Associate Agile Coach アジャイルコーチ (アソシエイト)

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • March 8, 2024
8,000,000 - 10,000,000 JPY /yr
Apply from Japan Only
No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Fluent
English: Conversational
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

Our Mission: Smarter, safer, connected driving in any vehicle

Driving technology always feels old. Not by a little bit. Years and years out of date. Is that really just “the way things are”? We don’t think so, and we’re here to fix that. We believe vehicles can be 1000x smarter, safer, and more connected to the world around us. We’ve started on this mission by building a mobile-based connected vehicle platform used by millions of drivers in over 150 countries. In 2019, we joined forces with Honda as their first startup acquisition, and now we’re expanding our vision by bringing together software and hardware to build new products that solve real needs for millions of drivers around the world.



About the role

This is a role in Drivemode DX Consulting team with a mission to foster innovative product development using Agile in Honda. As Associate Agile Coach, you will be responsible for assisting in building, drive and implementing agile processes inside Honda Software development teams. Being a champion of agile best practices, you will learn to coach, facilitate, and provide mentorship for the transition of software development teams into a Lean Agile mindset, to help Honda become a sustainable innovative software product development organization.

What You Will Do

Assist teams during transitions from traditional SDLC to an Agile approach

Take responsibility and learn about coaching agile teams (at least one) and the supporting environment, so that they steadily mature in terms of technical capabilities and agile practices

Provide support to introduce Agile frameworks such as Scrum/Kanban.

Plan, hold, and Improve upon Agile trainings, workshops including but not limited to Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking, System Thinking, Product Management, and many more

Define, track, and monitor Agile metrics, identify any potential problems, and assist teams in implementing solutions.

Ensure consistency across the teams, raise issues, and drive change to remove impediments.



  • スクラムやカンバンなどのアジャイルフレームワークの導入をサポート
  • スクラム、カンバン、デザイン思考、システム思考、製品管理など、アジャイルトレーニングやワークショップの企画及び実施
  • アジャイルメトリクスの定義、追跡、監視を行い、問題を特定し、チームが解決策を実行するのを支援

What We Are Looking For

  • You love cars, motorcycles, or both!
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in software engineering, product management, and/or any other digital product-related role (regardless of specialty)
  • At least 2 years of hands-on well-known Agile framework implementation experience with software product development team(s) such as Scrum, Kanban, XP…etc.
  • At least 10 hours of performing offline Agile-related training as a trainer/supporter.
  • Fluent Japanese (Native level or close to native level)
  • Conversation Level English in Business environment. 

Have at least one of nice to have below


  • 車、バイク、またはその両方が好きな方
  • 5年以上のソフトウェアエンジニアリング、プロダクトマネジメント、その他デジタル製品に関連する職務の経験(専門は問いません)
  • 2年以上のスクラム、カンバン、XPなど、ソフトウェア製品開発チームへのアジャイルフレームワーク導入の実務経験
  • オフラインでのアジャイル関連トレーニングをトレーナー/サポーターとして10時間以上実施した経験
  • 流暢な日本語(ネイティブレベルまたはネイティブに近いレベル)
  • ビジネスレベルの英語力

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge or experience in design thinking
  • Knowledge or experience in data-driven development
  • Knowledge or experience in software engineering
  • Any software product development-related certification


  • デザイン思考に関する知識または経験
  • データ駆動開発に関する知識または経験
  • ソフトウェアエンジニアリングの知識または経験
  • ソフトウェア製品開発に関する資格

EEOC Statement

Drivemode is proud of a very diverse team with employees coming from 5 continents/11 countries as of today. Diversity in our workplace has played an important part in our success; we recognize each employee’s unique background, knowledge, experiences, ideas, and viewpoints, which are all critical in developing a product that has the greatest impact on drivers all over the world.

Drivemode provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,  disability, or any other characteristics that make you unique.

Smarter, Safer, Connected driving in any vehicle.

We were founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs from Zipcar and Tesla Motors and acquired by Honda in 2019. In 2020, we released Honda RoadSync with Honda motorcycle team. In 2023, our CEO Yo Koga was named as Global UX Officer and Drivemode is set to expand further to transform Honda and win in the growing Electric Vehicle market with our expertise in software and user experience.

Our Current Work

Honda motorcycles
We are building a modern software platform for Honda's new electric motorcycles. The platform, including mobile app and infotainment system, will be deployed in many countries. Not only working with Honda's motorcycle engineers as one team, we also do our own in-house hardware prototyping to enable us to learn and move quickly. The goal is to provide seamless motorcycle rider experiences with deeply integrated software and hardware.

Honda/Acura vehicles
We are working on a vehicle companion app & platform for Honda's next generation electric vehicles. The app will be a critical part of connected service offering for any future Honda & Acura vehicles globally. We are working closely with Honda's industry-leading hardware and vehicle experts to design the software and hardware as one experience for users.

Our Future Direction: This is just the beginning for us; we expect to expand our scope into other software driven areas for Automotive while continuing to grow and build on more capabilities

Working at Drivemode
We’re a diverse group of Silicon Valley and Tokyo entrepreneurs who want to make driving better. Our approach focuses on speed, learning, flexibility, and data-driven decision-making. We aren’t just “coders” or “designers;” we are problem solvers who understand that why you do something is just as important as what you do. We love challenges: the bigger, the better.

Our organizational structure is flat and everyone has an opportunity to share ideas, regardless of manager or job title. Openness, transparency, and communication are always priorities. We trust our employees’ abilities to make decisions in the best interest of Drivemode and give them the freedom to do what it takes to bring out the best in themselves and others. We provide support, mentorship, and growth across all positions to help employees identify and reach career and developmental goals.

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