Dreamly

Takamatsu, Kagawa – https://dreamly.se/

Providing an international mindset to rural Japan.

Dreamly is a startup aiming to re-humanize IT from small town Japan with an international mindset and also providing cutting edge software development skills to new product development initiatives all over Japan & Scandinavia.

Being different is our strength

Founded by a Swede in Kagawa, we’re not your typical IT startup. Our small team has members from Sweden, America and Japan, and as we grow it, diversity is something we strive to increase, as having a wide variety of perspectives makes us stronger. All our members have an international background from all over the world, but we keep our business language to Japanese.

This variety in perspectives is what enabled us to see the possible solutions to the process optimization issues we were seeing in the Japanese society and our backgrounds helped us approach the issues with a wider range of not only tools but also a wider range of options of how to solve the issues.

We’re providing consultancy services exclusively for new product development but are also building & evaluating PoC’s to find a market fit for inhouse development. This we’ve been doing successfully for three years and are now in the middle of establishing an office in the middle of Tokyo, extending our head office in Kagawa - enabling our members to work in either location at their discretion depending on their experience level.

Providing our skills as Startup-as-a-Service

It’s important for us to share our know-how with other startups in Japan who are trying to make something truly unique, providing concrete sustainable value to their end-users. We’ve been working with disruptive startups in various stages and industries all over Japan since the start, doing everything from smartphone app development to IoT. From 2022 we’re also providing services in areas such as AI & Machine Learning and Blockchain & cryptocurrencies.

Due to the way we work with our customers we’ve rebranded our business from being a “simple” outsourcing company to a tech partner, or rather executing the role of an external CTO on behalf of our clients.

This we do by providing a dedicated remote agile team which is working closely together with our customers with the aim of not only creating product value but also enabling our customers to implement sustainable development practices in order to support their own future inhouse development team.

A part of this is reflected in our way to choose who we work together with - companies who are open to our suggestions and ideas is a key aspect of this. We look thoroughly at their culture, vision and strategies but also do a sanity check on their business model - sometimes we also provide necessary advice if we believe the customer has overlooked vital aspects.

We are going to support Tomorrows’ Engineers

The IT industry in Japan is infamous for overtime, harsh work conditions and low salaries. The consequences are evident upon society due to lagging digital transformation but also in the scarcity of Tech startups. Sweden, the homeland of our CEO, stands in stark contrast and we believe it doesn’t need to be like this. Lack of higher level education, job market information and access to global job opportunities are but a few of the factors playing into why software engineers are not given the appreciation for the value they provide, and also why they themselves push for it.

We’re on the path of bringing back passion in life to the Engineers and creating a new eco-system aiming for sustainability in software innovation, enabling Japan to not lose, but gain, the invaluable manpower to transform Japan into tomorrow.

This we will do by bringing renowned Swedish innovation and the sense of Japanese craftsmanship together while working tightly together with our users but also by working with Scandinavian customers, exposing a wider & more diversified range of problems and solutions to our engineers.

What we can offer

We believe in a Swedish saying - “Frihet under ansvar” which roughly translates to “Freedom comes with responsibility”. Take ownership of your responsibilities and what you build, then you can adjust your work hours freely and also choose where to spend them - like working while traveling.

The work we do has the chance to make a positive impact on society, something that will actually matter to people - and we believe that this is something that is important for you just as much as it is for us.

We offer market level salaries complemented with a performance based bonus system, accompanied with the ability to leave a footprint on society through the platforms that we are building both in house but also for our clients.

Depending on the seniority level, full time commitment on the remote may be offered but we prefer candidates who are willing to relocate to Takamatsu in Kagawa. We’re also establishing a Tokyo office, where we’re looking to have seniors in place before taking on juniors.

Our response to COVID-19

  • Full remote option for more senior members (junior members are challenging for us to manage on remote)
  • Partitions between members in the office, alcogel & face masks readily available at the entrance
  • Frequently open windows to weather out and try to keep the ventilation as “fresh” as possible
  • When in physical meeting, either take 2-3 m distance to each other if possible and usage of face masks
  • Usage of public transportation is discouraged and movement outside the office should be kept to a minimum with face masks on

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