Project Manager of Technical Consulting

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • August 30, 2023
8,000,000 - 12,000,000 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 Years and years out of date.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

As a project manager of technical consulting, you will be a part of the technical consulting team to transform our parent company (Honda) into a software-first mindset when building the vehicles of the future. You will do project management, scope and requirement management as well as risk and progress management.

What you will do

  • Plan and manage consulting projects to build connected software solutions for Honda’s next generation of electric vehicles.
  • Align stakeholders, including executive leaders, on scope, status, and deliverables.
  • Work cross-functionally with all teams within Drivemode and Honda to design the best software solutions and architectures.
  • Keep the team moving forward by identifying bottlenecks/risks and solving them.
  • Ensure our projects are well organized and documented.
  • Learn and apply knowledge about the latest electric vehicle and software technologies.

  • What We Are Looking For

  • At least 5 years of work experience, including 3+ years as a Project Manager for software projects.
  • You are very organized and good at prioritizing, scheduling, and managing time.
  • You have fluent Japanese and business-level English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • You are an empathic negotiator; you can understand all sides of an issue and find a way to reach a solution.
  • You have strong critical thinking and risk management skills.
  • You are a team player and know how to use soft power to motivate people around you.
  • You think that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better.

  • Nice to Have

  • Prior software engineering systems background
  • Experience in automotive or mobile and backend products
  • Experienced or familiar with Agile methodologies

  • 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. 

    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。



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    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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