Chief Operating Officer Based in San Francisco *No Japanese Required

JLPT 2 or above (Business)
Volunteer/Housing Resident


Company Description: 

As a leader in bitcoin and blockchain technology, this company has dominated the Japanese market and is looking to accelerate its expansion to be the world’s leading Bitcoin platform. As a relatively young company established in 2014, this company has achieved the unattainable. Not only has it broken conventional growth patterns and catapulted in size and market value to be the leader in its industry, it has managed to strike exclusive partnerships with three of Japan’s largest banking giants while reforming legislation in finance over its short existence. With recent socio-political shifts from global events such as the recent American elections and fluctuating economies of BRICS nations, the consequent impacts and instability in global currencies has resulted in a growing demand of bitcoin across all markets. Coupled with the world’s fast-paced transition into digital economy, bitcoin/blockchain technology is set to revolutionize the convenience and speed at which money moves between consumers, companies and countries. 


Attractive points:

-No Japanese is required and an emphasis on diversity in both personal and professional background is welcome.

- Employees are awarded according to merit - age/gender/race does not factor into assessing candidates’ positions, promotion, salary and general career development.

- English is the official company language 

- You will be working in a team of 34 engineers, 20 of whom are international – all Japanese staff are bilingual.

- Flextime (core time from 10am-5pm, standard working hours: 8hrs a day)


Recommendation points form AC:

- Leading company in its sector with strong projection for accelerated growth.

-International environment that welcomes professional/personal diversity in corporate culture.

- Majority if employees are of international citizenship and/or background

- Competitive salary package against industry standards.

Job Description

Job description 

bitFlyer is the leading Bitcoin exchange in Japan and in the process to enter US market. We are looking for Chief Operating Officer, who build bitFlyer USA operation from scratch. Chief Operating Officer reports to the CEO of bitFlyer USA, Inc.



  • -Establish the local office in Bay Area 

  • -Own recruiting, target setting, coaching and performance monitoring of local staff 

  • -Build and promote relationship with regulating bodies 

  • -Oversee business development strategy for the US market 

  • -Present revenue and expenses reports and reliable forecasts to the management office 

  • -Track KPIs and meet pre-defined targets 



  • -Strong track record in growing business from scratch

  • -Sufficient online B2C business marketing knowledge

  • -Minimum 5 years working experience in payment or financial institution

  • -C-level (or similar) management experience


Desired Skills

  • -Experience in any of the following industries: Financial Front Office, Online Payments, Cryptocurrency

  • -Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Regulatory and Compliance

Salary range: ¥Less than 20,000.

How to Apply

If you are intersted in this position, please apply here with the relevant CV/resume uploaded. Upon your submission of application, we will contact you for the follow-up questions to complete your application.


First the company will be screening your resume. If you have been selcted for the next round interview, we will disclose you the name of the company.

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