Incubit Inc. transforms imagination to inspiration using the best technology and design. No matter how good the concept or plan is, unless the idea can be brought into the real world, it is useless. Incubit's mission is to realize the passions of businesses and products in the best form to the real world. We always stand by our clients as partners as we share their passions, troubles, and joys. With that in mind, at Incubit we transform imagination to inspiration using the best technology and design. Leveraging the latest in deep learning and machine learning technology, we collaborate hand-in-hand with players in various industries as a partner to co-create next generation products and services.
At Incubit, we undertake the challenge of solving problems that haven’t been solved alongside leading companies of Japan. We have worked with companies in the fields of medicine, biotech, space, geology and manufacturing, with our current focus being image recognition using Deep Learning technology. Our recent projects include predicting possible mudflows from topographic maps with OYO Corporation, detecting thyroid nodules from ultrasound images with Ito Hospital, or detecting tornadoes and heavy localized rain for Japan’s Meteorological Agency.
Incubit is looking for a Project Manager to join our Project Management team. The Project Manager will work closely with our deep learning engineers of various nationalities from all over the world and act as a critical communication hub between our teams and clients, coordinating and facilitating the successful delivery of compelling tailor-made AI solutions for our new and existing clients.
In this challenging role, you will be at the forefront of innovation and cutting-edge technology, solving a wide range of real-world problems.
You do not need to be a technology expert. However, innate curiosity and excellent communication skills are a must. You are able to see the big picture, and then identify the details that we need to get right in order to reach our goals. You are detail-oriented on the things that matter, eager to learn and grow, and are able to prioritize and juggle competing priorities, and be responsive in a fast-paced environment, all while maintaining excellent relationships with our engineering team and clients.
As an AI Project Manager at Incubit, you will be responsible for keeping all internal and external stakeholders on the same page and moving in the right direction so that our teams successfully deliver client projects, with multiple ones running in parallel.
Once here, you will:
・ Act as a communication hub between clients and engineering teams through clear conveyance of clients’ feedback and engineering requests on projects
・ Create and deliver a customer-facing project report based on the data and results delivered by engineering through detailed analysis of the results
・ Foster communication with our engineering team, ensuring it is working towards the right objective based on the correct priorities
・ Manage and mitigate risks by identifying potential pitfalls and come up with valid measurables
・ Coordinate the handoff process when our projects reach the closure phase: review, track and complete deliveries to clients
・ Contribute to establishing project plan baselines: provide needed information to define project scopes and secure necessary resources and plan all activities
・ Oversee a team of project manager interns and set them up for growth
・ Must reside in Japan
You are the ideal candidate if you:
・ Are open-minded, gritty, empathetic, and modest
・ Find joy in helping others flourish and accomplish excellent results with your support
・ Are able to read contexts and easily put yourself in others’ shoes
・ Are innately curious, and have a passion for learning new things
・ Enjoy being challenged and taking responsibility
・ Pay extreme attention to detail with a strong attachment to high quality deliverables
・ Are a logical thinker and choose to separate the person from the problem
・ Enjoy a certain degree of volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity
Relevant Experience And Mindset
・ 2+ years of experience in a similar role as a project manager and/or direct involvement in software development
・ Understanding of software development lifecycle and delivery methodology
・ The ability to effectively communicate with team members clearly and concisely, providing reliable information to all stakeholders and resolving possible conflicts
・ An extremely responsive and collaborative team-player mentality
・ Excellent judgment and demonstrated ability to handle time-sensitive work
・ Strong organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail
・ Ability to quickly digest unfamiliar information and extract the essence of it
・ Worked on a wide variety of projects, learned new things, and directed your own work from day to day
・ Proficient in the following software tools: Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
・ Native Japanese
・ Strong oral, reading, and writing skills in English, enabling to build good relationships and make for effective communication with our engineering team
It Would Be a Bonus If You Have
・ Experience in a customer-facing role, preferably enterprise-class customers (B2B).
・ Demonstrated ability to learn new software systems and tools
・ Strong analytical skills and experience with data science, business intelligence, or data analytics related processes
・ English fluency (written and verbal)
・ Experience working with people from different cultural backgrounds and operating in various roles at a fast-paced company
Not Specifically Required
・ Experience with AI project management
・ Programming Skills
If this describes you, come join our team at Incubit in the heart of Tokyo. We are a diligent and pleasant multi-cultural team of engineers and professionals spread between Japan and Taiwan. We are still a small company - and growing healthily with no Venture Capital involvement - as we appraise freedom and independence more than anything else, which will allow you to have a tangible impact on us, whether in regard to a project we take on, or the role you play in the company.
At Incubit, you can solve diverse and complex challenges for our clients, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with passion, curiosity and empathy. We work hard but also respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the entire project process and your career.
You can work flexible hours and you also can work from home, as long as you effectively deliver, reach your goals, and engage with your team.
We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
・ Location: Tokyo, Japan
・ Employment Status: Full Time
・ Salary: JPY 5M-7M