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VP of Engineering

SyntheticGestalt Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
  • 💴 No salary range given
  • 🏡 Partially remote
  • 🧪 5+ years experience required
  • 💬 No Japanese required
  • 🌏 Apply from abroad
  • 🧳 No relocation support

About SyntheticGestalt

SyntheticGestalt Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

An AI startup specialising in the life science area. Focused on drug discovery and enzyme discovery with advanced machine learning models. Collaborating with research groups in prestigious universities in the UK and Japan, supported by large-scale grants.

Key benefits

  • International team
  • Office surrounded by nature
  • Flextime

About the position

As VP of Engineering, you will design and execute the strategy of technological development with leading research engineers and research scientists. You will also work closely with executives and other VP and Head level management towards business goals of the company.


  • Develop, implement and improve the company’s key technologies
  • Lead and manage engineers to achieve objectives (e.g., motivate the team, manage resources allocations, ensure team’s development etc.)
  • Work closely with other VP level leaderships towards business goals and with our business development team to generate and manage projects (including providing insights about technological aspects, creating necessary slides related to technology, discussing with clients etc.)


  • Experience of managing 10+ researchers / engineers
  • 5+ years working experience as a product owner
  • Experience of releasing a software/ hardware product and maintain the service
  • Experience of leading machine learning projects with >$1M budget size including cost understanding and calculation, planning and managing budgets
  • Experience of setting and managing technological milestones for the company
  • PhD in computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related field
  • Familiarity with data structures, algorithms, and good development practices

Nice to haves

These aren’t required, but be sure to mention them in your application if you have them.

  • Experience in life science or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in recruiting and foster company culture among the team
  • Skilled at writing technical design documents
  • Publishing papers in highly-regarded academic journals or conferences

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