Data Scientist

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK - Anywhere in Japan
  • Full-time
  • July 5, 2024
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 JPY /yr
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(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Junior or above

About Us

AlpacaTech offers a wide range of technological solutions for asset management, trading, and market-making that leverage state-of-the-art AI to provide our clients a competitive edge in the industry.

AlpacaTech, formerly the AI Solutions division of AlpacaJapan, is Asia’s leading AI FinTech based in Tokyo and specializes in building AI technologies for financial markets. We are providing short-term and long-term forecasting signals for a wide range of assets, as well as asset allocation recommendations for investment managers.

Our groundbreaking technology has already attracted the attention of major banking and financial institutions within Japan and around the world and led to long-lasting partnerships.


Position & Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a bilingual (English and Japanese) Data Scientist who is:

  • Passionate about financial markets. 
  • Proficient in building and deploying machine learning models in production, preferably with experience in neural networks and/or reinforcement learning.
  • Adept at translating academic research into practical applications with strong communication skills and a commitment to professional client presentation, from coding to client interaction.

In this role you will:

  • Build mathematically challenging code with a strong focus on machine learning and data science applications.
  • Solve future business problems with novel technologies, staying up to date with research and quickly mapping to PoC to assess business applicability.
  • Collaborate closely with sales, ML-Ops, and system specialists, meet clients, and present professionally in both English and Japanese.
    • Scope of change: Business determined by the company


Corporate Culture

Team Diversity

We are a collaborative team of engineers, data scientists, quants, architects, designers, bankers and project managers from diverse backgrounds.


Community Engagement

We benefit from the community and are happy to give back. We cherish connections from our external partners, investors and players from the start-up industry. We have recently open-sourced our high-performance time series database MarketStore written in Go.



Our main language is English while Japanese is also used depending on the business segment and job role involved. Internal communication tools include Slack, Google, Zoom.


Work-life Balance

We believe and honor the fact that beyond an employee’s working life, parenting, family and friends are all very important aspects of a person’s life. We allocate and encourage remote work time to allow for a fulfilling work-life balance.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields
  • Experience in Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Fluent with python stack: Numpy, Pandas
  • Fluent in English and Japanese


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of other programming languages
  • Experience in handling big data
  • Experience with ML packages/frameworks (sklearn, PyTorch etc)
  • Experience with containerized solutions: using docker, kubernetes and AWS
  • Capable of following research, reading papers and implementing novel approaches from scratch


Success Factors:

  • Excellent team player with high integrity
  • Ability to organize and present complex data
  • Detail oriented with the ability to clearly & concisely communicate actionable conclusions from complex analysis, in both written and oral formats
  • Open to feedback with an on-going desire to improve
  • Comfort with ambiguity and eagerness to learn new skills


Working Conditions


  • Tokyo, Japan, close to metro station Otemachi with a hybrid of remote working


Working Hours

  • 9:00-18:00 but can be flexible upon agreement with your manager
  • Overtime: Approximately 20 hours per month (may increase during peak season)
  • Flexible working hours: Yes



  • Allowance: Remote work allowance, commuting allowance based on the number of days worked in the office, etc.
  • Social insurance: Health insurance, employee pension, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation insurance available
  • Benefits: Learning platform "Coursera", membership to welfare service, etc.



  • Annual holidays:120 days
  • Annual paid vacations:10 or 20 days for the first year and 20 days per year thereafter
  • Vacation form: 2 days off per week (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays) and other days specified by the company such as December 31st ~ January 3rd.



  • Company official language: English, Japanese
  • Visa Sponsorship: Available

AlpacaTech is a technology company that develops investment management and trading solutions.

We combine cutting-edge technology and financial know-how to deliver sophisticated products that meet our clients' high standards.

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