Engineering Manager

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • April 16, 2024
Apply from Anywhere πŸ‘
Relocation to Japan πŸ‘
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required πŸ‘
English: Fluent
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

About nanameue, Inc.

At nanameue, Inc our focus is to connect people through social media. nanameue, Inc. started in May of 2013 with roots in Japan and Thailand. With growing teams, nanameue, Inc. has built one of Japan’s top chat applications with over 9 Million users and over 90,000 communities.  

Having a global mindset, nanameue, Inc. is built with people from a variety of different cultures from Japan, China, Indonesia, and US to name a few. To maintain the global culture, our company language is English and we continue to welcome new members from all over the world.



As the Engineering Manager, you will play a crucial role in driving innovation, overseeing project timelines, and ensuring the successful delivery of engineering projects that shape the future of technology. You will be the point of lead for the Engineering Team and work directly with the management in bringing the product vision to reality.



  • Technical Leadership: Oversee the execution of technology strategy, balancing short-term and long-term objectives, and making key decisions regarding product development.
  • People Management: Mentor, provide career development advice, and conduct performance reviews for a team of talented engineers. Encourage open feedback, empower the team, and facilitate team growth.
  • Collaboration: Interface with Product Management, Design, and other key business stakeholders to align objectives, set priorities, and deliver software that realizes our business goals.
  • Project Management: Lead the delivery of large-scale projects, ensuring scope and direction are always clear.
  • Quality Assurance: Adopt robust quality assurance practices, including comprehensive test frameworks, continuous integration and deployment, and automated testing.
  • Recruiting: Play a crucial role in the hiring process to support the team's growth. This involves sourcing talent, interviewing candidates, and making hiring decisions.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, or comparable experience.
  • Proven experience as an Engineering Manager, preferably within a startup environment with a team size of around 40 people, for at least 2.5 years in the area of large user-based digital products.
  • Have experience as a developer at least 5 years.
  • Strong understanding of Agile methodologies, DevOps, and software development life cycle.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web/mobile technologies (frontend & backend) and architecture and have at least two of these skill
    • Swift, Kotlin or Flutter
    • Ruby on Rails with high load environment
    • AWS DevOps/Infrastructure knowledge
    • End to End-testing
    • Web3 Implementation, such as Smart Contract
    • Advanced Cybersecurity Knowledge
  • Growth mindset and ability to develop and nurture a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills, with a hands-on problem-solving approach.
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and manage deadlines in a fast-paced and international environment.
  • Japanese Level of N2 and above will be considered extra advantages. (Nice to Have)



  • Competitive salary and performance based bonus plus standard social security insurance
  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • Flextime: Core time 11:00 to 15:00
  • For overseas candidates: Visa Support, Re-location assistance to help you start your life in Tokyo, including first-time airfare to Tokyo, and hotel room while we help you search for housing.
  • Holidays: Annual leave, Summer as well as Winter Holidays, Childcare and Family care leave
  • Transportation allowance OR if you live near the office, we will give you 20,000 JPY monthly towards your rent
  • We will subsidize books, language courses, conference tickets, and even paid apps

nanameue's story began in May, 2013. This start-up with roots in Tokyo and Thailand was founded to build connections between people through social networks. And now nanameue has over 40 people in Tokyo building one of Japan's top chat applications.

With around 6.5 million registered users in the first 3 years, their engineers have the opportunity to take on complex but rewarding technical challenges.

Being an international company, approximately half of their members come from overseas: they have members from places like Thailand, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, and Brazil. And nanameue use English as the official company language.

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