VP of Engineering

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • May 29, 2024
10,000,000 - 20,000,000 JPY /yr
Apply from Japan Only
(You must live in Japan to apply)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Business Level
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

About Us

At Sales Marker, our mission is to create a world where all people and companies can challenge themselves beyond existing boundaries. We’re the first and No.1 「Intent Sales」 company and one of the fastest growing start-up in Japan. We’re growing at a speed that is twice as fast as Unicorn startups. By using our product, sales teams can improve their work efficiency by 3 times.
We have achieved over 900% YoY business growth rate in 2.5 years since our flagship product 「Sales Marker」 was released and we’re currently actively working on a wide range of new product portfolios.


The Team

Our co-founders are from top companies in Japan and the world such as NRI, Keyence, LINE, Microsoft, and PwC. They were selected as 「FORBES 30 UNDER 30 ASIA LIST」 in 2023. In our Engineering & Product team, we have members from more than 12 countries and they come from top tech companies in the world such as Google, Microsoft, Indeed, and famous tech companies in Japan such as Mercari, LINE, Yahoo, Smartnews, etc. They’re smart but humble, they work hard but also have fun, they’re very different individuals but they work together to achieve our mission and goals. Come and have a chat with one of our leadership members!


Your Job


As the VP of Engineering, you will play a critical role in driving the vision, strategy, and execution of our engineering initiatives. Your leadership will be pivotal as we expand our product suite beyond 「Sales Marker」. You will be responsible for shaping and guiding the technical direction of our company, ensuring that our engineering efforts are aligned with our business objectives and executed with excellence.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Defining and executing the engineering vision and strategy to support company goals
  • Leading and growing a high-performing engineering organization
  • Driving innovation and engineering excellence across all product lines
  • Collaborating with executive leadership to align engineering projects with business objectives
  • Overseeing the development and delivery of scalable, high-quality products
  • Establishing and promoting best practices in software development, architecture, and operations
  • Managing resource allocation, budgeting, and timelines to ensure successful project execution
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and technical excellence
  • Mentoring and developing engineering leaders and teams to achieve their full potential
  • Organizational design and strategic planning
  • Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Anticipating program needs and ensuring they are me



  • 6+ years of experience in the Tech industry and 3+ years of experience in a leadership role
  • Proven experience in growing engineering organizations from 30 to hundreds of members
  • Strong understanding of product and business strategy
  • Proven ability to drive innovation and deliver high-quality products in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong strategic thinking and execution capabilities
  • Ability to foresee challenges and provide effective solutions to solve problems in a systematic way
  • Fluent English and Japanese language skills


Nice to Have

  • Experience in 0→1 phase of the engineering team at a product based tech start-up
  • Experience in leading engineering teams developing new products from scratch
  • Experience in a high-growth startup environment
  • Background in SaaS or B2B software development
  • Have a strong personal branding and presence in the tech industry


Why Us?

  • High growth business and strong financial foundation.
  • Innovative new product development and opportunity to build things from scratch.
  • Plenty of leadership and career development opportunities.
  • Full remote-friendly & full flexible work schedules.
  • Global team and English speaking environment.
  • Great benefits & perks packages such as Resort Work, Purchasing Books, Free Weekly Lunch, Offsites, etc.


Our Tech Stack


  • TypeScript, React;
  • Libraries: Storybook, jest;
  • Hosting: Amplify



  • Infrastructure: AWS, ElasticBeanstalk;
  • DB: Aurora, ElasticSearch;
  • Languages: Node.js (Sales Marker), Python, Go;
  • Analysis environment: Athena;
  • Framework: Express;
  • Monitoring: DataDog;
  • Others: AWS Lambda, AWS Batch, AWS API Gateway, AWS Glue

For Senior Leadership Role, we’re open to customize the role based on your strengths and preferences, so if you’re interested in our company, come and have a chat with one of our leadership members!

Sales Marker is a SaaS start-up that provides B2B solutions that focus on "intent-based sales".

They use a methodology designed to identify and engage customers showing signs of needing a product or service.

Sales Marker leverages a database of 5 million corporate entities combined with dynamic intent data to enable precise targeting and effective engagement with potential customers.

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