Manager/Director in this company, you will be a key driver of their technical vision, leading a team of brilliant minds from around the globe. They have done well in Japan, and are ready to take the next step and expand both services they offer, as well as the markets they offer them too. This role offers a unique blend of technical leadership, strategic planning, and team development opportunities, allowing you to thrive in a dynamic and rewarding environment.


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