Director of Engineering

Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

About you

An experienced software engineer and team leader with a strong track record in software development. Your passion in writing code is only comparable to your passion in mentoring, guiding and leading our team of engineers.


About us

We’re a Tokyo-based Internet startup helping large and small online services Go Global through our API and unique human translation platform. We love working with internationally-minded people, and most of our team have lived in another country before. A few even speak more than 3 languages. Perhaps because of all these languages we speak - and code in! - we’re a tight-knit team that works hard and has fun.


Key responsibilities

  • Help engineers formulate technical specs for new features
  • Review technical specs created by engineers in your team
  • Review code and pull requests
  • Manage engineers’ career paths through 1:1s, performance reviews, and the like
  • Remain up-to-date on new technologies and software development practices
  • ​Communicate team development and expectation management with engineering stakeholders


Required skills

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Able to code in more than one programming language
  • Clear understanding of software design patterns and good practices
  • Knowledge of an agile software development process (Extreme Programming and/or Scrum)
  • Able to communicate in English


Bonus skills

  • Knowledge of (queue based) asynchronous programming
  • Knowledge of kubernetes and docker
  • Experience in managing a budget
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