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Senior Technical Program Manager

PayPay Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 ¥10M ~ ¥15M annually
  • 🏡 Fully remote (from Japan)
  • 🧪 10+ 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

PayPay’s growth is driving a rapid expansion of PayPay product teams and the need for a Technical Program Manager to drive more features to deliver and accelerate further growth. PayPay applies different SDLC methodologies to develop our products, continuously tailoring them aligning the company’s strategies to pursue the speed.

A successful candidate will drive the product team’s product workup and delivery, as well as foster the advanced agile culture that fits PayPay’s speed and scale of the company by establishing a new better PayPay product delivery life cycle.


  • Champion and promote agile values, principles, and practices within the teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Establish, tailor, and implement SDLC frameworks that align with industry agile best practices and organizational strategies, adapting them to fit the specific product delivery cycle
  • Plan and grow Agile maturity at the team level, while also scaling Agile maturity across the division, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
  • Drive the successful execution of multiple technical projects, maximizing output and ensuring timely delivery
  • Develop and maintain project plans, tracking progress and managing risk
  • Identify and proactively remove impediments to project progress, enabling the team to achieve optimal performance and productivity
  • Act as a central communication hub for cross functional engineering teams, effectively tracking and reporting project statuses, progress, issues, schedules, and risk to various stakeholders.
  • Facilitate and manage daily and weekly meetings with stakeholders to ensure the highest value output and maintain alignment across teams
  • Foster an environment of collaboration and ensure visibility and transparency between teams, aligning them with the border division objectives
  • Collaborate with other Senior Technical Program managers to share best practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and drive consistency across the organization.
  • Manage and optimize the use of tasks management tools to enhance team efficiency, monitor progress, and support data-driven decision making
  • Manage resource allocation and capacity planning to ensure project success and maintain a sustainable workload for team members
  • Proactively escalate and address issues and roadblocks that may hinder project progress or team performance
  • Collaborate with other Senior Technical Program managers to share best practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and drive consistency across the organization.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in technical program management, applying this knowledge to enhance the team’s capabilities and performance


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience, including 5+ years in technical program management
  • Proven experience in leading organizational transformation initiatives, such as Agile Adoption or process improvement efforts
  • Proficiency in software development methodologies, tools, and process with experience in Agile, Scrum, or Kanban frameworks
  • Knowledge of various programming languages, platforms, and technologies relevant to the organization’s projects
  • Familiarity with system architecture, and best practices
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and successfully deliver complex technical projects with multiple teams and stakeholders
  • Experience in project planning, resource allocation, risk management, and budgeting
  • Proficiency in using program management tools and software such as Jira, Confluence or any related project management tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build and maintain relationships with team members, cross–functional partners, and senior executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings, workshops, presentations, ensuring productive and engaging discussions
  • A track record of leading and mentoring teams to achieve their goals, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Strong problem solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex citations, identify risks and issues and develop effective solutions to address them
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large-scale programs or managing multiple projects simultaneously, with a focus on strategic planning and organizational alignment
  • Adept at managing change and navigating ambiguity in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Ability to adapt program management methodologies and practices to suit the unique needs of each project or team

Nice to haves

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

  • Scrum Master Certification such as CSM, A-CMS, CSP-SM or agile related certification such as SAFe, PMI-ACP
  • Business level of Japanese


10 to 15 million JPY annually.

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