Chief Engineer for Drone Company

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C++ C Python

About the company
Founded in 2013, this manufacturing and drone solutions company quickly became the most popular in Japan. With their mission to liberate humanity through technology, this company is constantly coming up with ways to optimize the use and functionality of drones in ways that will positively contribute to society. They are actively pursuing world-class autonomous technology that promotes the evolution of humanity.

With a global team continuously seeking diversity, they have 3 R&D departments:
1.) Machine Intelligence Department
2.) Prototyping & Flight
3.) Flight Control & Electronics

Besides manufacturing and selling drones, the company is constantly developing ways to optimize and come up with solutions using their drones. They recently have been applying and offering drone solutions to solve problems like infrastructure inspection, aerial delivery in collaboration with Rakuten, and vicinity safety management surveillance, amongst others.

During the first interview, candidates will be interviewed by the CTO directly. There is an onsite coding test for engineers. Those who pass the first round get to be interviewed by the COO.
Corporate Culture
The company is very modern and innovative and takes after Western company culture. The CTO of the company is non-Japanese and the managers of the R&D teams are all non-Japanese as well. English is widely used as the medium of instruction and the company has a very flexible environment. Flextime is available and overtime is discouraged. Face-to-face discussions are given importance due to the high volume of technical discussions involved with each project. The engineers often attend conferences in the US and are heavily exposed to new innovative tech trends.
Global Aspects
  • Deal with global projects
  • Already foreign employee(s) working
  • CEO/Executive is a foreigner
  • Many employees speak English
  • Communicate with foreign clients
  • Actively pursuing diversity at the work place
  • Market research overseas
The company is looking for a senior level engineer/scientist

Responsibilities will include:
• Responsible for acting as the technical lead on a selection of projects, including ultimate responsibility for technical specifications, schedule, resource management, internal coordination, financial control, and client liaison
• Responsible for acting as a leader of an engineering team, including ultimate responsibility for the training, quality of work, and work processes
• Responsible for leading technical reviews, supporting the generation of technical documents and approving those documents
• Responsible for assisting the CTO in managing the resources and performance of the R&D unit, setting mid-term goals, organizing weekly team meetings and seeking ways of improving the efficiency and productivity of the team

※Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only
It Skills

Programming Languages-Data base related


• Master’s degree or PhD in a related engineering field
• At least 3 years of experience leading or supervising a team
• Experience with drones (building, piloting, etc.)
• Knowledgeable about core concepts of drone engineering including:
• Aerodynamics and physics of aircraft motion
• Structures
• Feedback controls
• Embedded electronics and communications (UART, CAN, etc.)
• MEMs accelerometer, gyro, barometer, magnetometer, etc.
• GPS and wireless communications
• Human-machine interface
• Technical acumen and the ability to troubleshoot on a variety of projects
• Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Python
• Able to read, understand, and analyze electrical schematics
• Understanding specifications documents and academic papers in English
・Fluency in Japanese (able to communicate in Japanese with Japanese stakeholders)
Japanese Level
  • Fluent
• Able to pilot a drone
• Experience with Linux as a development environment
• Understanding of computer vision concepts
• Understanding of machine learning concepts
• Understanding of SLAM
• English (business level) is a plus
• Japanese (business level) is a plus
Type of people (Personality)
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills with an obsessive attention to detail
• Able to collaborate and bridge the communications gap between the engineering team, business managers, sales, and clients, interfacing with each
• Skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Proactively fill in missing job functions
• Proactively tackle new obstacles
• Resolve difficulties with a positive attitude
• Analytical skills for fact-based and evidence-based discussions
Annual Expected salary (Minimum)
Annual Expected salary (Maximum)
Salary promotion
Once a year
Transporation cost coverage
  • Covered based on Company's set policy
Work hours
9:00 - 18:00
  • Yes
  • End of Year and New Year Holiday
  • Summer Holiday
  • Other special holiday
  • Saturday
  • Golden Week
  • National Holiday
  • Sunday
  • Worker’s Accident Compensation Insurance (労災保険)
  • Health Insurance (健康保険)
  • Unemployment Insurance (雇用保険)
  • Welfare Pension Insurance (厚生年金保険)
Other benefits
  • Conference/event participation support
  • Book purchase support
  • Free Coffee/Tea