Engineering Manager

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Gengo is looking for a passionate Engineering Manager to join our growing team of internationally talented engineers. Depending on experience, you will be responsible for many phases of the software development lifecycle including technical research, requirements analysis, code reviews, training, test plans and release/deployment planning.  In short, you will be defining what "great" looks like and insuring that we a continually improving towards that ideal.

As a key member of the Gengo team, you will be leading new projects as well as projects focused on improving various aspects of our legacy code. Thinking in terms of scalability and reliability will be essential, and you will be working within a service-oriented architecture and use all of the Gengo APIs.

The Gengo development team is passionate and results-driven. Whether you are a veteran team lead or have just decided to take on an engineering management role, it's your drive for excellence and perfection that will matter.


  • Manage a team of software engineers, including task planning and code reviews.
  • Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, actioning and success of technical projects.
  • Work closely with Product Management, UX and wider Engineering teams to ensure effective development.
  • Contribute technically to projects where appropriate, focused on design and architectural decision making for the team.

Required Skills

  • At least 5+ years of professional experience in one of the following languages: Java, C#, Javascript (TypeScript preferred), Go or Python.
  • Experience with web application development and intermediate/advanced knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Experience with information retrieval and intermediate/advanced knowledge of SQL and/or noSQL database technologies.
  • Experience with distributed or parallel systems and micro services a plus.
  • 2+ years of managing individual contributors or being a technical lead for a team of multiple engineers.
  • 2+ years experience working closely with QA/automated testing, DevOps/SRE, and product managers.
  • Advanced level of written, verbal, and visual communication.
  • Working on projects that have been deployed to the public that had high scalability and availability requirements a plus.
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English.

At Gengo, our goal is to continually improve our software products and services while at the same time improving ourselves as software development professionals.  We offer an exciting product development roadmap in the field of AI/machine learning training data and a family of creative engineers for you to work with.  Your career growth and professional development is crucial to us and we will support you every step of the way.

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