This position is closed and is no longer accepting applications.

Engineering Manager for Data Insights

PayPay Minato-ku, Tokyo
    💴 ¥10M ~ ¥20M annually
    🏡 Fully remote
    🧪 3+ years experience required
    💬 No Japanese required
    🌏 Apply from abroad
    🧳 Relocate to Japan

About PayPay

PayPay Minato-ku, Tokyo

With over 55 million registered users (as of February 2023), PayPay is the country’s most popular mobile wallet. Half of all of Japan's smartphone users are using it, and more than 2 billion payments made per year.

Key benefits

  • International engineering team
  • Japanese lessons on company time
  • Incredible scale

About the position


  • Lead a team of machine learning and data science engineers to research, design, and build machine learning systems for prediction, recommendation, and automation.
  • Mentor team members and develop the team’s technical expertise in machine learning frameworks, algorithms, tools, and software engineering best practices.
  • Collaborate with other teams within the department as well as data analysts, data engineers, product managers, and stakeholders to define project objectives, requirements, and KPIs
  • Manage and communicate the scope, timelines, deliverables, risks, and resources for projects.
  • Foster the team’s evolution and growth by providing feedback, coaching, career development opportunities, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Promote knowledge sharing, learning, and continuous innovation within the department and disseminate research findings and project updates across the organization.
  • Manage vendor relationships and collaborate with the hiring efforts to grow the department
  • Analyze and learn from incidents and failures, and reflect them to system stability and scalability.


  • More than three years of experience leading a technical team of data scientists, machine learning engineers, or equivalent.
  • Bachelors in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills
  • Able to maintain focus, prioritize, and context-switch while continuously driving team success in a fast-paced work environment
  • Have the technical expertise and judgment to guide the team to discover data insights and suggest action items based on research findings

Nice to haves

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

  • Japanese language capability.


10 to 20 million JPY annually.

Meet PayPay's Developers

Ashwini leads one of PayPay’s payment sub-teams. She got there by doing something she’s done throughout her career: identifying something she wants to do and asking to do it.

Read her story...
Photo of Yoseph Savianto

iOS Development at PayPay

with Yoseph Savianto

Yoseph joined PayPay after being attracted to their mission of making Japan a cashless society. As an iOS Engineer, he originally joined their iOS feature team, but now works on their platform team, creating an internal SDK for their iOS and Android apps.

Read his story...

Shilei started working on PayPay before it launched, and has seen it grow into a product used by tens of millions of users. He explains how diversity has helped them overcome challenges, and what PayPay is looking for in candidates.

Read his story...
Photo of Adrian Mariadas

Refactoring PayPay’s Android App

with Adrian Mariadas

Adrian came to Japan to join PayPay as an Android Engineer. As the app has grown in scope, refactoring the codebase to ensure development can continue at a rapid pace has been a big part of his job.

Read his story...

Other Jobs at PayPay

Related jobs

More jobs like this

I'll send you a digest of new English-friendly software developer jobs in Japan. Your email stays private, I don’t share or sell it.