About Japan Computer Vision

Japan Computer Vision Corp. (JCV), a subsidiary company of SoftBank Corporation, is an AI startup that leverages SenseTime’s image recognition technology to provide cutting-edge solutions for the “smart building” and “smart retail” sectors.

Our products include SensePass, a facial recognition based access control system, and SenseThunder, an abnormal temperature detection and facial recognition system.

Tremendous growth in a short time

We’ve seen tremendous growth with a 10X increase in revenue and scaling up to 110 employees just by our second year of operation. As we’re still in our early stages, you’ll help shape the work environment, and as we grow, you’ll easily be able to step into more senior positions.

A Silicon Valley startup in Tokyo

We operate like a Silicon Valley startup that’s in the middle of Tokyo. We have leaders in the company who have lived and worked for several years at startups and large corporations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A diverse international team

Our team is also diverse from different parts of the world. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our culture. With diversity, we foster a better work environment that improves our decisions and products.


For our engineering positions, we don’t require any Japanese abilities, and if you live abroad, we can help you get your visa to come to Tokyo, Japan.

Dedicated to the ethical use of AI technology

There are no available standards yet for the commercial use of AI technology in offline environments including city public spaces, businesses and neighborhoods. Until international standards are developed, we have established our own policy, that warrants all products and technology sold is free from features or capabilities which enable the identification of human beings based on:

  • Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
  • Political Views

Our Response to COVID-19

With COVID-19, we’ve started to allow employees to work completely remotely, with the option to come into the office for those who way to. Even after the pandemic has subsided, you’ll continue to be able to work remotely from anywhere in Japan.

About the position

CV’s Development team is responsible for the quick development of solutions or products to resolve our customers’ problems with AI/Computer Vision technology. The team’s central mission is to help customers implement innovative AI facial recognition solutions and solve technical problems — including both IoT hardware and software.

As a member of the team, you will participate in the design and the development of innovative solutions to continuously more ambitious engineering challenges. You will be building frameworks, tools, and tests to cover the full depth and breadth of JCV’s client-side and server-side functionality. This includes our web clients, our iOS and Android clients, our external service integrations, the platform API, and our supporting server infrastructure.


JCV wants a super technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Full-Stack Engineer to help us build out the solutions and prototypes to the next level. As a critical member of the Development team, you will have significant leadership and impact on the evolution of JCV’s crucial products and solutions. If you live abroad and fit the bill, we can help you get your visa to come to Tokyo, Japan. If this sounds exciting, keep reading!

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