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Job Description

Exciting role to manage AI development projects, especially NLP (text-based AI), with an international client base and team


  • Establish the features and priorities for each new product at development stage from the requirements gathering, together with related teams internally
  • Work on the product strategy directly with the CTO
  • Work with Japanese and foreign engineers on hitting product development milestones
  • Design a release schedule and ensure that development runs smoothly by clearing blockers
  • Negotiate and communicate with external stakeholders such as clients (both in Japanese and English)
  • Manage the development project overall, including resource management and timelines

Required skills

  • 3+ years of experiecne as a Project or Product Manager
  • Experience managing teams of 5+ resources (either onshore or offshore)
  • Experience drawing up a technical specs document based on user requirements
  • Knowledge of AI technology, web applications, and databases
  • Knowledge of Scrum Agile
  • Native level or fluent Japanese skills (N1), business level Japanese

*Please note that only those who are allowed to work in Japan can apply for this role

Preferred skills

  • Experience as a Scrum Master
  • Experience with hands-on developing (any language)

Personal Attributes

  • Preference to work in a fast-paced, but structured environment
  • Interest in legal, finance, or similar areas, and a passion for AI technology and what it can do for companies in that space

About our client
This company is a challenger on the AI field, focusing on a few different areas within AI, including NLP (Natural Language Processing). They are focusing on the Japan market, as well as on a few other countries outside of Japan too. They are actively developing new products, as well as working with clients on creating bespoke solutions to automate and secure existing processes, as well as allow data analysis heaps of new data.
They are a fast-moving environment, and enjoy a close team culture.

Morgan McKinley Asia Pac is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Mieke Aarsman
Mieke Aarsman
  • Manager | IT Recruitment