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Engineering Manager

Givery Shibuya, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥8M ~ ¥12M annually
  • 🏡 Fully remote
  • 🧪 7+ years experience required
  • 💬 Conversational Japanese
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 Relocate to Japan

About Givery

Givery Shibuya, Tokyo

Givery aims to provide the missing link that our clients need to scout, hire, and train world-class engineers. We are profitable, privately owned, and our clients include some of the biggest names in the Japanese tech and gaming industry.

Key benefits

  • Awesome tech
  • Work-life balance
  • Work remotely or come to the office

About the position

Givery aims to provide the missing link that our clients need to scout, hire, and train world-class engineers. We are profitable, privately owned, and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Our clients include some of the biggest names in the Japanese tech and gaming industry. We have a diverse team from all corners of the world, and we are looking for a skilled Engineering Manager to help us expand Track, a platform that helps companies evaluate and train technical engineering skills.

The ideal candidate will have a robust engineering background, excellent leadership skills, and a proven track record of successfully managing complex projects. This role requires a strong communicator, strategic thinker, and experienced leader with a technical background. The philosophy of Track is “Empower Engineering”, and we expect everyone in this role to live and breathe this concept.


  • Support your team as a servant leader.
  • Evaluate team and individual performance, and provide feedback and mentoring to promote professional growth.
  • Recruit, hire, and onboard new engineering talent.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product management, stakeholders, and designers to align goals and deliverables.
  • Develop and execute engineering strategies, plans, and roadmaps aligned with the company vision and objectives.
  • Oversee design, development, and testing to meet quality standards, best practices, and customer requirements.
  • Manage resources and project timelines.
  • Continuously improve engineering processes and tools for increased efficiency, quality, and overall productivity.
  • Collaborate with other managers to ensure alignment of goals and objectives across teams.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices, ensuring the company remains at the forefront of innovation.


  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in engineering, with at least 3 years in a leadership or managerial role and at least 5 direct reports.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a culturally diverse team.
  • A proven track record of managing successful projects.
  • Solid understanding of engineering best practices, methodologies, and tools, including Agile/Scrum, automated testing, CI/CD, etc.
  • Familiarity with industry-specific standards, regulations, and compliance requirements.
  • Experience in recruitment, talent management, and evaluation of engineers from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Conversational level proficiency in Japanese.

Nice to haves

While not specifically required, tell us if you have any of the following.

  • Experience building products and services from zero to launch.
  • Experience maintaining live applications at scale in a production environment.
  • Current fluency in Typescript, Scala, React, NestJS, or Play Framework


8 to 12 million JPY annually.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Casual Call

    A 30 minute call with the Head of Engineering.

  2. 2

    Team Interview

    Online interview over Google Meet or Zoom for you to meet the team you would be managing.

  3. 3

    Executive Interview

    As a final step you would speak with some executives of the company to ensure a good fit for everyone.

  4. 4


Meet Givery's Developers

John Joe, a backend engineer at Givery, explains how the company’s relaxed culture allows developers to drive the product forward, giving them autonomy to pursue tasks like refactoring that don’t directly deliver immediate business value.

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Since joining Givery’s HR Tech division as an engineering manager two years ago, Wil Andrade has helped scale their engineering team from nine to twenty-four engineers. Wil shares how he's not only grown a team, but provided an environment where no one wants to quit.

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Ryoko started her career as a typical Japanese office worker, but went through a dramatic career change, joining Givery as a Frontend Engineer where she speaks almost exclusively in English.

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