Engineering Manager

KOMOJU Musashino-Shi, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥10M ~ ¥14M annually
  • 🏡 Fully remote (from Japan)
  • 🧪 Minimum years of experience unspecified
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🗾 Japan residents only
  • 🧳 No relocation support
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About KOMOJU

KOMOJU Musashino-Shi, Tokyo

The leading cross-border payment gateway for Japan. We power payments for companies like video game distribution platform Steam and the popular mobile app TikTok.

Key benefits

  • Developer-centric, inclusive culture
  • International at our core
  • Generous holiday policy

About the position

As an engineering manager your mission is to maximize the output of engineering. You will utilize your communication skills and technical background to allow individuals and teams to work together to achieve common goals.

At Degica, engineering managers act as visionaries that help drive the technical direction of the product. They work closely with product and engineering to refine the “what” and “how” of features being built. They play a major role in scaling engineering through hiring and solving organizational problems. They are servant leaders who put the needs of employees first and provide opportunities for others to develop and perform to their full potential.

Responsibilities

  • Participate and improve process around engineering hiring, onboarding, and training
  • Define processes to increase productivity and ensure adoption across engineering and the organization
  • Provide mentorship and guidance through 1-on-1’s and performance reviews
  • Ensure engineering teams are operating efficiently and achieving their goals
  • Set expectations with engineers and hold them accountable for project deliverables

Requirements

  • Previous leadership experience (Tech Lead, Team Lead, etc are acceptable)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with the product owners to provide crucial technical context to inform projects and timelines
  • Ability to collect and provide meaningful context to help inform the developers’ technical solutions
  • Ability to provide thoughtful feedback to help developers improve their skills
  • Ability to work across teams and departments to unblock developers and improve productivity

Nice to haves

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

  • Experience building and working on large-scale software products
  • Solid understanding of software development best practices
  • Understanding of concepts like technical debt and continuous integration
  • Knowledge of the Ruby programming language
  • Able to speak Japanese

Compensation

10 to 14 million JPY annually.

Includes (rough estimate of) profit share. Based on experience and skill level.

Hiring Process

  1. 1

    Initial Screening

    Your application will be reviewed by our engineers. Rather than just your work history, we’re looking for something that demonstrates a passion for programming. This could be a personal project or open source contributions for instance. We want to work with people who love their trade, and work to improve their skills.

  2. 2

    Two interviews

    We’ll ask you to present to us something that you’ve built and can speak passionately about. Our engineers will then ask you open ended questions about what you’ve built. We’ve found this approach allows you to highlight your strengths to us, and demonstrate how you’d fit into the team.

  3. 3

    Offer

    After you pass two rounds of interviews, we’ll typically make an offer.

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Meet KOMOJU's Developers

Nigel was fresh out of college when he joined KOMOJU as a developer. He's now risen to tech lead, where he's helped build out their payment platform while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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Nicole joined KOMOJU in 2020, and worked her way up to be technical lead of the merchant management team. She shares her journey, how KOMOJU supported her career growth and how the company is adapting to its growing needs.

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