Director of Product Management

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • March 19, 2024
Apply from Japan Only
No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

Our Mission:

Driving technology always feels old. Not by a little bit. We believe vehicles can be a thousand times smarter, safer, and more connected to the world around us, and our mission is to see it happen. In 2019, we joined forces with Honda as their first startup acquisition, and now we’re expanding our vision into building the future of electric vehicles (BEV) for millions of people around the world.


Why Drivemode: 

Join Drivemode for an exciting startup environment and a vibrant culture that combines impactful work, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. By becoming a part of our team, you'll contribute to a crucial mission that revolutionizes the way people engage with vehicles, addressing both business needs and the world's environmental challenges. This presents an exceptional opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and drive Honda's success in the EV market.


About the Role

The Director of Product Management, 2W is responsible for leading product management for all EV motorcycle software products. You will create and drive the vision for the future EV software platforms which run vehicles built by the #1 motorcycle manufacturer in the world. This role reports to the President of our Tokyo Office.


What You Will Do

  • Build products that are central to people’s lives, backed by one of the strongest brands on the planet.
  • Create the vision and strategy for software products related to EV motorcycles.
  • Lead, mentor, and grow the product management team.
  • Oversee the entire product life cycle from conception to launch to growth.
  • Work cross-functionally with leaders of hardware and software teams to create industry defining motorcycle products sold globally.
  • Occasional international travel to markets our products are sold in.


What We Are Looking For

  • 7+ years of product management experience in Agile environments with at least 2 years managing teams of PMs.
  • Track record of successfully launching and growing consumer-facing software products.
  • Customer-centric, UX obsessed, and strategic.
  • A flexible attitude and entrepreneurial mindset. Be willing to do what it takes, even if it's outside of your usual responsibility area.
  • Someone who thinks that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better than they are today.
  • Business level or above Japanese (spoken and written)


Nice to Have

  • Experience delivering software products that interact with hardware.


EEOC Statement

Drivemode is proud of a very diverse team with employees coming from 5 continents/16 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 impacts 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. 

Drivemode (ドライブモード) は、ZipcarとTesla Motorsの起業家によって2014年に米国シリコンバレーで設立されたスタートアップ企業です。ドライバー向けスマートフォンの安全運転アプリの開発を手がけ、すでに150か国以上で数百万人のドライバーに使用されています。どの車両であっても、よりスマートで安全な運転を可能にするという、ドライバーの運転体験を根本的に変えるイノベーションに挑戦しています。



Honda Smartphone Voice Control system


小さなチームですが世界を変えるテクノロジープロダクトの開発に挑戦することが大好きです。 DrivemodeのCEOは「チャンスさえあれば日本の技術力でシリコンバレーに勝負できる」と信じている経営者です。そんな思いを体現する会社を目指す、ベンチャー精神溢れるDrivemodeのカルチャーに共感いただける方に、ぜひジョインいただきたいと思っています!

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