Head of Engineering

Job Title: Head of Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Salary: 12000000 - 14000000
Reference: 10460
Contact Name: Dana Greenfield
Job Published: July 30, 2018 09:00

Job Description

Our Client is looking for an engineering lead to help create innovative and creative services based on AI. Successful candidates should be able to help specify, develop, test, and deploy high-quality backend solutions for the Company's customers. Some management experience is also required as this position would operate as the head of the engineering team.


  • Grow the engineering department by continually evaluating the expertise of the team against the company’s strategic goals
  • Driving technical projects and providing leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Serving as a technical expert with a deep understanding of the systems and technologies developed by the company
  • Working closely with product management, other R&D teams, and executives to form feature ideas and research into specific requirements and technical designs, and identifying opportunities for new projects and improved processes
  • Proposing and overseeing budgets and timelines for engineering projects
  • Developing strategic plans and roadmaps based on budget and business drivers
  • Communicating technical architecture and constraints to other teams and stakeholders
  • Mentoring, career path support, performance review for team members, as well as creating engineering-friendly team processes

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of industry experience in engineering with at least 3 years focusing on SaaS solutions
  • 3+ years of leadership experience as a technical lead, team lead, or software architect in a team of 5 or more engineers
  • Experience designing large scale systems with strict requirements for availability, scalability, security
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing, continuous integration and automated deployments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a similar discipline
  • Systematic and creative problem-solving skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Verbal and written communication skills in Japanese
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or a similar discipline
  • Experience working on products involving big data and AI