Senior Product Manager

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • November 15, 2022
Apply from Japan Only
No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Fluent
Minimum Experience
Senior 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 Years and years out of date.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 Senior Product Manager, you will have a leading role at Drivemode building the next generation of connected services for Honda vehicles. You will be working closely with our engineering, quality assurance, designers, and support teams. You will have the opportunity to be part of a team creating global products that impact millions of people in a unique startup culture that values flexibility, innovation, and critical thinking.

What You Will Do

  • Build cutting edge digital solutions for Honda’s next generation of vehicles
  • Lead product analysis of end-user needs
  • Build a roadmap that aligns user needs, stakeholder wishes and pushes technical boundaries 
  • Keep the team moving forward by identifying and removing bottlenecks  
  • Work very closely with Product Owners to keep stakeholders aligned with the right amount of product documentation
  • Own core product KPIs and improve them through data-driven decisions

  • What We Are Looking For

  • 3-5 years experience as a Product Manager working on software products
  • You are able to shape and lead product discovery following lean/agile principles
  • You have exceptional English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You are a customer champion and can execute a roadmap to achieve great outcomes for customers
  • You are a team player and know how to use soft power to motivate people around you
  • A flexible attitude and entrepreneurial mindset, willing to do what it takes, even if it's outside of your usual responsibility area
  • You think that cars and motorcycles can be 1000x better than they are today

  • Nice to Have

  • You have a prior software engineering or technical background
  • Experience in automotive or mobile products
  • Proficiency of Japanese language is a plus but not mandatory
  • 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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