Various engineer/designer Positions at a Leading Japanese Electronic Vehicle Maker – Japan’s Tesla

No/Low Japanese (Engineer)


The company, often called the Tesla of Japan, was established in 2010 by a group of passionate and visionary professionals in automobile and related industry (such as auto parts and car racing) as a university venture to rejuvenate a popular sports car producer.


With several strategic alliances with top-notch electronics and auto makers in Japan and abroad, it aims to produce the highest quality electronic vehicle (EV). Its success and potentials helped it secure large amounts of investment from sovereignty funds of Saudi Arabia and Taiwan for accelerating EV development and business expansion. It is rare for Japanese startups to attract investments from foreign-government-backed funds which provides a solid evidence of how the company’s innovative technology and business potential is recognized in the world market. It is not only operating in Japan but also in other Asian and European markets.


The EV producer was ready for massive production/manufacturing in the end of 2015, now it foresees an unprecedented expansion and is seeking for talented individuals to join the team.  Currently, the company has only 20 employees which means you will be joining as a core member who will be given many responsibilities and much freedom, and have the opportunity to grow rapidly together with the firm.


▪Corporate culture:


Emphasis on creativity, flexibility, freedom and team-work (many employees in the firm are from top car markers such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan and thy are willing to take a pay-cut to join the venture because of the freedom and creativity of the work and their belief of the company's future)


Encourage for free and open communication and discussion (employees are encouraged and respected to generate original and creative ideas,  bring them to the table, discuss with the team and work diligenly together with the team to make them come true)


Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu, Japan

Job Description


There are several engineer positions that are currently open. When you apply, please describe which position you are interested in. *Please note that below four positions are all different. You are not going to do everyhing, but just one of them. 


1) Automobile body design and planning

You will be designing/planinng outside of the car

you will conduct safety check, determine the most appropriate materials to be used 

You will be making the test automobile, show the car at various exhbitions

Not only that, you will be also in charge of business aspect such as exploring the ideal supplier (Japan, World)  and also managing the materials/parts stock etc..

You sometimes are going to participate the investor pitch


2) EV system design/planning

You will be in charge of research and development of appropriate EV sports car automobile maintenance/control system 

You will be desiging the safety function aspect for automobile control system

You will be working on designing and developing VCU/BCM and ECU etc…


3) Mechanical Design engineer for Drivetrain

You will be in charge of designing and developing EV sportscar drivetrain

Under development team leader, you will be designing gear box, drive shaft, hub parirng,  etc… 

You will be also checking the safety standards set by each different country (that the company is trying to sell the automobile to) 

You will make a test automobile, you will also prepare for global/national exhibition

Not only engineering aspect, but you will be also involved in some business aspects such as investor pitch, exploring suppliers etc…


 4)Chassis design

You will be designing and developing chassis (suspension, break, stearing) which will be used for EV sports car

You will bn also checking adaptability of your design based on each differen national safety guideline

You will work on test automobile

You will also conduct safety check 

Not only engineering aspect, but you will be also involved in some business aspects such as investor pitch, exploring suppliers etc…



5) Interior design

YOu will be designing the interior of EV sports car

You will be working on layout and design, also try to check the safety guideline set by each different country 

You will be designing frame, meter cluster, column cover, HVAC etc… 

You will be also desgining interior materials for FRP and CFRP

You wil conduct saftefy test and also put some avoidance measurement such as FMEA, FTA, DRBFM etc… 

You will be also involved in some business aspects such as investor pitch, exploring suppliers etc…

Ideally 10  years of professional fulltime working experience in the field
Conversational Japanese (able to communicate with colleagues in Japanese, even though the grammar and all may be not perfect)
Love and interested in cars
Teamwork with good communication skills
Motivated, determined, committed

Annual salary (4~7.5 million yen depending on the experience and skills)
Health care, social insurance pension and other relevant benefits 
Working time:
9:00~18:00 from Monday to Friday 
Flexible working hours 


*Please note that the position is only for those who are currently residing in Japan only*

How to Apply


If you are interested in this position, please apply here wit 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 organization will be screening your resume.  If you have been selected for the next round interview, we will disclose you the name of the company. 



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