Senior Data Engineer

  • Tokyo
  • Remote OK - Anywhere in Japan
  • Full-time
  • June 24, 2024
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Relocation to Japan 👍
(Overseas visa sponsorship supported)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Business Level
Minimum Experience
Senior or above

Are you looking...

  • To make meaningful changes at the fastest-growing tech company in Japan?
  • For a fair, highly flexible, inclusive working environment where anyone, regardless of their background, can make an impact?
  • To build the next bold idea in customer acquisition and revenue growth through conversational commerce technology
  • For a place where things are not just fast - but they happen now? 


We Are Zeals - “Designing conversations. Driving conversions.”

Zeals is not another chatbot. Our automated chat solution and conversational technology change how consumers purchase or act online. Zeals converts customers who appear "unengaged" to become "valuable" through designed chat on Messaging Apps. Using AI-powered, human-designed conversation flows across chat platforms, Zeals enables brands to build personalized, automated conversations with their consumers and develop a deeper understanding of their preferences while creating a delightful, seamless shopping experience. Our last 3 years have been phenomenal. We have captured the heart of many businesses in Japan, with over 480 enterprises relying on our chat commerce offering to boost their mobile business.

The goal is simple: to “revolutionize hospitality on the Internet” by unlocking digital customer service experiences that were limited to physical stores previously. 


Just Getting Started…

With more than 480 enterprise companies worldwide already utilizing our product, we are perfectly poised to seize market share and fuel exponential growth in the US market, with an eye on global expansion. Investors have taken note of our potential, leading us to recently secure nearly $40 million in funding, backed by Salesforce Ventures.


As a Senior Data Engineer, you will be a key player in our data engineering team, responsible for designing, building, and maintaining our data pipelines and infrastructure. You will work on transforming raw data into structured formats to support advanced analytics and reporting. Your work will ensure the smooth ingestion, transformation, and organization of data in our data lakehouse so that it’s ready for data analysts to consume and transform into actionable dashboards and reports. We’re searching for someone with at least 5 years of experience in data engineering.


Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Design, develop, and optimize data pipelines to ingest data into our data lakehouse.
  • Implement and manage ETL processes using Google Cloud Composer, Dataproc, and dbt.
  • Develop data transformations within a medallion architecture (bronze, silver, gold layers).
  • Collaborate with data analysts, data scientists, and business stakeholders to understand data requirements.
  • Implement data quality checks and monitoring.
  • Monitor and optimize the performance of BigQuery datasets and queries.
  • Document processes, designs, and architectural decisions.
  • Design and develop a read-optimized data warehouse layer.
  • Troubleshoot daily reporting pipelines
  • Conducting code reviews and providing mentorship to junior engineers.


What You Bring 

  • 5+ years of experience in data engineering or related roles.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to manipulate and interpret complex datasets.
  • Proficiency in SQL and experience with databases such as MySQL and BigQuery.
  • Experience in both Python and Scala is preferred
  • Knowledge of dbt is a must
  • Experience with data platforms like Airflow, Dataproc, Great Expectations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • English proficiency is a must. Conversational Japanese is nice to have.


What Makes you Stand Out 

  • Japanese language proficiency at a business or native level which allows you to liaise with our primarily Japan-based users
  • Understanding of cultural differences
  • Knowledge and experience in chatbots, AI, marketing, and SaaS products


Our Values

  • From Zeals good things come from giving your all
  • Bet on Paradox be a maverick and never settle for just good enough
  • United Will teamwork is the heart to every achievement 


What We Can Give You in Return

  • Salary Range : competitive 
  • Bonus : twice
  • Performance review: twice a year
  • Holidays: 10 days paid holidays during the first year, weekend off, national holidays, summer and winter break. 

The #1 Japanese Conversational Commerce Solution.

ZEALS is not another chatbot. They are the #1 Japanese conversational commerce solution. Using AI-powered, human-designed conversation flows across chat platforms, ZEALS enables brands to build personalized, automated conversations with their consumers and develop a deeper understanding of their preferences while creating a delightful, seamless shopping experience.

Phenomenal Growth
Having nearly doubled revenue YOY the last few years, targeting a 290B TAM, ZEALS benefits from a strong product market fit, clear ROI tied to their solution, and high customer retention rates. With over 480+ enterprise companies currently using their product globally, including well-known brands like L’Oreal and Nissan, ZEALS is well positioned to capture market share and drive exponential growth both in the Japan and US market as their next target region. Investors have taken notice – they raised nearly $40M and were backed by Salesforce Ventures in May of 2022, and they are planning to use these funds to continue their aggressive investment in both technology and people.

ZEALS is Revolutionizing Hospitality on the Internet
ZEALS enables consumers to purchase and reserve products via a well-designed conversational experience. The goal is simple: to “revolutionize hospitality on the Internet,” unlocking digital customer service experiences that used to be limited to physical stores previously. By allowing customers to converse about their purchase before making it, purchase rates are increased by about 5 times, driving a 9.6% average conversion rate across 1.5 million monthly active users. ZEALS’ service is widely adopted across verticals including ecommerce/DTC, travel, cosmetics, fitness and fintech.

Won LinkedIn Top Startups Award Twice in a Row
ZEALS has received the LinkedIn Top Startups award twice in a row. They believe this is a testament to their growth and ability to attract great talents–who could potentially be your colleagues!

Opportunities to Socialize
ZEALS provide a club activity allowance, a “shuffle lunch” allowance for having cross-departmental lunches, and ZEALS Bar, free flowing beer party.

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