We’re looking for an experienced digital product expert to lead and grow the product strategy and design side of our team. This would suit a candidate who has a number of years of experience working as a product lead or key team member for a variety of web and mobile products for clients or startups.

While UI design and software development skills would be beneficial, the core responsibilities of this position would lie at the team leadership, strategy and design direction end of the spectrum. Working within budgetary and organizational constraints and leading clients and team members to ideate, validate and prioritize product features, running innovation workshops, conducting user studies and other macro-level UX roles that lead to business growth are a top priority, and should be demonstrable in your portfolio.

The ability to be a key public facing member of the studio by forming connections in the Japanese and international design, technology, enterprise and startup communities and introducing potential clients to the studio is also a huge bonus.

For highly experienced candidates with a history of exceptional performance in helping to grow an agency such as Tacchi, opportunities to become an equity-holding partner in the business are available.

 

Core responsibilities include:

  • Taking core responsibility for our product strategy, UX, UI, branding and other design work to ensure is the best it can be.
  • Helping to win projects by meeting with our prospective clients in Japanese or English.
  • Working with our clients, team members and users to ensure they are happy and their needs are being met.
  • Helping to effectively run and grow the studio and proactively improving the way that we operate.

 

If you can say yes to all of the following, please get in touch!

  • Have you worked as part of a project team to build a number of digital products?
  • Do you have a desire to learn new things and take on challenges?
  • Do you speak native level Japanese, conversation level English?
  • Do you have a passion for creating things and being around design and technology?
  • Do you have exceptional time and task management skills?

While we always like to receive email applications, we love to meet in person with anyone who's interested in joining us! So why not join one of our Tokyo Dev Round Table or Canvas Round Table events to make a connection and get to know us before applying?

Also, please understand that we receive a huge number of emails every day. Therefore, as a policy, we are unable to reply to any emails regarding jobs or internships that are not advertised below. We thank you for your understanding.

Why work at Tacchi?


Perks

  • We take work-life balance very seriously, with a strong anti-overtime culture, flexible working hours, and partial remote work.
  • Work in the center of Shibuya. The heart of the creative and startup community in Tokyo.
  • Spend your workdays in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where results, collaboration, and creativity are more important than formality.
  • Be part of an international team. It doesn’t matter where in the world you’re from, as long as you have the skills and passion to help produce top quality products.
  • When we’re working together at Tacchi HQ you can wear whatever you like. The only times you’ll need to dress smartly are when we go to visit some clients (although for many clients, shorts and a tshirt are fine!).
  • We choose to be a small, intimate team who love making things and producing results. You’ll be a big cog in a small, highly tuned machine.
  • We always strive to be at the forefront of tech, design and business, so if you love learning about new technologies, modern design principles or ways to work you’ll enjoy working with us!


What we do

  • You’ll be working on some important apps for our major clients; a range of industry leaders, fast-growing market entrants and ambitious startups, both domestic and international
  • We choose our clients and projects very carefully. We only take on projects we can be passionate about, and our clients are all a pleasure to work with.
  • You’ll also get the chance to work on some cool startup-style projects. We have in-house side projects and collaborations that we work on alongside our client work.
  • If you’re the kind of person who likes to take on responsibility and rise to challenges, you’ll enjoy working with us.
  • If you love technology, Tacchi is the place to be. We have many of the latest tech from Apple, Google and the rest.
  • We’re community focused, with regular events happening at Tacchi HQ, and Tacchi members often speaking at tech, design, and startup events around the city.