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Technical Lead - Contract (Hybrid in Tokyo)

Location: Tokyo Studio

Department: Engineering

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ISSHO’s engineering team is looking for a Technical Lead to join our team based in Tokyo. We're in search of a dynamic leader who thrives in fast-paced environments, relishes tackling new challenges, and is eager to contribute to the growth of a rapidly expanding startup.

We are not just seeking technical skills, but someone with strong leadership skills to mentor and manage junior engineers. Within our close-knit team, we prioritize a leadership style that fosters collaboration and embraces diverse perspectives. At ISSHO, we're dedicated to creating an environment where everyone's ideas are valued, driving us to achieve incredible feats together.

  • Who We Are

ISSHO is an early stage venture currently incubated at Moon Creative Lab. We recently received investment from Moon, backed by Mitsui & Co. We're looking to use this investment to expand our international team with passionate individuals!

ISSHO is a work Tech SaaS business, which operates under the mission to ensure no work goes unnoticed in a workplace and recognize and amplify the often-overlooked contributions of employees.

At ISSHO, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with the ISSHO team, including the founder and engineers, to enhance the company's market value.

  • Mentor and manage junior engineers, fostering a culture of technical excellence and innovation.

  • Drive through making key technical decisions in the development of new functionalities on the ISSHO platform tailored to customer needs.

  • Address customer issues promptly and effectively, enhancing productivity and satisfaction of the product

  • Drive and execute the development of new functionalities on the ISSHO platform to meet evolving customer needs

  • Execute tasks in areas where junior engineers may lack the necessary expertise and experience

What You’ll Do at ISSHO 

As a leader of the ISSHO engineering team, you'll be tasked with making critical technical decisions when implementing new features that directly impact our customers. Your insights and decisions are integral to shaping the evolution of our product.

You will also be involved in the execution of feature development. We're constantly striving for improvement as a team, and your leadership will guide us in effectively addressing customer issues.

Additionally, you will ensure adherence to best practices, maintaining high code quality, and fostering a collaborative and productive team environment. You will be playing a crucial role in strategic project planning, breaking down complex tasks, and timely issue prioritization/resolution for our valued customers.

With your exceptional leadership skills, encompassing technical decision-making, task prioritization, conducting thorough code reviews, offering invaluable feedback to junior members, and actively executing product development, you'll leverage your technical expertise to overcome challenges and drive project success.

Additional Expectations:

  • Lead and execute product development, especially in areas where junior engineers may lack the necessary expertise and experience

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a culture of technical excellence and innovation

  • Embrace a customer-centric approach to product development, actively gathering feedback and prioritizing features accordingly

  • Pursue continuous learning and development opportunities to stay updated on emerging technologies and industry best practices

  • Contribute to and uphold the values and culture of the company, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment

  • Remote work or in-person at our Omotesando Office, offering flexibility to accommodate individual preferences and needs

The Must-Haves 

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or equivalent practical experience

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in product development and mentoring junior engineers

  • 1+ years experience in leading a technical team

  • Demonstrated experience in leading and executing product development initiatives, with a strong track record of delivering successful outcomes.

  • Proven track record of thriving in dynamic, high-growth environments

  • Proficient in programming with Javascript/Typescript, or similar technologies preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

The Nice-to-Haves 

  • Ability to communicate in business-level Japanese

  • 3+ experience working with relational databases such as PostgreSQL/MySQL and web app development

  • 1+ years of experience in leading a technical team on a project

  • Proficient in deploying production-level applications and integrating with platforms like Slack and Teams

Let’s ensure no work goes unnoticed globally!

If you empathize with ISSHO’s mission, then it’s time for you to submit your resume and optionally, a cover letter!