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Vice President of Engineering for international SNS

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Job Description

Direct a global team of engineers to build the best-in-practice video streaming platform!


  • Set up best practices and select technologies to use for the best performance for the platform, with high-definition and low latency in mind
  • Lead a team of Engineering Managers, who in turn manage teams of Engineers on the ground
  • Set up an offshore division to work together with the Japan team on the development, including location selecting, hiring, training etc
  • Keep a strong communication line with the business leaders of the product, updating them on the status
  • Collaborate with the Head of Product to improve product quality, stability, and delivery of new features

Required skills

  • 10+ years of experience in Engineering Management in a tech firm
  • Strong understanding of mobile application development
  • Experience with offshoring (ideally from scratch)
  • Strong multicultural understanding
  • Bachelor degree or above, preferably MBA or Master Degree from Top Tier University
  • Native or fluent Japanese skills, as well as intermediate English skills or higher

*Please note that you must be eligible to work in Japan in order to apply for this role. Visa can not be sponsored at this time.

Preferred skills

  • Experience working for digital app product or social media services
  • Additional language capabilities for another South-East Asian country

Personal Attributes

  • Challenging mindset - this person will find a way, even if it seems all odds are against
  • Strong collaborator, both face to face and across region over phone or video call

About our client
Our client is a market leader in tech, based in Japan. They have a number of international products, that are being used by people outside of Japan as well. This role handles one of those products/the subsidiary. You will be the main person in charge of their development, and growing a team of strong engineers outside of Japan.

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