Dreamly is an IT consultancy that provides an international mindset to small town Japan.
Being different is our strength
Founded by a Swede in Kagawa, we're not your typical IT consultancy. Our small team already has members from five different countries, and as we grow it, diversity is something we strive to increase, as having a wide variety of perspectives makes us stronger.
Our international approach isn't something we just apply internally either - our clients are excited to do things in an international way, even if it means there are some extra challenges. For instance, we don't let language barriers get in the way, and though we have native Japanese speakers in our team, even our non-Japanese speaking developers communicate directly with our clients through a combination of English and Google Translate (it's amazing how far it has come in the last couple of years).
We help our clients discover what is possible with technology
Our clients tend to be small and medium Japanese businesses who are using horribly outdated technology, if they're using anything at all. Part of the reason they choose us is to help them discover what is possible with technology. Our projects start with a UX spike that helps us to understand our clients business processes, and from there we proceed in an agile fashion, to build something that truly helps to drive their business forward.
Small town Japan needs our help
Japan is faced with a dramatic population decline in coming decades. To survive, rural Japan is going to need to change, and yet urban centers like Tokyo is where the innovation is happening. We want this to change, and so we're working with the local community to promote innovation, doing things like working with other local entrepreneurs to establish a startup incubator within Takamatsu.
About the position
As CTO of Dreamly, you'll lead our software development team and act as a technology and business consultant. Because you'll frequently be speaking with our clients, you'll need to be a fluent speaker of Japanese.
Your management responsibilities will include making executive technology decisions and managing budgets for our projects. You'll also coach our teams, helping them reach their full potential.
You'll work closely with our highly-technical CEO to shape our company internally from a technical and business perspective, and also work directly with our clients to understand their problems and how technology can be used to solve them.
For this position, you should have professional experience leading an agile software development team.